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From Masonic Symbolism (1939) by Charles Clyde Hunt:
"In the Old Testament the dew as a symbol of spiritual gifts is connected with the gift of manna." - p. 55.

"The Egyptian goddess Isis (fruitfulness) became the Greek Ceres (corn)." - p. 75.

"The evergreen is a symbol of immortality, corn of the resurrection. When the cold blasts of winter cast the dark pall of death over the greater part of the vegetable kingdom, the evergreen undergoes no visible change and thus represents everlasting life; but as the grain of corn, so with man in his physical nature, there comes a time when growth ceases, maturity arrives, and then comes death and decay. Yet, out of this death and decay there emerges new life. As there was in the grain of corn a germ of life which could come to fruition only through the death of the old grain, so with man, there is an "immortal part which survives the grave and bears the nearest affinity to that Supreme Intelligence which pervades all nature and which can never, never, never die." - p. 82.

"We also find that this [3-4-5] triangle was to them the symbol of universal nature. The base 4, represented Osiris, the male principle; the perpendicular 3, Isis, the female principle; and Horus, their son, the product of the two principles, was represented by the hypotenuse 5." - p. 146.

"In applying this subject to Masonic symbolism, let us remember that the square is the symbol of earthly perfection and its limitations. The circle on the other hand represents the universe of God and eternity." - p. 160.

"As a matter of fact, there was an order called the Star, but it was not famous and it is not likely that it was know to our brethren of the eighteenth century." - p. 163.
This is not the exact image from pg. 164 called "Insignia of the Garter", but it is very similar. This pic is from:
"He states that the Mason's apron should represent the perfect cube, the emblem of the perfect man, but the cube is the square solidified, and is the emblem of earthly, not spiritual perfection. The triangle, the emblem of Deity, is also the emblem of spiritual perfection, and is appropriate to the Master. The square is the principal working tool of the Fellwo Craft, not the Master." - p. 186.

"The widespread belief in the bee as the symbol of the resurrection..." - p. 204.

Quoting Jonathan Swift: "For this Reason the Kings of France, both Pagans and Christians, always eminent Freemasons, carried three Bees for their Arms, but to avoid the imputation of the Egyptian Idolatry of worshipping a Bee, Clodovaeus, their first Christian King, called them Lilies, or Flower-de-Luces, in which, notwithstanding the small Change made for Disguise Sake, there is still the exact Figure of a Bee..."
"The Egyptians always excellent and Antient Free-Masons paid Divine Worship to a Bee under the outward the outward Shape of a Bull, the better to conceal the mystery, which Bull, by them called Apis, is the Latin word for a Bee; the Aenigma of representing the Bee by a goreon Lodge of Freemasons, the souls of all the Cow-Kind transmigrate into Bees, as one Virgil, a Poet much in favour with the Emperor Augustus, because of his profound Skill in Masonry, hath described... - p. 205.

"That [the cable or cable two] symbolizes the chains of vice which bind us to our lower nature." - p. 238.

How many people of the present day realize that the steeple of a church, the stone erected over the grave of a loved one, the perpendicular marks on the dollar sign () are survivals of pillar symbolism?" - p. 280.

Quoting Farbridge: "A considerable amount of symbolism is connected with the lily in later Jewish literature, where it is nearly always compared to Israel... It was also employed in Cabbalistic literature as a symbol of resurrection."
Hunt's own words: "The reference to the lily in Hosea 14:5 is that this flower represents Israel. "As it withers in the sunlight, but blooms beneath the dew, so Israel withers away except God becomes as dew for her, and she is renowned among the nations as the lily among the flowers."" - p. 295.

Quoting Oliver: "The key is one of the most important symbols of Freemasonry." - p. 327.

"...D. Murray Lyon, Scottish Masonic historian, who says:
"It is worthy of notice that cu is the Gaelic word for dog."" - p. 377.

"In like manner, stages of prosperity are designated by metals which symbolize them; as the Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Brass, Age, the Iron Age, etc. These successive ages of thew world are referred to in the Book of Daniel where is described a great image which the king saw in a vision. This image had its head of gold, its breast and arms of silver, its mid-parts of brass, its legs of iron and its feet of iron and clay, symbolizing successive stages of degeneracy.
"It is well to notice that according to this interpretation metals symbolize man's material progress and spiritual degeneracy. - p. 384.

"And the third brother Tubal Cain, founded smithcraft of gold, silver, copper, iron and steel..." - p. 385.

Quoting Mackey: "The body of Osiris was cut into fourteen pieces; that is, into as many parts as there are days between the full moon." - p. 391.

"When the children of Israel after forty years of wandering crossed the Jordan to enter the land which was to be their future home, they took twelve stones from the river bed and with them built a monument to commemorate the event." - p. 461.

"Thus are the stones of the material city and temple used as symbols of the New Jerusalem and the spiritual temple." - p. 461.

"Everything about King Solomon's Temple has a spirtual counterpart. The Messiah is "the chief corner stone," prophets and apostles are "foundation stones," all laborers for God are "builders" and "living stones," and all growth in character is "edification" or temple building." - p. 462.

"Will is the grand, native essential for martyrs, reformers, foundation characters. Unsanctified dangerous, is cruel. But if purified, polished and divinely set, it becomes the diamond of matchless splendor." - p. 465.

"Hence the temple that we build is a spiritual building, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." - p. 505.

"There is an analogy between material and spiritual building, and Freemasonry uses the former to teach the latter. Both are planned by an architect, and in both a knowledge of the qualities of materials, how they should be selected, and how they may best be applied to produce the desired result is required. This knowledge, when applied, is an application of Masonic principles." - p. 508.
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