Quest. Wyll he teche me thay same Artes ?

Ans. Ye shall be techedde yff ye be werthye, and able to lerne.

any oration intelligibly to men of all nations and languages. A man who has all these arts and ada vantages, is certainly to be envied: but we are told, that this is not the case with all Masons; for tho' these arts are among them, and all have a right and. an opportunity to know them, yet some want capaci. ty, and others industry to acquire them.* However of all their arts and secrets, that which I most desire to know is, The Skylle of becommyng gude and parfyght; and I wish it were communicated to all mankind, since there is nothing more true than the beautiful sentence contained in the last answer, " that the better men are, the more they love one another." Virtue having in itself something so amiable as to charm the hearts of all that behold it.

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


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,


* In the Queries relative to Ancient and Modern Masonry, page 31, the author of Ahiman Rezon has said, that he could convey his mind to an Ancient Mason in the presence of a Modern Mason, without the latter knowing whether either of them were Masons. He now positively asserts that he is able fwith Quest. Dothe alle Maconnes kunne more then odher Menne?

Ans. Not so. Thay onlyche haueth recht, and Occasyonne more than odher Menne to kunne, butt many

doeth fale yn Çapacity, and manye more doth want Industry, that ys Pernecessarye for the gaynynge all Kunninge.

Quest. Are Maconnes gudder Menne then odhers ?

Ans. Some Maconnes are nott so Vertuous as some odher Menn ; but

yn the moste Parte, thay be more gude then thay woulde be yf thay war not Maconnes. 1. Quest. Doth Maconnes love eidther odher myghtyly as beeth sayde?

Ans. Yea verylyche, and yt may not odherwyse be : For gude Menne, and true, kennynge eidher codher to be soche, doeth always love the more as thay be more Gude.


a few Masonical implements, i. e. two squares and a e-common gavilor hammer) to convey any word or sen

tence of his own, or the immediate dictations of a stranger, to skilful or intelligent Free-masons of the ancient order, without speaking, writing or noise. And that to any distance where the parties can see each other and at the same time be able to distinguish squares from circles. But as Mr. Locke observed this is not the case with all Masons (Note, there were no Modern Masons in his time) few of them are ac

quainted with this secret. The writer of this note has s known it upwards of 30 years and never taught it to : more than six persons, of which number our R.W.and

very worthy Deputy Grand Master, William Dickey, Esq. is one, and Brother Shotwell, the publisher of this book, another.





Allein, only

Myghte, power Alweys, always Occasyonne, opportunity Beithe, both

Oder, or
Commodytye, conveniency Onelyche, only
Confrerie, fraternity Pernecessarye, absolutely

Faconnynge, forming. necessary
Fore sayinge, prophecying Preise, honour
Freres, brethren Recht, right
Headly, chiefly

Reckenynges, numbers
Hem plesethe, they please Sonderlyche, particularly
Hemselfe, themselves Skylle, knowledge
Her, there, their Wacksynge, growing
Hereynne, therein Werck, operation
Herwyth, with it

Wey, way Holpynge, beneficial Whereas, where Kunne, know

Woned, dwelt Kunnynge, knowledge Wunderwerckyne, work. Make Gudde, are beneficial ing miracles Metynges, measures Wylde, savage

Wynnynge, gaining Myddlelonde, mediterran- Wyseacre, learned

| Ynn, into

Mote, may




THE Grammar Rules instruct the tongue and pen,

Rhetoric teaches eloquence to men;

By Logic we are taught to reason well,

Musick has charms beyond our power to tell ;

The use of Numbers numberless we find,

Geometry give measure to mankind,

The Heav'nly System elevates the mind.

All those, and many secrets more,

The Masons taught in days of yore.



Grand Lodges of England, Ireland, and Scotland,


Grand Lodge of the most ancient and honourable

Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons, held at the Half-Moon Tavern, Cheapside, London,

Sept. 2, 1772. The most noble Prince John Duke of Atholl, grand

master. Laurence Dermott, esq. deputy grand master, in

the chair.

HEARD a letter from brother Thomas Corker, deputy grand Secretary of Ireland, to Lau. Dermott, esq. D. G. M. of this grand lodgc, setting forth the state of the craft, &c. in that kingdom, and having taken the same into consideration. Resolved, “ It is the opinion of this, grand lodge,

" that a brotherly connexion and correspondence “ with the right worshipful grand lodge of Ire. “ land, has been and will always be, found pro“ ductive of honour and advantage to the crafe in

« both kingdoms." Ordered, “ That the grand Secretary shall transmit

" the names of the officers of this grand lodge to “ the Secretary of the grand lodge of Ireland

yearly, or as often as any new choice is made,

together with such informations as may tend. « to the honour and interest of the ancient craft: " And that all such information, or correspon“dence, shall be conveyed in the most respectful

terms, such as may suit the honour and dignity “ of both grand lodges.” Ordered, " That no mason who has been made un

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