Masonic Signet and Literary Mirror Volume 2

Masonic Signet and Literary Mirror Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...spectre. An infant stands on the other side clinging to its mother with one hand, while the other is uplifted to defend itself from the gnawings of hunger. The mother is on bended knees supplicating alms for her beloved offspring. These figures, as also the four cardinal virtues, are beautiful specimens of statuary painting. Between Hope and Charity, we perceive a striking emblem of Faith. The Great Shakina is bursting through from above, the Urim and Thumim casts aside the veil and we are permitted to look within the Holy of Holies', in the centre of which stands the Ark of the Covenant with Cherubim overshadowing the mercy seat. Over all this the God of day is sending his brightest morning smiles. In the south the Sun is seen at meridian height. In the west, between the outer and inner doors, is represented the ground floor of Solomon's Temple from within, and through an unfinished arch we behold in the distance the silent meandering of a beautiful stream, SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE MASONIC COLLEGE OF MISSOUEI. 347 skirted by tall cliffs, on the pinnacle of which stands Jacob's Ladder, reaching far away until lost in the blue firmament and the last rays of a setting sun. In the north, the All-Seeing Eye illumines the place of darkness. The ceiling of this room is 23 feet high and arched. This is divided by the painter, into three grand divisions, by Groin arches, supported by sixteen pillars. We are no part of an artist, and, therefore, claim the forbearance of all who may feel inclined to smile at our lame effort to give an idea of this beautiful room. We know not that our conceptions will meet the design of the painter, Brother Doellner. We have not had an interview with him, but while we disclaim any prominent qualifications for criticising, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 503g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510321
  • 9781236510327