Temp'RANCE instruct thee all excess t avoid,
By which fair fan.e is lost, and health destroy'd :
Truth warn thee ne'er to use perfidious art,
And bid thy tongue be rooted in thy heart;
Silence direct thee never to disclose,
Whate'er thy brethren in thy breast repose;
For thee shall Music strike the harmonious lyre,
And what she charms the ear, morality inspire.
These all observe ;-and let thy conduct show,
What real blessings I on man bestow."
He said, and disappear’d;-and Oh! may we
Who wear this honour'd badge, accepted, free,
To ev'ry grace and virtue temples raise,
And by our useful works our Order praise.