|The Seven Jewels|
Goodwill is the monarch of this house. Men, unaquainted, enter, shake hands, exchange greetings, and depart friends.
Cordiality exists among all who abide within.
I am the eminent expression of friendship. Character and temperament change under my dominant power. Lives once touched by me become tuned, and are thereafter amiable, kindly, fraternal.
I inspire the musician to play noble sentiments, and assist the chemist to convert ungenerous personalities into individuals of great worth.
I destroy all ignoble impulses.
I constantly invoke principles which make for common brotherhood and the echo resounds in all communities and princely men are thereby recognized.
Education, health, music, encouragement, sympathy, laughter -- all these are species of interest given on self-invested capital.
Tired moments find me a delightful treat, hours of sorrow, a shrine of understanding -- at all times I am faithful to the creed of companionship.
To the few, I am the castle of dreams -- ambitious successful, hopeful dreams.
To many, I am the poetic palace where human feeling is rhymed to celestial motives; to the great majority,
I am the treasury of good fellowship.
In fact, I am the college of friendship; the university of brotherly love; the school for the better making of men.