A caste is hereditary; a class may be independent of lineage or descent; membership in a caste is supposed to be for life; membership in a class may be very transient; a religious and ceremonial sacredness attaches to the caste, as not to the class.
The knockoffs come from allover the world: Australia, the Netherlands, the republics of the former SovietUnion, Britain, South Africa, Czechoslovakia, Malaysia, Argentina, Spain,Switzerland, the United States—the list is only slightly shorter than themembership of the U.N. Some of the new variants are just jokes, and play tunes,but others are even more destructive than the original.
=THE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION= A letter of recommendation for membership to a club is addressed to the secretary and should be somewhat in this form: To the Secretary of the Town Club.
Membership in the computer underground simply means belonging to aself-selected group of high-tech junkies.
After charges are preferred against a member and the assembly has ordered that he be cited to appear for trial, he is theoretically under arrest, and is deprived of all the rights of membership until his case is disposed of.
The Temple, and its church, in Philadelphia, which, when its membership was less than three thousand members, for so many years contributed through its membership over sixty thousand dollars a year for the uplift of humanity, has made life a continual surprise; while the Samaritan Hospital’s amazing growth, and the Garretson Hospital’s dispensaries, have been so continually ministering to the sick and poor, and have done such skilful work for the tens of thousands who ask for their help each year, that I have been made happy while away lecturing by the feeling that each hour and minute they were faithfully doing good.
Rule 136, H. R. Any ordinary society that meets as seldom as once each year, is apt to be composed of as different membership at its successive meetings, as any two successive Congresses, and only trouble would result from allowing unfinished business to hold over to the next yearly meeting.