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TO

BENEVOLENCE,

THAT GREAT ATTRIBUTE OF THE DIVINITY,

THE EMULATION OF WHICH

DIGNIFIES THE HUMAN RACE,

THIS WORK

IS MOST DEVOUTLY DEDICATED;
WITH SUPPLICATIONS TO THE SUPREME,

THAT THE

HEAVENLY INFLUENCE

OF THAT

EXCELLENT VIRTUE

MAY PREVAIL WITH MASONS,

VKFOLLUTED WITH THE CORRUPTIONS OF THE EAI.TH;

THROUGHOUT ALL NATIONS,
AND IN ALL AGES,

TO THE END OF TIME.

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PACT

"A charge delivered to the matter on his being invefted 7

and inftalled J r98

An addrefs to the Lodge after the invefture and in-1

ftallment of the reft of the officers, J 200

An oration delivered at the dedication of a newFree

mafon's Lodge,

Solomon's temple an oratorio, . 219

An oration on mafonry, delivered by Mr. Hutchinson, ~l

on laying the foundation stone of Rookby-bridge, > 229

in 1773, with an account of the proceffion, . ...J An oration at the dedication'of Sunderland Lodge, . 239 A difcourfe after laying the foundation stone of Dur-7

Cambridge, in 1772. J

A letter from John Locke, .to the Earl of Pembroke, -% ^

with an old Manufci ipt on mafonry, c S

Aft of the affociate fynodof Scotland concerning the!

Mafon-oath, j" 288

Animpaitial examination of the fynod3 act, and al

vindication of Mafonry, by Charles Leflie, . .' . t 293

A leflbn for Free-mafons, . 321

The ceremony obferved at funerals, with the service") , used on this occafion, f 32"

A lift of Lodges with their numbers as altered by 1

the order of the grand Lodge of England, • . . . f 335

Lift of Lodges held of the grand Lodge of Scotland,' 352

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The Spirit of General Hifify, in a fries qj'Lectures, from the eighth to the eighteenth century; wherein is given a <iieiv of the progress of society, in man~ ...tiers and legijiwien, J:iring that period, by tie jiev. G. Thomfon, Carli/le,fec.end editmn, in oi.e valujic targe Sot finely printed and hot prejfed,price N. in boards. THE SPIRIT OF MASONRY.

LECTURE I.

THE DESIGN.

THE design of the following Lectures, is to investigate the orders of Free Masonry; and, under distinct heads, to arrrange my observations on the nature of this Society.

On initiation, I was struck with the ceremonial" and immediately apprehended, there was more conveyed by them, than appeared to the vulgar eye: attention to the matter, convinced me my first impressions were just; and, by researches to discover their implications, some degree of knowledge hath been acquired touching the origin of Masonry, the reasons which supported its several institutions, the meaning and import of its various symbols; together with the progress of the profession.

It is known to the world, but more particularly to the Brethren, that there are three degrees of MasonsApprentices, Craftsmen, and Masters—their initiation, and the several advancements from the order of Apprentices, will necessarily lead us to observations in three distinct channels.

How the several mysteries are revealed to Masonst they alone know—so steadfastly have the Fraternity

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