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The Final Toast

By David Lester Richardson

Are your glasses charged in the West and South, the Worshipful Master cries
They're charged in the West, They're charged in the South, are the Wardens' prompt replies
Then to our final toast to-night your glasses fairly drain
Happy to meet - Sorry to part - Happy to meet again again
Oh! Happy to meet again!

The Masons' social brotherhood around the festive board,
Reveals a wealth more precious far than selfish miser's hoard
They freely share the priceless stores that generous hearts contain
Happy to meet, sorry to part' happy to meet again!

We work like masons free and true, and when our task is done,
A merry song and cheering glass are not unduly won
And only at our farewell pledge is pleasure touched with pain
Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again!

Amidst our mirth we drink To all poor Masons o'er all the world -
On every shore our flag of love is gloriously unfurled,
We prize each brother, fair or dark, who bears no moral stain
Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again!

The Mason feels the noble truth the Scottish peasant told
That rank is but the guinea's stamp, the man himself s the gold
With us the rich and poor unite and equal rights maintain
Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again!

Dear Brethren of the mystic tie, the night is waning fast
Our duty's done - our feast is o'er - this song must be our last:-
Good night. Good night - once more, once more repeat the farewell strain -
Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again!
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