Freemasonry in England from 1567 to 1813: Including an Analysis of Anderson's Constitutions of 1723 and 1738

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Worthington, 1877 - 192 pages
 

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Page 68 - Masons, other than as brethren of the ancient and honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons...
Page 33 - They and some old Brothers met at the said Apple Tree, and having put into the Chair the oldest Master Mason (now the Master of a Lodge), they constituted themselves a Grand Lodge pro Tcmpore, in Due form, and forthwith revived the Quarterly Communication of the Officers of Lodges (called the Grand Lodge...
Page 33 - Westminster. They and some old brothers met at the said Apple-Tree, and having put into the Chair the oldest Master Mason (now the Master of a Lodge) they constituted a Grand Lodge pro tempore in due form...
Page 46 - Grand Master in the North of England. " From this account, which is authenticated by the books of the Grand Lodge in York, it appears that the Revival of Masonry in the South of England did not interfere with the proceedings of the fraternity in the North, nor did...
Page 95 - London and elsewliere, in the character of Masons, calling themselves Ancient Masons, and at present said to be under the patronage of the duke of Athol, are not to be countenanced, or acknowledged by any regular lodge, or Mason, under the Constitution of England : nor shall any regular Mason be present at any of their conventions, to give a sanction to their proceedings, under the penalty of forfeiting the privileges of the Society : nor shall any person initiated at any of their irregular meetings...
Page 43 - Brother, tho* not the Master of a Lodge, being ambitious of the Chair, got a Number of Others to meet him at StationersHall 24 June, 1722, and having no Grand Officers, they put in the Chair the oldest Master Mason (who was not the present Master of a Lodge, also irregular), and without the usual decent Ceremonials, the said old Mason proclaim'd aloud.
Page 33 - ASSEMBLY and feast, and then to choose a GRAND MASTER from among themselves till they should have the honour of a noble brother at their head.
Page 32 - Sept., 1714, and after the rebellion was over, AD 1716, the few lodges at London, finding themselves neglected by Sir Christopher Wren, thought fit to cement under a Grand Master as the centre of union and harmony, viz., the lodges that met.
Page 135 - A mason is obliged, by his tenure, to obey the moral law; and if he rightly understands the art, he will never be a stupid atheist, nor an irreligious libertine.
Page 52 - All these foreign Lodges are under the patronage of our Grand Master of England ; but the old Lodge at York city, and the Lodges of Scotland, Ireland, France, and Italy, affecting independency, are under their own Grand Masters ; though they have the same constitutions, charges, regulations, &c., for substance, with their brethren of England, and are equally zealous for the Augustan stile, and the secrets of the ancient and honorable Fraternity.

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