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:: Q. Give them to me with their signification.

A. Eloah, Adonai, Jehovah, Jaohe, Job, Elohim, Echad, Ozee and Jesai. The nine words are composed of letters which compose seventy two names and are taken from the name of the divinity, according to the Angel's Alphabet and the Cabalistical Tree,

Q. What signifies the circle that surrounds the triangle?
A. It is a meteor which ought to guide us to divine providence.
Q. What signifies the letter G in the blazing star ?
A. Glory, grandeur, gomel.
Q. What do you mean by these three words?

A, By glory, I mean God: by grandeur, I mean the man that may

be great by perfection: and by gomel, I mean a Hebrew word which signifies thanks to God for his supreme power and goodness, It was the first word that Adam spake when he beheld Eve,

Q. What signify the five points of the blazing star?

A. It reminds us of the five orders of architecture which were used in the construction of the Temple; also of the five senses of nature, without which no man can be perfect.

Q. What more did you

A. The ark of alliance, the golden candlestick with seven branches, and the table with shew bread.

Q. Where were they placed ?
A. In the middle of the sanctum sanctorum.
Q, To what do the ark and the blazing star allude?

A. As the ark was the emblem of peace. an alliance which God made with his people, it was put under the shadow of the vings of the Cherubims. In like manner is the circle, which incloses the triangle in the blazing star, under the emblems of the alliance of brother Masons.

Q. Of what form was the ark?
A. An oblong square.
Q. Of what was it made?

A. Of shittim wood, lined within and without with gold, with a golden crown and supported by two cherubims of Gold?.

Q. Wbat was the title and purpose of the ark?

A. The propitiatory, or place that served to appease God's anger.

Q, What did the ark contain ? A. The testimony which God gave to Moses on the two tables of the law.

Q. What did the two tables contain, and of what were they made?

A. They were made of white marble and contained the ten commandments in Hebrew, as dictated to Moses by the Almighty, and thus divided, the four first respecting our duty to God and the six last of our duty to man.

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Q. Of what use was the table ?

A. To put the twelve Loaves of bread of proportion on wbich ought to be always in the presence of God as he ordered Moses,

Q. Of what were the loaves made?
A. Of the finest flour.
Q. How were they placed ?

A. Six on the right side and six on the left, forming two 'heaps.

Q. What was put over them?
A. A very pure and bright ewer ?
Q. Why?

A. In order that they should be an oriament to the obligation made to God.

Q. What was the name of the sanctum sanctorum ?
A. Debur, a Hebrew word.
Q. What does it mean?
A. Speech,
Q. Why was it so called ?

A, Because there the dvinity resided and from thence delivered his oracles,

Q. Who constructed the ark ? - A. When Moses was ordered by God to construct the ark, he made choice of Bazaleel, the son of Uri, of the tribe of Judahand of Mariam sister to Moses, He likewise chose Aholiab the son of Abishemek, of the tribe of Dan: two able workmen for that purpose, Upon these occasions, the people of Israel shew, ed so mueh ardour and zeal, that Moses by the advice of those who had the direction of the work, was obliged, by the sound of the trumpet, to make it known, that he had no further occasion for more assistance. Moses likewise had particular directions for the number of vessels for the tabernacle and for the use of the :T sacrifices,

Q. How comes the candlestick to be composed of seven ': . branches?

A, Because the No. 7 represents the number of the planets. A for Q. What was on the top of each of them?

1 A. A lamp, and each pointed north and south. Q. Of how many parts did they consist? A. Seventy. Q. What does that number of parts represent ? A. The twelve signs of the Zodiac through which the planets Q. What does the fixed eye in the lodge represent? A. One only light, that dispels the darkness from us. **; Q. How did they get up into the galleries of the temple ? :

A. By a staircase, contrived as a screw in the inner wall of the temple, by which they ascended by three, five or severi steps, It was called Cockles, because it was made like a screw.n.10 do

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Q. How many doors are there in the sanctum sanctorum? A. Only one in the east, which was covered with purple, hyac cintb, gold and azure. Les jol 30 no 5

Q. What do there colours represent ?:
A; The four elements,
Q. How old are you?
A Three times twenty-seven, which are eighty-one.
Q. What is your pass-word ?
A. Zizon.

Form of closing the Lodge.
T. P. Brother Inspector, what is the clock?
Á. The close of the day.
T. P. What remains to be done?
A. To practice virtue, shun vice and remain in silence.

The Thrice Puissant addresses bimself to the brethren says:
As nothing is to be done but to practice virtue and shun vice, we
will be silent and let the will of the Lord be done. It is time to
rest. Brother Inspector, give notice to the brethren, that I am
about to close the lodge by the mysterious number.

The Inspector repeats this to the brethren. The Thrice Puissant claps seven times with his hands and then all the brethren imitate him. He makes the sign of silence, which they answer...? and the lodge is closed.


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19 Form of the Lodge. 732919) Tutsa lodge is hung with green ornaments and with four white - 11 columns, erected at equal distances on each side. It is illumi-o? nated by sixteen lights, four at each angle of the cardinal points. In the east is a red canopy, with a table before it covered with | black and strewed with tears.

The Thrice Puissant, Illustrious, Respectable, and Worshipful Master, who presides, represents the noble Adoniram, the son off Abda, of the tribe of Dan, who conducted the works of the Temple, before the arrival of Hiram Abiff at Jerusalem. Afterwards, he was sent to Mount Lebanon, to inspect the work that was there cartying' on for the use of the Temple. He was recalled 'on the death of Hiram Abiff, and had the honour of being the first ! of the seven that were substituted in his stead. He is decorated with the orders of the degree of perfection, and those of Prince of Jerusalem, siHe sits in Solomon's chair, under a canopy, holding a setting mauda. There vis but one warden, who represents Stolkin... He is ornamented with a jewel of perfection and sits indt the west, holding a mallets He does the duty of inspectoral Thew I

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master of the ceremonies represents Zerbel or Beneia, Captain of King Solomon's Guards. He is decorated with a green ribbon round his neck, in the form of a collar, to which is hung a pair of compasses, the points of which form an angle of ninety degrees; which is the jewel of this degree. His apron is white lined with green, and he carries a naked sword in his hand. All tbe brethren are decorated in the same manner with Zerbel, with a similar collar, jewel and apron; the flaps of the apron down, and the jewel embroidered or painted thereon. In the middle of the apartment are painted, four circles on

a square stone, with the letter I in the centre; the outer circle enclosing the other three.

Form of opening the lodge. T. P. I. R. W. M. Brother Inspector Stolkin, is the lodge tiled and are we all Perfect Masters?

Thrice Puissant, Illustrious, Respectable, and Worshipful Master; it is, and we are all Perfect Masters.

T. P. I. R. W. M. If so, give notice that I am about to open the lodge of Perfect Masters?

S. Respectable brethren, the Thrice Puissant, Illustrious, Respectable and Worshipful Master give you notice that he is about to open the lodge of Perfect Masters.

As a call to order, the Thrice Puissant, Ilustrious, Respectable and Worshipful Master knocks four times; the Inspector does the sanie ; and the same is done by one brother in the south and another in the north. Then, all the brethren 'make the sign of admiration, with their eyes lifted up to heaven, their arms extended and hands open. Then, looking down upon the earth, they cross their arms on their bellies and exclaim altogether: CONSUMMATUM EST.

T. P. I. R. W. M. Brother Stolkin, what is the clock?
S. It is four.

T. P. I, R. W. M, If so, it is time for the workmen to begin their labour. Give notice that the lodge of Perfect Masters is opened.

The inspector gives this notice and the work begins in a

Reception or Passing. The Candidate or Secret Master being in the preparing room decorated as such, the Master of the Ceremonies moves from his seat in solemn silence, and, striking the Inspector four times on the right shoulder, thus addresses him :-Venerable Brother Inspector, Brother Noodle, a Secret Master, is now in the antichamber and solicits the favour of being admitted a Perfect Maste

The Inspector then reports him to the chair, on which the

to take the

Thrice Puissant, Illustrious, Respectable, and Worshipful Master

asks: Is he deserving of this honour, and do you answer for his teal, fervout and constancy.

S. Thriee Puissant, Illustrious, Respectable, and Worshipfal Master, I do.

it: 1. P: 1. R. W. M. Let him, then, be instructed in the usual. "mianger?

· The Inspector orders the master of the Ceremonies to go and introduce the candidate, who is to be first examined in the former degrees. He is also divested of his sword and every thing offensite: A green silk cord is thrown round his neck, both ends of which are held by the Master of the Ceremonies in his left hand, with a naked sword in his right. He is thus led to the door of the lodge, on which the M. C. strikes four times. The Inspector, ioside, repeats the four knocks and informs the Lodge that somebody knocks as Perfect Master. The Thrice Puissant, Illustrious, Respectable and Worshipful Master orders the Inspector to enquire who knocks. The Inspector orders the Tyler to open the door cautiously and to enquire who i* is. The Tyler obeys and is answered by Zerbel, that Brother Noodle, a Secret Master, is desirous of being adniitted to the honours of a Perfect Master. The Tiler then shuts the door and reports the candidate's request to the Inspector, who communicates it to the Thrice Puissant, IlJastrious, 'Respectable, and Worshipful Master, who orders the capdidate to be introduced. The door is opened and he is led to the south side, near the tomb, having the sign of a Secret Master or him. The Thrice Puissant, Illustrious, Respectable, and Worshipfali Master, seeing him in that attitude, thus addresses bion

T.P. I. R. W. M. What do you desire, my brother?
Noodle. The favour of being received a Perfect Master

T. P. I. R. W. M. Brother Inspector, teach the Brother to travel.

Mie Inspector leads him by the green silk cord from the South <passing by the west, four times round the lodge. At each angle, he gives the different signs, from the apprentice upward, and does the same every time he passes the Master. After which, he is carried to the tomb, which he is made to cross saltier (by a leap). He is then led up to the altar, with his right knce a little bent, having still the sign of a Secret Master on him After a short prưse, the Thrice Puissant, Ilustrious, Respectable and Worshipful Master bids him advance, kneel and lay his hand on the Bible, dition to all former obligations and penalties. The Thrice Puissant, illustrious, Respectable, and Worshipful "Master takes one end of the cord that is round Noodle's neck and draws it off, saying, my dear Brother, I draw you from your viciCa s'Are, and by the virtue of the power which I have received

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