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Macoy, Robert - The Masonic Manual (170 Pgs)

Macoy, Robert - The Masonic Manual (170 Pgs)

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THE MASONIC MANUAL
 
A pocket Companion for the Initiated
 
Compiled and arranged by Robert MacoyRevised Edition 1867Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, byCLARK, AUSTIN & Co.,in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for theSouthern District of New York.
 
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, byCLARK & MAYNARD,in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for theSouthern District of New York.
 
 
 PREFACE.
 
In presenting to the Fraternity another edition of the "MASONIC MANUAL," in anenlarged and more comprehensive character, the compiler cannot forego theopportunity of acknowledging his obligations to the Brotherhood for the veryliberal and flattering testimonials of their approbation extended to him, as well asto those who have taken so warm an interest in the appearance of the presentedition.
 
The great aim of the present issue is intended to fill a VACUUM long existing inthe Order - that of rendering, in a practical sense, the best method of assistingthe learner in acquiring a knowledge of the rites and ceremonies of the variousbranches of the Order, principally through the aid of well-arranged emblems,illustrating the symbols of the Craft.
 
The compiler, desirous of aiding the studious novitiate in his laudable ambition toclimb the ladder of Masonic Preferment, has copiously embellished the capitulardegrees with many entirely new and appropriate emblems, illustrating thelectures therein, and with such perspicuity as to render a thorough understandingof them easy of attainment.
 
The degrees of Knighthood have also been favored with a variety of plain andintelligible designs, emblematical of those beautiful subsidiary appendages toFreemasonry, and so far rendered applicable to the work as to require but littlefurther elucidation to familiarize the Sir Knight with the minutiae of the chivalricbranch of the institution.
 
The numerous representations of JEWELS, for Grand and Subordinate Lodges,Chapters, and Encampments, selected from every accessible authentic source,will, no
 
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doubt, be practicably beneficial to the members of the fraternity.
 
The Charges, Ceremonies of Consecration. Dedication, and Installation areselected from the works of the oldest standard Masonic writers, with suchcorrections only as are deemed essential to avoid prolixity of verbiage.
 
The subjoined forms of Masonic Documents are highly esteemed for their utilityand correctness, and are estimated as articles of great value to the Craftgenerally.
 
The entire work has been prepared with the utmost attention to accuracy, and adue regard to the solemn injunction - "to preserve the ancient landmarks of theOrder." The compiler asks but an examination of its internal arrangements toconvince the reader that no expense has been spared in furnishing a veryextensive "MASONIC POCKET COMPANION," and, in presenting it to theBrotherhood, he desires that it shall stand entirely upon its merits for theirapprobation.
 
THE COMPILER
 
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PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.
 
The Masonic public are herewith presented with a revised edition of "MACOY'sMASONIC MANUAL."
 
Although this work has had for the last fifteen years a sale far surpassing that of any other of the kind, it was found that to meet the wants of the ORDER at thepresent time it needed revision.
 
This labor was committed to the hands of Bro. Wm. M. Cunningham, who is wellknown to the CRAFT, and whose name will be a sufficient guarantee that the workin its present form is complete and correct.
 
As such the publishers commend it to the confidence and favor of the MASONICFRATERNITY.
 
June, 1867.
 

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