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1 of the behaviour of Masons to their
1. When a number of brethren
happen to meet without any
stranger among them, and not
gers, who are not masons, 79
4. Of behaviour towards a foreign
whether present or absent ibid
6. Concerning differences and law
suits, if any such should unhap-
pily arise among
1. Of grand lodges in general 81
66 2. Of the election of grand master 83
3. Of the election or appointment
of the deputy grand master, ibid
5. Of the grand secretary,
70 6. Of the election and office of the
7. Of the grand tyler and grand
the business of the grand lodge
in case of the absence of any of
the grand officers,
cations, annual feasts, &c. 87
Ceremony of constituting and
consecrating a lodge, installing
Another, from the emblems of a
ibid A general prayer in a Lodge, ibid
Occasional prayer by the Rever-
end Brother W. Bentley, ibid
A prayer used at closing the
I charge at the opening of a
Lodge, (altered from Preston) 130
Inother from Holy Writ, ibid
Prerequisites for a candidate, ibid
procession for one lodge, on sented by a candidate for initi.
of procession, when the cere- a candidate, previous to initia-
Praver at the initiation of a can-
114 didate, by brother Jno. Har-
to be used at the discretion of
Charity, the distinguishing char-
Remarks on the first lecture, 143
Precepts to be enforced upon
121 plements or working tools, 149
A farther definition of the em-
blems and working tools. 151
Definition of masonry, operative
Another from the French.
to be added, as occasion may require, to
the usual charges.
2. At the initiation of a foreigner, ibid | The free-mason's memento with
Dr .Smith's imperishable nature
Charge at the initiation into the
Observations on the degree of Pre-
passages of scripture,
which serve to illustrate this
ibid Fourth, or Mark Master Mason's
172 Charge to be read at opening the
174 Song by brother T. S. Webb,
177 Island, to be sung during the
178 Another by brother 8. C. 216
Parable to be read previous to
brother Hargrove, G. Chaplain
Fifth, or degree of Select Master.
Remarks on this Degree, 221
Passages from holy writ, which
serve to illustrate this degree. 222
Remarks on the sixth or Most
Charge to a brother who is ac-
ing in this degree.
190 Observations on the seventh, or
brother may derive from this Scripture passages elucidatory of
Prayer rehearsed during the cer- ment of Knights Templars and
the appendant orders, 300
grand and subordinate encamp.
ple of Solomon, which none
List of the various Masonic De.
Charge to a newly exalted com- Remarks on the degree of Royal
252 Master, and Noah's Ark, 318
Prayer to be used at the consti-
High Priest, with appropri-
the G. L. of Pennsylvania, 329
A praver used in the fligh
Charge to the H. P.
To proclaim and encourage virtue, in whatever form it may appear, is truly laudable, and will always meet with the approbation of the good in this, and every other country. Such has been the endeavour of FREEMASONRY, from the earliest periods to the present day.
When the wild savage leaped from his den, in all the horrors of barbarian ferocity; and men knew no rights but those of the strongest: FREEMASONRY, shackled, but not destroyed, exerted itself in filial tenderness, parental regard, an adoration of some deity, and gratitude for benevolent actions.
In the dark pages of primeval history, when mad ambition rashly overrun the bounds of property, trod uncontrouled the barren wilds of savage freedom: it was then that the Originals of our present Order, framed the rude but glorious superstructure of the moral world: and we plainly perceive that Masonry has in all ages been instrumental in ameliorating the condition of the human race.
The disciples of Religion and Vitruvious, have in all ages gone hand in hand; and we see the moral and divine precepts of the gospel have, from time immemorial, been introduced under the symbolic expressions of Masonic art.