Routledge's Manual of Etiquette
George Routledge

Part 6 out of 6

Toleration and liberty of the press.

The Fourth Estate.

The liberty of the press, and success to its defenders.

The Press: the great bulwark of our liberties, and may it ever
remain unshackled.

The glorious literature of Scotland.

The glorious literature of Ireland.

The glorious literature of England.

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QUEEN VICTORIA: and may her royal offspring adorn the position
they are destined to fill.

All the royal family.

A speedy export to all the enemies of Britain without a

A lasting peace or an honourable war.

A health to our English patriots.

Agriculture and its improvers.

All the societies associated for promoting the happiness of
the human race.

All the charitable institutions of Great Britain.

An Englishman's castle--his house: may it stand for ever.

Britons in unity, and unity in Britain.

British virtue: may it always find a protector, but never need

Great Britain's rising star: the Prince of Wales.

Holy pastors, honest magistrates, and humane rulers.

Improvement to the inventions of our country.

Improvement to our arts, and invention to our artists.

May the sword of Justice be swayed by the hand of Mercy.

May the love of country always prevail.

May St. George's Channel be the only difference ever known
between England and Ireland.

May the eagles of the Continent never build their nests in
this little island.

May British valour shine when every other light is out.

May Britons, when they do strike, strike home.

May the populace of our country be remarkable for their
loyalty and domestic happiness.

May our sons be honest and fair, and our daughters modest and

May every Briton's hand be ever hostile to tyranny.

May the annals of Great Britain's history be unstained with
crime and unpolluted With bloody deeds.

May our jurors ever possess sufficient courage to uphold their

May every Briton manfully withstand corruption.

May we never be afraid to die for our country.

Our wives, homes, country, and Queen.

May the health of our sovereign keep pace with the wishes of
her people.

May every Briton manfully withstand tyranny.

May the glory of Britain never cease to shine.

May the honours of our nobility be without stain.

May Britons be invincible by united force.

May the olive of peace renovate the sinking fund of the
British nation.

May the throne and the altar never want standing armies to
back them.

May Britons secure their conquests by clemency.

May we as citizens be free without faction, and as subjects
loyal without servility.

May loyalty flourish for ever.

May liberty ever find an altar in Britain surrounded by
devoted worshippers.

May the British bull never be cowed.

May our hearts ever be possessed with the love of country.

May the British soil alone produce freedom's sons.

May the brave never want protection.

May sovereigns and subjects reign in each other's hearts by

May we ever honestly uphold our rights.

May we never cease to deserve well of country.

May Britons ever defend, with bold unflinching hand,
Their throne, their altar, and their native land.

May the liberties of the people be immortal.

May the heart of an Englishman ever be Liberty Hall.

May the brow of the brave be adorned by the hand of beauty.

May we never find danger lurking on the borders of security.

May the laurels of Great Britain never be blighted.

May all mankind make free to enjoy the blessings of liberty,
but never take the liberty to subvert the principles of

May Britannia's hand ever be armed with the bolts of Jove.

May the _ensign_ of loyalty float over us--the _jack_ of pure
patriotism lead us--and may the _pendant_ of every British
man-of-war serve as a cat-o-nine-tails to whip our enemies

May England's name and England's fame stand for ever pure,
great and free.

May every true Briton be possessed of peace, plenty, and

May every Briton leave his native land at honour's call,
To fight, to conquer, or, like Wolfe, to fall.

May every Briton act the patriot's part.

May victory spin the robe of glory for the brave, and fame
enrol his deeds.

May the laws never be misconstrued.

May the weight of our taxes never bend the back of our credit.

May increasing success crown the island of traders,
And its shores prove the grave of all foreign invaders.

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May every worthy brother who is willing to work and labour
through the day, be happy at night with his friend, his love,
and a cheerful glass.

May all freemasons be enabled to act in a strict conformity to
the rules of their order.

May our actions as masons be properly squared.

May masonry flourish until nature expire,
And its glories ne'er fade till the world is on fire.

The female friends of freemasons.

May the brethren of our glorious craft be ever distinguished
in the world by their regular lives; more than by their gloves
and aprons.

May concord, peace; and harmony subsist in all regular lodges,
and always distinguish freemasons.

May masonry prove as universal as it is honourable and useful.

May every brother learn to live within the compass, and watch
upon the square.

May the lodges in this place be distinguished for love, peace,
and harmony.

All noblemen and right worshipful brothers who have been grand

May peace, harmony, and concord subsist among freemasons, and
may every idle dispute and frivolous distinction be buried in

All regular lodges.

All the friends of the craft.

As we meet upon the level, may we part upon the square.

All faithful and true brothers.

All brothers who have been grand masters.

Every brother who keeps the key of knowledge from intruders,
but cheerfully gives it to a worthy brother.

Every brother who maintains a consistency in love and
sincerity in friendship.

Every worthy brother who was at first duly prepared, and whose
heart still retains an awful regard to the three great lights
of masonry.

Golden eggs to every brother, and goldfinches to our lodges.

Honour and influence to every public-spirited brother.

All freeborn sons of the ancient and honourable craft.

May the square, plumb-line, and level regulate the conduct of
every brother.

May the morning have no occasion to censure the night spent by

May the hearts of freemasons agree, although their heads
should differ.

May every mason participate in the happiness of a brother.

May every brother have a heart to feel and a hand to give.

May discord, party rage, and insolence be for ever rooted out
from among masons.

May covetous cares be unknown to freemasons.

May all freemasons go hand in hand in the road of virtue.

May we be more ready to correct our own faults than to publish
the errors of a brother.

May the prospect of riches never induce a mason to do that
which is repugnant to virtue.

May unity and love be ever stamped upon the mason's mind.

May no freemason desire plenty but with the benevolent view to
relieve the indigent.

May no freemason wish for more liberty than constitutes
happiness, nor more freedom than tends to the public good.

May the deformity of vice in other men teach a mason to abhor
it in himself.

May the cares which haunt the heart of the covetous be unknown
to the freemason.

Prosperity to masons and masonry

Relief to all indigent brethren.

To the secret and silent.

The great lodge of England.

The great lodge of Scotland.

To the memory of him who first planted the vine.

To the perpetual honour of freemasons.

The masters and wardens of all regular lodges.

To all masons who walk by the line.

To the memory of the Tyrian artist.

May all freemasons live in love and die in peace.

May love animate the heart of every mason.

May all freemasons ever taste and relish the sweets of

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May our commanders have the eye of a Hawke and the heart of a

To the memory of Wellington and all like him.

Chelsea Hospital and its supporters.

To the memory of Sir Thomas Picton, and all our brave
countrymen who fell at Waterloo.

May every British officer possess Wolfe's conduct and courage,
but not meet with his fate.

May the enemy's flag be surmounted by the British standard.

May the arms borne by a soldier never be used in a bad cause.

May British soldiers fight to protect, and conquer to save.

May the gifts of fortune never cause us to steer out of our

May the brow of the brave never want a wreath of laurel to
adorn it.

May the army of Great Britain never feel dismayed at its

May the brave soldier who never turned his back to the enemy
never have a friend turn his back to him.

May bronze and medals not be the only reward of the brave.

May no rotten members infect the whole corps.

May the laurels of Great Britain never be blighted.

May all weapons of war be used for warlike purposes only.

May the soldier never fall a sacrifice but to glory.

To the memory of Sir John Moore, and all the brave fellows who
fell with him in the action of Corunna; and may their gallant
conduct stimulate every British soldier in the hour of danger.

To the memory of all brave soldiers who fall in defence of
their country.

The memory of a great general and splendid genius, though
ambitious and tyrannic--Napoleon Bonaparte.

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May our iron-clads do as much as out-brave old oaks.

May John Bull ever be commander-in-chief of the ocean.

May Old England, a world within herself, reign safe for ever
in her floating towers.

To the memory of Nelson, and all like him.

Greenwich Hospital and its supporters.

May every British seaman fight bravely and be rewarded

May rudders govern and ships obey.

May no true son of Neptune ever flinch from his gun.

May no son of the ocean ever be devoured by his mother.

May our navy never know defeat but by name.

May our sailors for ever prove lords of the main.

May the deeds never be forgot that were done at Trafalgar and

May the cause of British liberty ever be defended by her
hearts of oak.

May our officers and tars be valiant and brave.

Success to the fair for manning the navy.

May gales of prosperity waft us to the port of happiness.

May our seamen, from the captain to the cabin-boy, be like our
ships, hearts of oak.

More hard ships for Britain, and less to her enemies.

May the pilot of reason guide us to the harbour of rest.

May the memory of the noble Nelson inspire every seaman to do
his duty.

May the tar who loses one eye in defence of his country, never
see distress with the other.

Should the French come to Dover, may they mis-Deal in their

To Nelson's memory here's a health,
And to his gallant tars,
And, may our British seamen bold
Despise both wounds and scars;
Make France and Spain,
And all the main,
And all their foes to know,
Britons reign o'er the main
While the stormy winds do blow.

The British navy, the world's check-string.

The heart of a sailor: may it be like heart of oak.

Though our bold tars are fortune's sport, may they ever be
fortune's care.

The flag of England: may it ever brave the battle and the

The sea, the rough sea, the open sea: may our lives be spent
upon it.

The sea, the sleepless guardian of the world.

The memory of Lord Howe and the glorious 1st of June.

Safe arrivals to our homeward and outward-bound fleets.

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The friends of religion, liberty, and science in every part of
the globe.

The honest reformers of our laws and religion.

The clergy of the United Kingdom who have always supported the
good cause: may they continue to do so.

The Pulpit, the Bar, and the Throne.

The friends of religious toleration, whether they are within
or without the Establishment.

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May we ever have a sufficiency for ourselves, and a trifle to
spare for our friends.

May we always look forward to better times, but never be
discontented with the present.

May the miseries of war never more have existence in the

May the wing of friendship never moult a feather.

May our artists never be forced into artifice to gain applause
and fortune.

May solid honour soon take place of seeming religion.

May our thoughts never mislead our judgment.

May filial piety ever be the result of a religious education.

May real merit meet reward, and pretension its punishment.

May prosperity never make us arrogant, nor adversity mean.

May we live happy and die in peace with all mankind.

May the unsuspecting man never be deceived.

May noise and nonsense be ever banished from social company.

May the faults of our neighbours be dim and their virtues

May industry always be the favourite of Fortune.

May the rich be charitable and the poor grateful.

May the misfortunes of others be always examined at the chart
of our own conduct.

May we never be so base as to envy the happiness of another.

May we live to learn, and learn to live well.

May we be more ready to correct our own faults than to publish
the faults of others.

May we never hurt our neighbour's peace by the desire of
appearing witty.

Modesty in our discourses, moderation in our wishes, and
mutuality in our affections.

May we never envy those who are happy, but strive to imitate

May we derive amusement from business and improvement from

May our faults be written on the sea-shore, and every good
action prove a wave to wash them out.

May virtue find fortune always an attendant.

May we never repine at our condition, nor be depressed by

May reality strengthen the joys of imagination.

May we never make a sword of our tongue to wound a good man's

May our distinguishing mark be merit rather than money.

A total abolition of the slave trade.

A heart to glow for others' good.

A heart to feel and a heart to give.

A period to the sorrows of an ingenuous mind.

A health to our sweethearts, our friends, and our wives:
May fortune smile on them the rest of their lives.

May genius and merit never want a friend.

Adam's ale: and may so pure an element be always at hand.

All that gives us pleasure.

All our wants and wishes.

All our absent friends on land and sea.

An honest guide and a good pilot.

As we bind so may we find.

As we travel through life may we live well on the road.

May truth and liberty prevail throughout the world.

May we never engage in a bad cause, and never fly from a good

May domestic slavery be abolished throughout the world.

May the fruits of England's soil never be denied to her

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May the lovers of the chase never want the comforts of life.

May every fox-hunter be well mounted.

May we always enjoy the pleasures of shootings and succeed
with foul and fair.

The staunch hound that never spends tongue but where he ought.

The gallant huntsman that plunges into the deep in pursuit of
his game.

The clear-sighted sportsman that sees his game with one eye.

The steady sportsman that always brings down his game.

The beagle that runs by nose and not by sight.

The jolly sportsman that never beats about the bush.

The huntsman's pleasures--the field in the morning and the
bottle at night.

The joys of angling.

The jolly sportsman who enters the covert without being bit by
the fox.

May the pleasures of sportsmen never know an end.

May the jolly fox-hunter never want freedom of soul nor
liberality of heart.

May we always gain fresh vigour from the joys of the chase.

May the sportsman's day be spent in pleasure.

May strength the sportsman's nerves in vigour brace;
May cruelty ne'er stain with foul disgrace
The well-earned pleasures of the chase.

May the love of the chase never interrupt our attention of the
welfare of the country.

May every sport prove as innocent as that of the field.

May the bows of all British bowmen be strong, their strings
sound, and may their arrows fly straight to the mark.

May we always run the game breast high.

May those who love the crack of the whip never want a brush to

May the heart of a sportsman never know affliction but by

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The three A's:
Abundance, abstinence, and annihilation.
Abundance to the poor.
Abstinence to the intemperate.
Annihilation to the wicked.

The three B's:
Bachelors, banns, and buns.
Bachelors, for the maidens.
Banns for the bachelors.
Buns after the consummation of the banns.

The three C's:
Cheerfulness, content, and competency.
Cheerfulness in our cups.
Content in our minds.
Competency in our pockets.

The three F's:
Firmness, freedom, and fortitude.
Firmness in the senate.
Freedom on the land.
Fortitude on the waves.

The three F's:
Friendship, feeling, and fidelity.
Friendship without interest.
Feeling to our enemies.
Fidelity to our friends.

The three F's: Fat, fair, and forty.

The three generals in peace:
General peace.
General plenty.
General satisfaction.

The three generals in power:
General employment.
General industry.
General comfort.

The three H's:
Health, honour, and happiness.
Health to all the world.
Honour to those who seek for it.
Happiness in our homes.

The three L's:
Love, life, and liberty.
Love pure.
Life long.
Liberty boundless.

The three M's:
Mirth, music, and moderation.
Mirth at every board.
Music in all instruments.
Moderation in our desires.

The three golden balls of civilization:
Industry, commerce, and wealth.

The three companions of beauty:
Modesty, love, and constancy.

The three blessings of this life:
Health, wealth, and a good conscience.

The four comforts of this life:
Love, liberty, health, and a contented mind.

The three spirits that have no souls:
Brandy, rum, and gin.

The three L's;
Love, loyalty, and length of days.

The three M's;
Modesty, moderation, and mutuality.
Modesty in our discourse.
Moderation in our wishes.
Mutuality in our affection.

THE MUSICIAN'S TOAST.--May a crotchet in the head never bar
the utterance of good notes.

May the lovers of harmony never be in want of a note, and its
enemies die in a common chord.

THE SURGEON'S TOAST.--The man that bleeds for his country.

THE WAITER'S TOAST.--The clever waiter who puts the cork in
first and the liquor afterwards.

THE GLAZIER'S TOAST.--The praiseworthy glazier who takes
_panes_ to see his way through life.

THE GREENGROCER'S TOAST.--May we spring up like vegetables,
have turnip noses, radish cheeks, and carroty hair; and may
our hearts never be hard like those of cabbages, nor may we be
rotten at the core.

THE PAINTER'S TOAST.--When we work in the wet may we never
want for driers.

THE TALLOW CHANDLER'S TOAST.--May we make light of our
misfortunes, melt the fair when we press them, and make our
foes wax warm in our favour.

THE HATTER'S TOAST.--When the rogue _naps_ it, may the lesson
be _felt_.

THE TAILOR'S TOAST.--May we always _sheer_ out of a lawsuit,
and by so doing _cut_ bad company.

THE BAKER'S TOAST.--May we never be done so much as to make us

THE LAWYER'S TOAST.--May the depth of our potations never
cause us to let judgment go by default.

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_Ad finem esto fidelis_. Be faithful to the end.

_Amor patriae_. The love of our country.

_Dilige amicos_. Love your friends.

_Dum vivimus vivamus_. Let us live while we live.

_Esto perpetua_. Be thou perpetual.

_Palmam qid meruit ferate_. Let him who has won bear the palm.

_Pro aris et focis_. For our altars and fireside.

_Vox populi vox Dei_. The voice of the people is the voice of



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