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The Sandman, Worlds' End (1994)
Several variations on the following catachism are found in early masonic exposures of the eighteenth century:
Q. Have you a key to the Lodge
A. Yes I have.
Q. What is its virtue?
A. To open and shut, and shut and open.
Q. Where do you keep it?
A. In an Ivory Box, between my Tongue and my Teeth, or within my Heart, where all my secrets are kept.

The Grand Mystery of Free-Masons Discover'd, anon. London : 1725. Also see: "A Mason's Examination" Flying Post or Postman, No. 4712, 11-13 April 1723, London : 1723 [in three parts] Cited by Albert G. Mackey An Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry, The Masonic History Company : Chicago, 1927 ; and Henry Wilson Coil, Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia. Macoy Publishing : Richmond, Virginia, 1995.
Illustration: Neil Gaiman, Bran Talbot, et al, The Sandman : Worlds' End. New York : DC Comics, 1994. ISBN : 1-56389-171-9. p. 138.
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