If in the rearing of an edifice
We form one stone that makes the perfect whole;
To us ‘twould be the beau-ideal of bliss
And prove glad unction to the work-worn soul.
A Temple with proportions just and true
Can but erected be by Masons skilled,
Instructed by an Architect who knew
Exactly how to tell them what to build.
And he taught us—however small the stone—
To plumb and level by th’ unerring Square—
To make it pattern, so that all might own
‘Twas strong and beautiful beyond compare,—
With Chisel and with Gavel we have wrought
To gain “Well Done,”—The Tongue of Good Report.
— Charles F Forshaw, 1916