11/17/2017: The 322 day of the year.

“Bari Quippe Boni”,

Latin for “Nature makes only a few who are good.”

To this should be added “Sin aliter tibi videtur, quod unus ex illis non credentibus et” which means:

“If this is what you believe then you’re obviously not one of them.”

“We War Der Thor, Wer Weiser, Wer Bettler Oder Kaiser?”

German for “Who was the fool, who the wise man,

beggar or king?” and below the vault is engraved;

“Ob Arm, Ob Beich, im Tode gleich,”

which means “Whether poor or rich, all’s the same in death.”

The engraving was once accompanied by a card, on which was written, “From the German Chapter. Presented by Patriarch D.C. Gilman of D. 50.” (Sutton, op. cit., p. 233)



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