The White Leather Apron
By D. W. Clements
The white leather apron is more ancient by far
Then the eagles of Rome, a symbol of war,
Or the fleece of pure gold, by emperors given,
A rich decortaion for which many have striven.
The Garter of England, an Order most rare,
Although highly prized, can not with it compare
It is an emblem of innocence, symboled in white,
And purity ever brings the greatest delight
With pure thoughts and actions, how happy the life,
How care-free the conscience, unclouded by strife!
No Potentate ever can upon us bestow
An honor so great as this apron doth show
No king on his throne in his highest estate
Can give us an emblem so cherished or great
'Tis the Badge of a Mason, more noble to wear
Than the gold of the mine, or the diamond most rare.
So here's to the lambskin, the apron of white,
That lifts up all equals and all doth unite,
In the Order so ancient that man can not say
When its teachings began or name its birthday.
Since its birth, nations young have gone to their tomb,
And cities once great turned to ashes and gloom
Earth's greatest achievements have long passed away,
And peoples have risen and gone to decay.
Outliving all these, never changing with time,
Are the principles taught in our Order sublime.
And now, my good brother, this apron's for you,
May you worthily wear it and ever be true
To the vows you have made, to the lessons most grand
For these, home and country, we ever will stand.
The Ashlar Company is Owned & Operated Exclusively by Past Masters
Tradition, Integrity, Trust.
© 2017 The Ashlar Company
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