A place full of puzzling intricacies, with winding passages, as the Egyptian, Samian, and Cretan Labyrinths. That of the Egyptians was near Lake Moeris, which contained twelve palaces under one roof, and was of polished stone, with many vaulted passages, and a court of 3,000 chambers, half under the earth and half above them. Pliny states that it was 3,600 years old in his day. The labyrinth is symbolical of the vicissitudes and anxieties of life, and is thus metaphorically used in a number of the Degrees of various Rites.

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