Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York Volume 136

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York Volume 136

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...with a firmness which resulted in efliciency and the prompt dispatch of all matters before the Commission. It may be truly said that Brother Crook died in the service of Masonry, for only five days before his death he presided at a lengthy session of the Commission of Appeals. A modest nature induced a retiring manner in Brother Crook, which, to those who did not know him well, might have indicated an intentional reserve in social intercourse. This impression was, however, quickly dispelled upon closer acquaintance. His fellow Commissioners, permitted an intimate association with him, found a genial nature and a kindly soul. No personal ambition or jealous act ever marked Brother Crook's conduct. His extensive knowledge of Masonic law was as much at the service of his associates as of himself. His nature countenanced no injury to a friend nor permitted an unfair act against an opponent. Generosity marked 'his character. and his charity not only included material aid to the needy, but also restrained unjust and unnecessary criticism of others, and prompted the warm handclasp and cheerful word of encouragement, which are so often needed and so frequently neglected. Brother Crook's kind and courtly manner suggested a gentleman of the old school, a type too rarely seen in this generation. His early habits were formed during a period in which deliberation and thoroughness, rather than feverish haste, were the tests of efliciency: a period when the amenities of life had not given way to expediency. Influenced by this training, he quietly, but earnestly and persistently, pursued his tasks to successful accomplishment without leaving a train of hatred or illwill. His life was an exemplification of the best teachings of Masonry, more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853482
  • 9781236853486