The constitutions of the free-masons: Containing the history, charges, regulations, &c. of that most ancient and right worshipful fraternity. For the use of the lodges

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printed by William Hunter, for John Senex, and John Hooke. In the year of masonry ---- 5723 Anno Domini, 1723 - 91 pages
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Page 18 - All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty...
Page 54 - You may enjoy yourselves with innocent Mirth, treating one another according to Ability, but avoiding all Excess, or forcing any Brother to eat or drink beyond his Inclination, or hindering him from going when his Occasions call him, or doing or saying anything offensive, or that may forbid an easy and free Conversation; for that would blast our Harmony, and defeat our Laudable Purposes.
Page 55 - ... overseen or overheard, and without encroaching upon each other, or derogating from that respect which is due to any Brother, were he not a Mason ; for though all Masons are as Brethren upon the same level, yet Masonry takes no...
Page 61 - All matters are to be determined in the Grand Lodge by a majority of votes, each member having one vote, and the Grand Master having two votes...
Page 52 - The most expert of the fellow-craftsmen shall be chosen or appointed the master or overseer of the lord's work; who is to be called master by those that work under him. The craftsmen are to avoid all ill language, and to call each other by no disobliging name, but brother or fellow; and to behave themselves courteously within and without the lodge.
Page 12 - The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.
Page 51 - Craft despised ; therefore, no Master or Warden is chosen by seniority, but for his merit. It is impossible to describe these things in writing, and every Brother must attend in his place, and learn them in a way peculiar to this Fraternity...
Page 60 - If any set or number of Masons shall take upon themselves to form a Lodge without the Grand Master's Warrant, the regular lodges are not to countenance them, nor own them as fair Brethren and duly formed...
Page 55 - ... or find out what is not proper to be intimated ; and sometimes you shall divert a discourse, and manage it prudently, for the honour of the worshipful Fraternity.
Page 84 - tis that, They cannot tell what, Why fo many great men of the nation Should aprons put on, To make themfelves one With a free and an accepted MASON. IV. Great kings, dukes, and lords...

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