MASONIC GLOSSARY - FELLOWCRAFT

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admonish to caution advise or counsel against; to express warning or disapproval; to give friendly, earnest advice and encouragement
artificer a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman; one who makes beautiful objects
beneficent doing or producing good
bourne boundaries; limits
brazen made of brass
candor freedom from bias, prejudice or malice; fairness; impartiality
capital the uppermost part of a column
chapiter an alternate, and earlier, form of the word capital
column a supporting pillar consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft and a capital
composite one of the five orders of architecture, combining the Corinthian and Ionic styles
conflagration fire, especially a large, disastrous fire
contemplate to look at attentively and thoughtfully; to consider carefully
contrive to devise; to plan; to invent or build in an artistic or ingenious manner
one of the three classical (Greek) orders of architecture - the most ornamented of the three. Originated in the City of Corinth in Greece
cubit an ancient unit of linear measure, approximately 18 inches in today's measure
depressed underneath; lower than its surroundings
discerning showing insight and understanding; excellent judgement
dispersed scattered; spread widely
diurnal recurring every day; having a daily cycle
Doric one of the three classical (Greek) orders of architecture - the oldest and simplest of the three, originated in an area of ancient Greece known as Doris
edifice a building, especially one of imposing appearance or size
Ephraimites members of one of the twelve tribes of Israel, descended from Ephraim, one of the sons of Jacob
homage respect or reverence paid or rendered; expression of high regard
injunction an order or requirement placed upon someone by a superior
inundation to overflow with water; a flood
Ionic one of the three classical (Greek) orders of architecture, originated in an area of ancient Greece known as Ionia
judicious having, exercising or characterized by sound judgement; discrete; wise
Naphtali one of the sons of Jacob, brother of Joseph, and a founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel
novitiate a beginner; a novice
palliate to try to conceal the seriousness of an offense by excuses and apologies; to moderate the intensity of; to reduce the seriousness of; to relieve or lessen without curing
pilaster an upright architectural member that is rectangular in plan and is structurally a pier, but is architecturally treated as a column; it usually projects a third of its width or less from the wall
pommel a ball or knob
reprehend to voice disapproval of; to express an attitude of unhappiness and disgust
salutary producing a beneficial effect; remedial; promoting health; curative; wholesome
severally one at a time; each by itself; separately; independently
summons a written notice issued for an especially important meeting of a Lodge; the written notice or requirement by authority to appear at a place named
superfice a geometrical object which is of two dimensions and exists in a single plane
superstructure anything based on, or rising from, some foundation or basis; an entity, concept or complex based on a more fundamental one
Tuscan one of the five orders of architecture, originated in the Tuscany area of southern Italy
undiscovered country
from whose
bourne no
traveler returns
that which lies beyond death; the afterlife
Shakespeare, Hamlet: Act III, Scene 1
vicissitudes the successive, alternating or changing phases or conditions of life or fortune; ups and downs; the difficulties of life; difficulties or hardships which are part of a way of life or career

HAMLET
(Act III, Scene 1, Line 47)

To be, or not to be: that is the question: whether `tis nobier in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; no more; and, by a sleep to say we end the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to, `tis a consummation devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; to sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; for in that sleep of death what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause- There's the respect that makes calamity of so long life; for who would bear the whips and scorns of time, the oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, the pangs of dispriz'd live, the law's delay, the insolence of office, and the spurns that patient merit of the unworthy takes, when he himself might his quietus make with a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear, to grunt and sweat under a weary life, but that dread of something after death, the undiscover'd country from whose bourn no traveller returns, puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear those ills we have, than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all; and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, and enterprises of great pith and moment with this regard their currents turn awry, and lose the name of action.

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