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erected to God. should there be a probability of saving his life." most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear. but unto him and them only. which I you as a Mason. due examination. I. will not interfere with the duty you owe to your God. of my own will and accord. master. I will fly to the relief of the person so giving it. 4. strict trial. . of this degree. that I will not give the i of a master to of an inferior degree.of this lodge. Furthermore. than losing my own. If you willing reo peat your and me. in addition to my former. except I am in real distress or for the benefit of the craft. . you are now in proper position to take upon you the solemn oath obligation of Mason. and should I see that sign given. exeept it be to 11 true lawful brother master Mason. except in th at. or hear the words ac companying it. until directed to them on the holy bibl e. fig. that I will not give the grand hailing sign of distress. who m I shall find so to be. obliga tions. in the presence of Almighty God. A. Furthermore. compass. Johns. nor to I being in the known world. that I will not speak Mason's word. or c ountry. 'Brother. when at work. The master says. square. in any other manner.. and at low breath.] holds them in this position. in which I shall receive it. this worshipful lodg e of Masons. which will be on the five of fellowship.manner of the hailing sign of . do I promise swear. o r within the body of a just Iawfully constituted lodge of such: not unto him or them whom I shall hear so to be. or lawful information re ceived. which I shall hereafter receive. 5. do I promise and swear. do hereby hereon. dedicated to the holy St.
and bareheaded. that I will not be at the initiating. mother. to save his life or relieve his necessities. even barefoot. do I promise and swear. mad. to the value of one cent. !I. that I will not wrong this lodge. that I will supportthe constitution of the grand lodge of this state. woman. knowingly. when on my knees at my devotions. do I promise and swear. without injury to myself or family. but will apprise lim of all-approachillK danger. do I promise and swear. nor suBer it to be done by others. Furthermore. as in his. under which this lodge is held. if in my power to prevent it. 1 toill hold myself . or from the body of a just and lawfully constituted lodge of master Masons. man.S far as in my power. they making application to me as such. that I will go on a master Mason's errand. that I will not violate the chastity of a m aster Mason's wife. do I promise and swear. that I Will not be at the initiating. come a member. or a fool. irreligious liberti ne. Furthermore. handed. their widows and orphans. hermaphrodite. passi ng. Furthermore. tions of this. do I promise and swear. while he is under that sentence. do I promise and swear. that I will not speak evil of a brother master Mason. neither behind his back nor before his face. myself. do I promise and swear. passi ng. or raising a candidate in a clandestine lodge. tbe candidate botb down on tb. holy bible TO Furthennore. do I promise and swear. without a dispensation from the grand lodge . that I will remernber a brother master Mason . or raising a at one comunication. and conform to all th e by-laws. whe resoever dispersed round the globe. and I finding them worthy. rules and regula. Jlllll8ing. that a master Mason's aecrets given to me in charge as such. or thrown to me from' a brother master Mason. before communicated. do I promise and swear.Furthermore. Furthermore. that I will obey all due signs and summons. Furthermore. do I promise and swear. sent. ' Furthennore. if in my p ower to prevent it. that I will be a:C:~ng and assisting all poor and indigent master Masons. nor a bro ther of this degree. shall remain as secure and Inviolable in my breas t. or daughter. or raisin~ of an old man in dotage. Furthermore. Furthennore. or one that has been expelled or auspended. nor it to be d one by others. that I will not be at the initiating. Furthermore. sister. or any other lodge of which I may he reafter be. Furthermore. do 1 promise and smear. I knowing them to be such. Furthennore. murder and treason only excepted: and they left to my only election. that if any part of this obligation be omitted at this time. for that At these words. nor converse upon the secrets of Freemasonry with a clandestine made M8801l. a young man in non-age. if within the length of my cable-tow. an atheist. do I promise and swear. do I promise and swear.
l~ W. which denotes to you. Has it a name1 D. and d~ guard of a master Mason. The pass-grip of a master Mason. binding myself under no less penal'y.] The master t hen says to the candidate. So help me God. 9. W. with this difference. and scattered by the four winds of heaven. fig. W. will you stretch forth your hands and assist in bringing this new-made brother to more light in Masonry. 'And God said.reeeive it. my bowels burnt to ashes in the midst.] .' W. Brethren. I did not so . fig. I will present you with my right hand.' [This is done the same as in preceding degrees. 'What is that l' ft D. and drawing it across from left to right. step. in token of continuation o f brotherly love and esteem. M. Will you give it me-l D. W. both points of the compass are elev ated above the square. under the sig n. to all which I do most solemnly. S. by the assistance of the representative s of the three lesser.] The master advancing to the candidate says. and says. 'Brother. 4. It has. the . S. that you have received more light i n Masonry. than to have my body severed in two in the centre. and let it fall by the side . with a fixed and steady purpose of mind in me to keep and perform the same. and with it you will receive the pass-grip and word of a master Mason. 'On being brought to light.' The master then asks the candidate. the hand open. 'More light in Masonry.' The master steps back from the candidate.' [See plate 4. [See plate 4. 'What do you most desire l' The candidate answers after bis prompter. M. and there was light. palm down. should I ever be guilty of violating any part of this my solemn oath or obligation of a master Mason. M. take me as I take you. you first discover. you no w behold me as master of this lodge approaching you from the east.ameruible thereto whenetler i":f~.' The due-guard is given by putting the right hand to th e left side of the bowels. and keep me stedfust in the due performance of the same. How will you dispose of it 1 . that there might DOt the least re membrance remain among men or Masons of 80 vile and per jured a wretch as I should be. the three great lights in Masonry. as be fore.. and divided to the north and south. neither can I 80 impart it. and sincerely promise and swear. M. 'Brother. As the' candidate-is not instructed. M. Let there be light. brother senior deacon you will answer for him.