What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
83 Charing Cross accepted adduced admitted Anthony Sayer antiquity of Freemasonry apprentice argument Bodleian Library brethren brother Charing Cross Road charter Clairs of Roslin cloth connection countries craft or guild customs Desaguliers and Dr Dr Anderson Dr Desaguliers eighteenth century Elias Ashmole evidence fact fellow-crafts Findel Freemasonry in England gilt Grand Lodge Grand Master History of Freemasonry history of Masonry honour invented James II Kilwinning King letter Lodge of England Lodge of Scotland London Maconnes Masonic Lodges Masons of England Masons of Scotland Master or Fellow Masters and Fellows middle ages modern Freemasonry operative craft operative masons Order origin of Freemasonry patrons peculiar persecution Plot's Post 8vo present day probable proof question reason Roman colleges seventeenth century speculative Freemasonry Speculative Masonry St Alban St Andrew's Day St John system of Freemasonry system of Masonry term Freemason tion truely Wardens WILLIAM REEVES William St Clair
Page 19 - I know not what effect the sight of this old paper may have upon your lordship ; but, for my own part, I cannot deny that it has so much raised my curiosity as to induce me to enter myself into the fraternity, which I am determined to do (if I may be admitted), the next time I go to London, and that will be shortly. I am, my lord, Your lordship's most obedient, And most humble servant, JOHN LOCKE.
Page 42 - Fellows truely. And that no Master or Fellow supplant others of their worke; that is to say, that if he hath taken a worke, or else stand Master of any worke, that he shall not put him out, unless he be unable of cunning to make an end of...
Page 17 - I HAVE at length, by the help of Mr. Collins, procured a copy of that MS. in the Bodleian library, which you were so curious to see: and, in obedience to your lordship's commands, Therewith send it to you.
Page 17 - Henry VI. Where that prince had it, is at present an uncertainty; but it seems to me to be an examination (taken perhaps before the king) of some one of the brotherhood of Masons; among whom he entered himself, as it is said, when he came out of his minority, and thenceforth put a stop to a persecution that had been raised against them; but I must not detain your lordship longer, by my preface, from the thing itself.
Page 22 - Order, whom the candidates present with gloves, and so likewise to their wives, and entertain with a collation, according to the custom of the place : this ended, they proceed to the admission of them, which chiefly consists in the communication of certain secret signs, whereby they are known to one another all over the nation...