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CHAPTER IV. Origin of Masonry
1 of the behaviour of Masons in their Antiquities,
private character. Ancient charges,
1. When a number of brethren Ancient charges at the constitu
happen to meet without any ting of a lodge,
stranger among them, and not Diary of Elias Ashmole,
78 Opinions of modern writers, 19 2. When in the presence of stranGeneral regulations,
gers, who are not masons, 79 Regulations for the government 3. When at home, and in your of the grand lodge during the neighbourhood,
ibid time of public business, 60 4. Of behaviour towards a foreign Regulations for charity.
brother or stranger,
ibid 5. Of behaviour towards a brother CONSTITUTION .
whether present or absent ibid
6. Concerning difierences and law CHAPTER I.
suits, if any such should unhapOf those who would be Free and
pily arise among brethren, 80 Accepted Masons,
65 God and religion,
CHAPTER V. Of government, and the civil ma
1. Of grand lodges in general 81 gistrate,
66 2. Of the election of grand master 83 Of private duties,
67 3. Of the election or appointment of prerequisites,
of the deputy grand master, ibid Instructions for the candidate, 69
4. Of the grand wardens,
84 Of proposing candidates, ibid 5. Of the grand secretary,
ibid Privilege of candidates.
70 6. Of the election and office of the grand treasurer,
85 CHAPTER II.
7. Of the grand tyler and grand Of a lodge, its nature,
ibid Of officers and members in general ib 8. General rules for conducting Of the master-his election-office
the business of the grand lodge and duty,
in case of the absence of any of Of the wardens of a lodge, 73
the grand officers,
86 of the secretary of a lodge, 74
9. Of grand visitations, communi. Of the treasurer, deacons, and
cations, annual feasts, &c. 87 stewards of a lodge,
75 Of the tyler of a lodge,
ANCIENT CEREMONIES. Of the number to be initiated, ibid
consecrating a lodge, installing
88 of the behaviour of Masons as members Form of a warrant,
89 of a Lodge. Copy of a dispensation,
90 1. Of Attendance,
77 2. Of working,
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
praver used in the fligh
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.