The Maine Historical Magazine, Volume 8

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The Maine Historical Magazine - Vol. VIII

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Page 122 - THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
Page 25 - A Candid Disquisition of the Principles and Practices of the Most Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons...
Page 122 - We staid the longer in this place, not only because of our good harbor (which is an excellent comfort,) but because every day we did more and more discover the pleasant fruitfulness ; insomuch as many of our company wished themselves settled here, not expecting any further hopes, or better discovery to be made.
Page 26 - Lodge — that they behave themselves respectfully and obediently to their superiors in office, and in all other respects conduct themselves as good Masons. And we do hereby declare the precedence of the said Lodge, in the Grand Lodge and elsewhere, to commence from...
Page 26 - Communications, and other Meetings, by their Master and Wardens, or by Proxies regularly appointed ; also to keep a fair and regular Record of all their proceedings, and to lay them before the Grand Lodge when required. And we do enjoin upon our Brethren of the said Lodge, that they be punctual in the...
Page 137 - that all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights — among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,' I shall strenuously contend for the immediate enfranchisement of our slave population.
Page 134 - Freedom's battle once begun, Bequeathed from bleeding sire to son, Though baffled oft, is ever won.
Page 26 - Bearers, annually, or oftener, as they shall see cause; to receive and collect Funds for the relief of poor and distressed Brethren, their Widows or Children, and in general to transact all matters relating to Masonry, which may to them appear to be for the good of the Craft, according to the ancient usages and customs of Masons. And we do hereby require the said constituted Brethren, to attend the Grand Lodge at...
Page 174 - Province ; and to the Honorable His Majesty's COUNCIL, and House of REPRESENTATIVES, in General Court assembled at Boston, December, AD 1763.
Page 25 - ... the advancement of masonry, and the good of the craft, " Know ye, therefore, that we, the grand lodge aforesaid, reposing special trust and confidence in the prudence and fidelity of our beloved brethren above named, have constituted and appointed, and by these presents, do constitute and appoint the said AB, C. D., EF, &c. a regular lodge of free and accepted masons...

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