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. H. ^ir PxflartatiiB.4iLAA A4® ^kkkMAj #rTTVTTT®TfftfTi TRACING BOARD— FIRST DEGREE. fee " The Perfcfl Ceremonies of Craft Mafinry.Ufa .tb and ^th SeUietis of Firfi LeHure. 69." p.i.

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C.ri6t printed.Un (j The Le6tures have been very the numerous errors carefully revifed. The reference. "The Ceremonies of Craft Mafonry. and the working's of the bell Metropolitan Lodges. the Le6tures may be accepted as in accordance with Standard Authority.C. and and inaccuracies of previous verfions removed. As now here fl.M. see " P." applies to the comPerfefil panion volume." hH- ..



Form of Addresses to the Officers mony OF Installation. ADDRESS. introductory section. introductory address. ^ Part Tracing Board — First First Lecture — complete.— CONTENTS. Part IL The Ceremony or Installing a Worshipful Master. Appendix. in the Cere- Ceremony of Opening and Closing Grand Lodge and Provincial Grand Lodge. AND CHARGES. THREE SECTIONS. Tracing Board Third —^Third Lecture — Degree. W. introductory ADDRESS. Degree (Frontifpiece). Tracing Board Second —Second Lecture— Degree. I. seven sections. -* . SECTIONS. complete.M.'s and charges. FIVE complete. and charges.


and by a faithful and appropriate attention to them we hope ultimately to become acquainted with all its myfteries. the duties of morality are everywhere ftridlly enforced. with more propriety. inafmuch. RETHREN.FIRST LECTURE. and having a more noble objecft in view. or more properly fpeaking. be called a Science. the attributes and perfections. although its leflons for the moft part are veiled in Allegory and illuftrated by fymbols. namely. may. is the objedl of our Mafonic Ledlures. and throughout the whole virtue is depicted in its moft beautiful colours. the cultivation and improvement of the human mind. as veiling itfelf under the terms of the former. as . But Freemafonry embracing a wider range. character. to penetrate through its myfteries. The Leflure of this Degree is divided into feven SecSUons. pureft morality. and are well calculated to influence our condu<Jl towards Him. The nature. and diredied to the fervice and convenience of mankind. of the Deity are faithfully delineated and forcibly pourtrayed. Mafonry. according to the general is an Art founded on the principles of Geometry. it inculcates principles of the acceptation of the term. INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS. To draw afide this veil therefore.

Firfl LeBure.
our Father, Benefactor, and Moral Governor, as alfo in the proper difcharge of the duties of fecial life. The mode of Mafonic
Inftruiftion is the catechetical, or in more familiar terms, by queftion and anfwer ; therefore, Br. S. W., from a previous conviftion that you are a Mafon, permit me to afk you in that


—On the Q. —How do we hope A. — On Q. —^Why meet and A. —As Mafons we

How did

you and



meet ?

to part?

the S...e.

part in this peculiar manner ? (hould fo a<9: on the one as to enable us to

all mankind, particularly our brethren in Mafonry. Q. ^Whence come you? From the W...t. A. Q. ^Whither diredling your courfe ?

part on the other with

— — —


— — Mafon be? man bom of A. —A a beggar, Q. —^Why free-bom grand A. —

Q. ^What inducement have you to leave the W...t, and go totheE...t? A. To feek a mafter, £ind from him to gain in(lru(£lion. Q, Who are you that want inftruiSlion ? A. ^A Free and an Accepted Mafon. Q, ^What manner of man ought a Free and an Accepted
a free

— — —

the E...t.

fellow to a Prince, or

woman, brother to a King, a Mafon and found worthy.
which Abraham made



alludes to that


the weaning of his fon Ifaac, when Sarah, Abraham's wife, obferving Iflimael fon to Agar, the Egyptian bondwoman, teafing and perplexing her fon, flie remonftrated with her hufband, and faid, Put away that bondwoman and her fon, for fuch as he (hall not inherit with the free bom, even wdth my fon She fpake as being endowed with a prophetic fpirit, Ifaac. well knowing that from Ifaac's loins (hould fpring a great and mighty people, who would ferve the Lord with freedom," fervency, and zeal ; and fearing that if the two youths were brought up together, Ifaac might imbibe fome of Iflimael's flavifli

4Firft LeElure.


it being a general remark in thofe days, as well as the prefent, that the minds of flaves were more vitiated and left enlightened than thofe of the free-bom. Q. thofe equalities among Mafons ? are all created equal, which is ftrengthened by our A.

—Why —We Mafonic whence come you Q. —Mafonically Lodge of Brothers and A. — From a worthy and Q. —What recommendation do you bring? (Gives the your worlhip A. — recommendation Q. — A. — Hearty good what you bring nothing but hearty good Q. —





^To greet



^Any other




come you here


do ?

A.-7-T0 learn to rule and fubdue
further progreft in Mafonry.



and make a

Q. A. Q.

trials with initiation, regularity of A. approbation, and a willingneft at all times to undergo exami-

Mafon prefume you —By — am taken and accepted among Brothers and Mafon be —How do you know repeated my —By the
this I

are a





yourfelf to




—How do you demonftrate Mafon and A. —By Q. —^What and A. —
to others ?
S...S, t...s,


properly called upon.


proof of your being a
of my entrance.

perfe(ft points

are s...s?

^AU S...S, L...S,

P...d...s, are true

and proper



know a Mafon



Certain regular and friendly g...s, whereby we know a A. Brother by n...t as well as by d...y. Q. Give me the points of your entrance ? If you will give me the firft, I will give you the fecond. A.

— — — Q.— A. — —

are t...s?



^What do you wifh to conceal ?




Firji Le£lure.

A. AH f...s and m...t...s of or belonging to Free and Accepted Mafons in Mafonry. Q. This being open L...e, you may fafely reveal. A. Of, At, and On.
Of, At,
at the

— — — Q.— and On what? A.— Of my own and accord;
Q. A. Q.

door of the L...e;

on the point of a Iharp inflrument prefented




—^When you made —^When wereSun was the


Mafon ?

In this country Freemafons' L...S are ufually held in the evening, how do you account for that, which at firft view appears a paradox ? A. ^The centre of the folar fyftem being within the Sun and the Earth conftantly revolving round it on its own axis, and Freemafonry being univerfally fpread over its furface, it necef-

at its meridian.

farily follows that


Sun muft always be

at its

meridian with

refpedt to Freemafonry.



—What Freemafonry — fyftem of by Symbols. Q. —Where were you made a Freemafon the body of a and A. — of Freemafons Q. —What a — aflemblage of the Brethren, met of the Q. —When met, what makes them


^A peculiar

morality, veiled in Allegory, and ?


L...e juft, perfecft,






to expatiate

on the


juft ?

more — made Mafons. —What — warrant of Q. —^Why were you made a Freemafon A. —For of of M...S and brought from Q. —Have they any many A. — Q. —Where do they keep them
A. Q. A.
regularly regular ? ^The charter or
S...n or

A.—The Vol. of the Q.—Whatperfea?


L...W unfolded.


the fake darkneft.

obtaining the





^They have,

invaluable ones.

but when unfortunately that cannot be done with honour and propriety. — Does key hang A.. In their h.. of in the paflage of utterance.. ^That being the index of the mind. — — m END OF THE FIRST SECTION. — By Q. which is Silence. G. that or lie ? It A. it is the tongue of good report. jhould adopt that excellent virtue of the Craft.Firji LeSiure. ^- .. lie A. —Why A. — is It fliould it hang by ? life. It is a curious key. a Freemafon's tongue.^ the affiftance of a key. —What does —The thread and Q. of what No m. — —To whom do they them A. g .. particular w. —Why — Q. between P.. 1 is it compofed? Q.C. reveal ? f. t..s. — hangs..1. to get at them ? B.. — Q. which Jhould fpeak well of a Brother abfent or prefent.s. and never to his prejudice. and them Q. That excellent hey.s. —As Mafons. A. how do we hope A.. —How do they them and A. the preference given to hanging ? always hang in a Brother's defence..t. —To Mafons.... Q.s. IhoulJ utter nothing but what the heart truly di(£lates..l fo nearly conne<?led with the heart ? A. Q.. reveal ? only...l. CHARGE.

. p... to friend.e.. indigent brethren.e to difturb its ^There is reafon ? A. Temple — marked.d.t l. In —^Who brought you be made a Mafon be found A. —Why were the ftones and timber prepared fo far off? ^- .. lERE were you A. marked. It was.y.. Q... — was and arm Q.. Q. —^Why were you A..—A A. could have been carried on and completed without the aid of m. knowing to be worthy. —Defcribe the mode of your A. — a fecond — Q..-H lO Firft LeElure. ' Is it poilible that fo ftately is reprefented to have been. — a convenient room heart. and numbered alfo.t..c tools. Where next A. that not being detrimental to myfelf or con- ^That as I was received into Mafonry to remind me to relieve all nections. h. and thence conveyed in carriages to Jerufalem..l.l.. —That might bring nothing the harmony..n.t. — third Q.. there carved. where they were fet up with wooden mauls and other implements prepared for that purpofe. there fquared. and numbered.. ^That at building of King Solomon's Temple... they were then floated to Joppa. it was them in a ftate of p...l ? I offenfive or defenfive into L.. —A whom Q. divefted ofm. reafon? — the was not heard the found Q..t b.c tools? A.... ? to afterwards a brother. carved. ? firft Q... I divefted of m. prepared to be made a Mafon? In adjoining the L..p. The timbers were felled and prepared in the foreft of Lebanon. I — my Q. I had my r. there an edifice as King'Solomon's of m..l etc.. the ftones were hewn in the quarries... SECOND SECTION..d-w.

each piece fitted with that exa(Sl nicety. that it appeared more like the work of the Great Architedl of the Univerfe.. where were you conducted ? of the jl. and afterwards gaining ad- — miflion. unleft they came legally by them as difcover..d-w. — By whom found A.k. Q.. That my heart might conceive before my eyes could f.8.k.. —'Why were you A. ? I afterwards to be the t...." f. ? perly prepared..s.d. how did you know it to be a door? A. I might be led out of the — — L. — His duty —Being armed with a drawn A. — One whom Q. when they were brought to Jerufalem.d? Lord alludes to a pertain paftage in Scripture.. for although the materials were hewn and prepared at fo great a diftance. Q.p-f.-— Being thus properly prepared.ref the L. —How did you gain admiffion ? . —Shut and Q..e.e without difcovering Q.e. faying.. — — its form. and came to be put together. — It I was then about to do.. and fee that the candidates come pro- —To door dqor —How you A... By meeting an oppofition. Q... did find that ? clofe t.Firfi LeElure. Q.. when the fpake to Mofes from the Burning Bulh.. A... — — Q. ^There is a fecond reafon ? ^That as d. for the ground whereon thou ftandeft holy.. the Q. and intruders to Mafonry. " Put thy is Ihoes from off thy feet. with our Mafonic f. it refpe<Sl to I was received into Freemafonry in a ftate of was to remind me to keep all the world fo..s.. Being in a ftate of d.. mony obferved in making a Mafon.. Q. Why were you h.. A... 1 — ^To diftinguifli the excellency of the craft in thofe days. to keep off all cowans A.d? ^That in cafe I had refufed to go through the ufual cereA. than of human hands.. A third reafon ? A.d..

. — One whom be the G..... ^By three diftindl k. I was.k. did that exhortation to I thenfituation ? friend..—The anfwer? A.r He defired me to wait... —Mr.. of to to firft to affiftance ? I afterwards there. found Q. A. — condu(Sled.. Q.. thofe three diftindl k. and of good report.d. Q. feek..s. the left is tj^ ^ .. W.... then proceed ? A... ^What did he further demand ? A.e? It to intimate to me that I was about to engage in ferious and folemn. — an A. How did the I.t of a S. in aftate — — — A...s and p.—To Q. and the door Freemafonry became open Q. B. etc.. Q. where were you of the S.t. —^What the he demand of your A.. now comes of his own free will and accord. did friend... and ye (hall find. —Mr..l. Were you admitted ? And on what ? A. Q... —What was A. ? B. ^Why was the p.. A.s of Freemafonry.e.. I demand of you. properly prepared.. who came your A.. —^Whom he had Q. I. afked of my me. or t. Your anfwer? A. Q. How I hoped to obtain thofe p. As no perfon can be made a Mafon unlefs he free and of mature age.s allude? ancient and venerable exhortation. if you are free and of A. prefented to my. I. while he reported to the W. in k.whohas unto you.. regularly propofed and approved in open L. prefented to your . By the help of God. A. —^When the Mafonic door became opened you.l. on the p..12 Firft LeSlure. Q. M. been well and worthily recommended..s.s.a poor of d.. and ye fliall have. humbly foliciting to be admitted to the m.. who was afterwards pleafed to order my admiffion.. ^After gaining admiffion into the Lodge.. — was fomething Q. M.. likewife to diftinguifh the fex. being fi-ee.k. afk. k. G.t of a S. the firft queftion put to you by the W... on your — — — — — — entrance into the L.r? t's candidate.. Q. to I. ^To — —To what do A. and it Ihall be opened your —How you apply he —Having fought my mind.

K. — — progreft —What was required of you during examination with and A. — Why were you down the Q... See C. The brethren from the North.. (all rife). the full 13 I age of twenty-one years." Q. you may fafely arife and follow your leader with a firm but humble confidence.. led the L. M. poverty and diftreft in which I was admitted into F. had done round confpicuous Q. in the E. Being neither naked nor clothed.e. How did theW. M. on the miieries of which (if realifed) were I for a moment to reflefl.. we truft no danger can enfue. — what was W. A... P. How were you then difpofed of? A. p. —To go through the the door Ws..1. to which diretSed to ? anfwered in the affirmative.. for where the name of —Right — — Mafter's reply ? glad am . but in an humble. will . and delivered me over to the S. Q. — your Q.Firft Le5lure. —What were you then do — and Mafonic Q. relying on fuch fure fupport. is about to pafs in view before them.r. S. as I at of L. part the W. the J. and a fit God and proper perfon to be made a Mafon.e? A. South. then addreft the L.. D..—The W. pity would naturally — . M. —Your anfwer Q. 44.. in the W. Eaft. I to is invoked. — For which thank you " The A. S.. M. A. but liftening with attention to their complaints. it could not fail to make that lafting impreflion on my mind. to ftiow that he is a candidate properly prepared. M.r. and Weft will take notice that Mr.y.— C. Q. moving pofture. the next queftion to the ? In all cafes of difficulty ? in truft ? A.e in this manner ? feeming ftate of It was figuratively to reprefent the A. find your faith fo well founded. Q. receive the benefit of a I p.. B. ? -your a fimilar the J. halting. you by put and danger whom do you put A. friendly took me by the right hand.. W. A. After the recital of this p. never to clofe my ears unkindly to the cries of the diftrefted. led me up the N.— God.. barefoot nor {hod.

Q.. — — — Q. and ftri^t morals. M. your prefentation fhall be attended to.. which purpofe I will addreft a few queftions to the candidate.. — fecond — Theyou ^Do and p. upright.s of Freemafonry ? queftion ? to folicit fellow-creatures ? ->h .l.—Juft. in the Weft. Q.. my breaft. unbiaffed do you ferioufly declare on your honour. and a fincere wi{h to render yourfelf more extenfively ferviceable to your Q. —^Why judge be enabled A. for A. as a candidate properly prepared to be made a Mafon. W. for the m. Q.erfon to be made a Mafon._The W. —Why of found judgment and A. found judgment. of mature age.. When delivered over to the S. ftricSl the better be enabled to enforce a due obedience to thofe excellent laws and tenets laid down to us in Freemafonry..s —Mr. He prefented me to the W. freedom on which our order the mature age Q.. Why are the p. W. uninfluenced by mercenary pr other unworthy motives.14 flow from ties Firji Leilure-. accompanied with that ability could afford. how did he proceed? A.. A.. a general defire of knowledge..l. firft of thofe queftions? liUewife pledge yourfelf that you are prompted thofe p. and free men. A. and a fit and proper p. —That we may the morals? Q. Who are fit and proper perfons to be made Mafons ? A.— The A. —That both by precept and example we may men? ^That fhow that I was a candidate 'properly prepared.s of Freemafonry reftri(fted to free — vicious habits of flavery ? true principles of is of better to for ourfelves. required and my relief their neceffiIt was likewife to — might not contaminate the A.. as well as the fraternity at large. Matter's anfwer ? Br.. Q... — founded. that by the improper folicitation of fi-iends againft your own inclination. S. which I truft he will anfwer with candour.s from a favourable opinion preconceived of the Inftitution.. you freely and voluntarily offer yourfelf a candidate B.

^Firft LeElure.



Do you further ferioufly declare on your honour, that A. avoiding fear on the one hand, arid raflineft on the other, you will fteadily perfevere through the ceremony of your initiation, and if once admitted, will afterwards a<3; and abide by the ancient To all which ufages and eftabliflied cuftoms of the order ! queftions, anfwers in the affirmative were given. Q. What did the W. Mafter then order ? The S. W. to dire(ft the J. D. to inftrudl me to advance to A.

third queftion?

— — due form. the fhow the form of advancing from W. thank you Q. — degree E. done.) A. — (This three Q. Of what do
pedeftal in




in this


— and A. —Right Q, —What do they morally fquared and A. — Upright W. M. Q. —When brought







teach ?


in the Eaft,

before the


did he

p. 48.)



A.— Br.

A. B.,




duty, etc. {See "


P. C. C.


Q. Having anfwered thefe queftions in a fatisfactory manner, were you made a M...n? I was, and that in due form. A. Q. Defcribe the due form obferved in making a M...n? L...t k...e b...e and b...t, r...t f ..tformed in a f...e, b...y A. eredl within the f...e, right hand on the vol. of the S...d L...w, while my l...t was employed in fupporting a pair of c...p...s, one
point extended to

— — — —


the c...p...s were then an emblem of torture to my body, fo might the recollecflion prove to my mind, (hould I ever be about illegally to reveal any of thofe Mafonic f...s I was then on the point of being entrufted with. Q. And in that attitude what were you about to do ? Take the great and folemn 0...i...n of an E. A. F. A. Q. For which I will thank you ?

— A. —As — —



l...t b...t.

Q. Why were the your initiation ?

c...p...s prefented to

your n...d

l...t b...t




Firjl LeSfure.

an E. A. — taking and folemn how W. M. you A. —What you have repeated may be confidered but



A. B.

etc. (See


P. C. C.


p. 49.)

did the

the great addreft

0...i...n of



a ferious

promife as a pledge of your fidelity, and to render a folemn 0...i...n, I will thank you to feal it, etc.


binding as

Q. A.

—How he — Having been kept

further addreft

you ? aconfide'rable time in a ftate of d...k...s,
the predominant wifli of your


your prefent

Q. A. Q.

—Your anfwer? — Which

the J. D. by


of the

W. M. was

pleafed to reftore


After being reftored to the bleffings of material L...t,

what was particularly pointed out to your attention ? The three great though e...m...l 1...S in Mafonry, viz., A. The V. of the S. L., the S., and C. Q. Their ufes T A. The S. Ws. are to rule and govern our faith the Sq. to regulate our lives and adlions; and the c...p...s to keep us in due bounds with all mankind, particularly our Bm. in Mafonry. Q. How did the W. M. then proceed ? A. He friendly took me by the r...t h...d, and faid. Rife newly 0...i...d Br. among Mafons.

— — —



The Heart that conceals, and the Tongue that never improperly reveals, any or either of the J... s or m.,.t...s of or belonging to Free and Accepted Mafons in Mafonry.


Firji heSlure.




quitting your kneeling poflure,

what was next

pointed out to your attention ? ^The three leffer 1...S in Mafonry. A. Q. How are they fituated ?

— —


— For what purpofe due A. —To fhow





courfe of the Sun, which rifes in the

and fets in the W. ; likeand from labour. Q, Why was there none in the N. ? The Sun being then below our horizon, darted no rays A. of l...t from that quarter to this our hemifphere. Q. Whom do thofe lefter lights reprefent? The Sun Moon, and Mafter of the L...e. A. Q. Why the Sun, Moon, and Mafter of the L...e? The Sun to rule the day, the Moon to govern the night, A. and the Mafter to rule and direct his L...c. Q. ^Why is the M.ofaF.M.'s L...e put in comparifon with thofe two grand luminaries ? As it is by the bleiled and benign influence of the Sun A. and Moon we, as men, are enabled to perform the duties of focial life, fo it is by the kind care and inftruction of the W.M. we as Mafons, are enabled to perform the duties which the
E., gains its meridian luftre in the S.,

wife to light

— — — — — — — —


to, at,

crafl require.



did the

Br. A. B.

W. M. then addreft you ? By your meek, etc. See " The

P. C. C.


p. 53.


— How

A.— Having entered, etc.

did he further addreft you ? See " The P. C. C.


p. 54.

were you then ordered to do ^Take a (hort pace with myl...tf..t, bringing the

I will thank you for the f.. — Give me was taught A. ? w. which W.. — Communicate done. ? (It is given.. was.d. The import of the word ? h. and further informed me. 60.n. Q. and it was in this pofition the degree were communicated.. M.h. he ftrongly exhorted me ever to wear and confider it as fuch .... C.n to Br. that if I never difgraced that badge..... Let me add to the obfervations.. S's. or any other order in exiftence. M..." p. A...s confift? A f. t. — demand Q —^What does A.. A. I — —Being intrufted were you inverted ? — — — — ..E. Q.. informed me was more ancient than the Golden Fleece or Roman Eagle.y or entrance after the great grandfather of D..) A.. — (Which Q.s regular of the or h. ? is Is that correct ? that It is. and Q —Which you then A.n. Q. — word derived Q —^Whence hand A.— At the N.d.w. etc. more honorable than the Star.e — — A.. With the diftinguifhing badge of a Mafon.l f. C. —A Q. Q.) is this l. firft f..n in due form ? into..d. it would never difgrace me.Inf. Repeat the addreft you received from the W.. a Prince and ruler in Ifrael. initiation I to be cautious. part of the L. Where' were you then ordered to be placed? A.h. that.d. it being the badge of innocence and the bond of friendfhip .. fo named within the p.r it pleafe. or Garter.—Of what do thofe f.. and w. M.... Q. —At my with you. — (Which Q. begin.. A.. I will l. See " The P.t the pillar to Kg.. the S. Q. Temple... Repeat the charge you then received from the W..p in the h. — Q.. he informed me.. was the Freemafonry. that w. A. — From is given.) the t.. — A.e.

s and excrefcences the C. the common A. — our morals In this fenfe....e is to meafure our work.— you from gratifying them believe me.. Q.e reprefents the 24 A... etc. likewife on the inability which in the prefent Q. hours of the day. for if I had. C.A.1 to knock off all fuperfluous k. and I fhould —To put my Q. ^The 24-inch G... and render it fit for the hands of the more expert workman. and G. that fhould I at any future period meet a brother in diftrefted circumflances who folicits my afliftance. inftance precludes .. I —Your anfwer? — was deprived of everything — is cuftomary... The third reafon? A..— — cheerfully embrace the opportunity of practifing that virtue I now profefled to admire. Q. Q. M.S..1 to further fmooth and prepare the ftone.... The working tools of an E. and part to ferve a friend or brother in time of need.. but rather Free and Accepted or fpeculative M... far from us be any fuch intention. this trial was not made with a view to fport with your feelings.y nor m.. 63... evince to the brethren that I had neither m.—It Q.—Their ufes. But as we are not all operative.. that not being detrimental to ourfelves — "? .1." p..e or I would have given freely. I might recollect the peculiar moment in which I was admitted into Mafonry p.. —To A.. C.—The firft of thofe reafons ? principles to the ? teft. Freemafon.r andp. A.. I congratulate you on the honorable fentiments by which you are actuated. See "The P. the common G. and C. it was done for three efpecial reafons. part to be fpent in prayer to Almighty God.Firft LeSture. As a warning to my own heart. The W. Q....1. the ceremony of my initiation thus far muft have been repeated.—The fecond A.c fubftances about me.s.. which are the 24-inch G. the 24-inch G. how do we apply thefe tools to — — — . ^With what were you then prefented ? A. v..e... Matter's reply? A. A.y.e previous to my entering the L. Q. part in labour and refrefliment.l.

or our connexions.

Firli LeEture.

confcience, which fhould keep

The common G...1 down all

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thoughts which might obtrude during any of the before mentioned periods, that our words and aflions may afcend unpolluted to the throne of grace. The C...1 points out to us the advantages of education; by which means alone we are rendered fit members of regularly organized fociety. Q. How did the W. M. further addreft you? A.—As in the courfe, etc. See " The P. C. C. M." p. 67. Q. ^What permiffion did you then receive from the W.Mafter? A. ^To retire, in order to reftore myfelf to my perfonal comforts, and he informed me that on my return into the L...e, he would dire(5l my attention to a -charge founded on the excellency of the inftitution, and the qualification of its members, likewife to an explanation of the Tracing Board, if time would permit. (For the Charge, fee " The P. C. C. M." p. 83.) Q. ^When placed at the N.E. part of the Lodge, by the affiftance of the lefler lights, what were you further enabled to

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A. A regular parallelopipedon. Q. Defcribe its dimenfions. A. In length from E. to W., in breadth between N. and S., in depth from the furface of the earth to the centre, and even as high as the Heavens. Q. Why is a Freemafon's Lodge reprefented of that vaft
extent ? A. ^To
fliow the univerfality of the fcience, and that a Mafon's charity fhould know no bounds, fave thofe of prudence.

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does our L...e (land? Holy ground. A. Q.—Why fo? On account of three grand offerings thereon A. made, which met with Divine approbation. Q. Which, I will thank you to fpecify. ready compliance of Abraham to the will Firft, the A. of God in not refufing to offer up his only ion Ifaac as a burnt facrifice, when it pleafed the Almighty to fubftitute a more Secondly, the many pious agreeable victim in his (lead. prayers and ejaculations of King David, which actually appeafed the wrath of God, and flayed a peftilence which then raged among his people, owing to his inadvertently having had them numbered. Thirdly, the many thankfgivings, oblations, burnt facrifices, and coftly offerings which Solomon, King of Ifrael, made at the completion, confecration, and dedication of Thofe three did the Temple at Jerufalem to God's fervicc. then, have fince, and I truft ever will, render the ground-work of Freemafonry Holy. Q. How is our L...e fituated? A.—Due E. and W. Q._Why fo? A Becaufe all places of Divine worfhip, as well as Mafons' regularly well formed conftituted L...S, are or ought to be fo

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influence to
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ready and cheerful ought we to be to adore the Almighty Creator, who has never left himfelf without a living witneft among men. From the earlieft period of time, we have been taught to believe in the exiftence of a Deity. We read of Abel bringing a more acceptable offering to the Lord than his brother Cain of Enoch walking with God ; of Noah being a juft and upright man in his day and generation, and a teacher of righteoufneft ; of Jacob vvreftling with an angel, prevailing, and thereby obtaining a bleffing for himfelf and. his pofterity. But we never hear or read of any place being fet apart for the public folemnization of Divine worfhip, until after the happy deliverance of the children of Ifrael from their Egyptian bondage, which it pleafed the Almighty to efFe6l with a high hand and an outftretched arm, under the condudl of his faithful fervant Mofes, according to a promife made to his forefather, Abraham, that he would make of his feed a great and mighty people, even as the ftars in Heaven for number, and the fands of the fea for multiAnd as they were to poflTeft the gates of their enemies, tude. and inherit the promifed land, the Almighty thought proper reveal to them thofe three moft excellent inftitutions, to the Moral, Ceremonial, and Judicial Laws. And for the better folemnization of Divine worfliip, as well as a receptacle for the Books and Tables of the Law, Mofes caufed ^ Tent or Tabernacle to be ereAed in the wildemeft, which by God's fpecial command was fituated due E. and W., for Mofes did everything according to a pattern fliown to him by the Lord on Mount Sinai. This Tent or Tabernacle proved afterwards to be the ground plan with refpecSl to fituation of that moft magnificent Temple built at Jerufalem, by that wife and mighty Prince King Solomon, whofe regal fplendour, and unparalleled luftre, This is the third, laft, and grand far tranfcends our ideas. reafon I as a Freemafon give why all places of Divine worfhip,


m A. our undertakings. Strength our difficulties. Wifdom. and all His law is concord. fupporting him with curious and masterly workmanfliip in beautifying and adorning the fame.Firfi Lecture.. — .. As we have no noble Orders in Architecture. Strength. for his at wifdom in in building com- pleting and dedicating the Temple Jerufalem to God's fervice. Q.. gers of His will. and Beauty fhines through the whole of the creation in fymmetry and order. King of T. Three great Pillars. A. Q. and Beauty. and Corinthian.. The three great Pillars fupporting a Mafon's L..ff... and Beauty to — — — — — adorn. and H...e. and Beauty are about His throne as pillars of His works. Univerfe is the Temple of the Deity whom we ferve Wifdom. King of I. known by the names of Wifdom.. A. Q. to which do we H. H.. —Why thofe three great perfonages ? I. The Heavens He has ftretched forth the earth He has planted as His footftool as a canopy He crowns His Temple with Stars as with a diadem.. King of ra. conftitutcd Lodges are or ought to be fo fituated.1... By what is our L... Ionic. are emblematical of thefe Divine attributes.1. for His Wifdom is infinite. they further reprefent Solomon. Q. Wifdom to contrive.iterials .. What are they called ? A.c. . the Doric. as well as 23 Mafons' regular. Strength.—Why fo? A. Strength to fupport. Strength.m. —A —The further illuftration. King of T. Q. To the three moft celebrated namely. for his ftrength men and and H. and Beauty to adorn the Q. A.. — Solomon. His (Irength omnipotent.m A. .. Q..m. and His hands The Sun and Moon are meftenextend their power and glory. well-formed.. and Beauty. — thank you —Wifdom I will all to moralize all them ? to condutSl us in to fupport us under inward man.ff..e fupported? A. for his — refer them ? A..

and the Angels of the Lord afcending and defcending thereon. and the children of Ifrael.—Why Faith. taking the Earth for his bed. who in a moment of rage and difappointment And as he journeyed towards Padanthreatened to kill him. but would make of his feed a great and mighty people. haram. Q. Jacob had no fooner fraudulently obtained pofteffion of his father's bleffing. Divine infpiration that a peculiar bleffing was vefted in the foul of her hufband. Q. Q. tues. HOPE. though by birthright it belonged to Efau her firftborn. and keep his commandments. and Charity? — — — . — Mafons. highly favoured of the Lord.24 Q. well knowing by A. Hope. and CHARITY. he would not only bring him again to h's father's houfe in peace and profperity. ^A Celeftial of F'reemafon's Lodge ? of divers colors. was afterwards by Pharaoh's appointment made fecond man in Egypt. in the land of Mefopotamia. This was afterwards amply verified. and the Canopy of Heaven for a covering. for after an abfence of twenty years Jacob returned to his native country. being weary and benighted on a defert plain. A. the beloved wife of Ifaac. is Firft LeElure. he laid down to reft. became. Of how many ftaves or rounds is this Ladder compofed ? Many ftaves or rounds which point out as many moral virA. how do we hope —By Ladder. was defirous to obtain it for her favourite fon Jacob. but three principal ones._Why ? Rebecca. he there in a vifion saw a Ladder. than he was obliged to fly from the wrath of his brother. even as the to arrive at it Hea- ^As ? tjie afliftance of a in Scripture called Jacob's Ladder. There the Almighty entered into a folemn covenant with Jacob. in procefs of time. that if he would abide by his laws. the top of which reached to the Heavens. a ftone for his pillow. —What covering a — Canopy Q. A. the vens. one of the greateft and moft mighty Nations on the face of the earth. FAITH. and was His favourite fon Jofeph kindly received by his brother Efau. where by his parent's ftricft command he was enjoined to go.

and anfwered in our Mafonic profefGon.e? . . will bring us to thofe blefled manfions. Q. it is the beft teft and fureft proof of the fincerity of our religion benevolence rendered by Heavenborn Charity. and the produce of love and Charity will moft his recollection. he believes not a tale when reported to his prejudice. — Then. where we fhall be eternally happy with God the great Archite<ft of the Univerfe. and then let a firm reliance on the Almighty's faithfulnefs animate our endeavours. Salvation . and from him who is in want let us not withhold a liberal hand. Faith in the great ArchiteA of the Univerfe to be in Charity with is all Hope . —There thank you — A. Faith is the foundation of Juftice. are A true and fincere the evidence of things not feen. he forgives the injuries of men. the bond of amity. juftified. lovely in itfclf. feveres in a juft caufe will ultimately overcome all difficulties. and cheriflied. 25 . ever ready to liften to him who craves our affiftance. his breaft the feeds of benevolence. our defpondency may render it fo. let us remember that we are and . both fure and fteadfaft. free aflTuredly follow.. enters into that the veil . —^On what does this Ladder reft in a F.— CHARITY.. and teach us to fix our defires within the limits of His moft blefPed promifes. .. and finally received. Mafon's L.Firft LeBure. Faith thofe hoped Q. This well maintained.iccepted Mafons. he envies not his neighbour. Br.— HOPE. I a beautiful Illuftration of thefe virtues will for that of FAITH. fo (hall fuccefs attend us if we believe a thing to be impoflible. is Happy is the man who has fown in nourifhed. Q. in men. Throne of grace. ib {hall a heartfelt fatisfaclion reward our labours. is the brighteft ornament that can A. adorn our Mafonic profeflion. — and Q. — Hope is an anchor of the within foul. the chief fupport of civil fociety we live and walk by Faith by it we have a continual Hope and acknowledgment of a Supreme Being. Charity. but the fubftance of for. but he who per- A. . is an honor to the nation whence it fprings. and endeavours to blot them from . By is Faith we have acceft to the accepted. and A.

L.e. C. where may ajlured they will meet their due reward. Q. dented or Teftellated Border. {See "The P. The — — — Ornaments.. and Jewels. the Blazing Star the glory in the centre . Name the Ornaments? The Mofaic Pavement. CHARGE.W. which enlightens the earth. Q. and the Indented or Teftellated Border the ftirtwork round the fame. L.26 Firft Lecture. M... the animate as well as the inanimate parts thereof. by reafon of its being variegated and chequered.—By the doarines. and by its benign influence difpenfes bleffings to mankind in general.e com- A...e of the S. Q.. A. This points out the diverfity of obje.. is the interior of a Freemafon's L.— The V. I will thank you to moralise them ? The Mofaic Pavement may juftly be deemed the A... Furniture. The Blazing Star.. or glory in the centre. May the jujt every Mafon reft attain the fummit of his profejjion.. If what pofed? A.d Q. Q. refers us to the Sun. C. and the In- — — — — ^- .e. 74. Their fituations ? The Mofaic Pavement is the beautiful flooring of the A. beautiful flooring of the L.dls which decorate and adorn the creation. FIFTH SECTION. etc.—Why there? A..) END OF THE FOURTH SECTION. the Blazing Star." p.

and while fuch emblems are before us. general.. his pafllkge through this exiftence...... .. we may To-day we may travel in prolperity.. and adverfity ..e.e ? V. the furniture of the L. Q. to praflife charity.d V... A.s..p. though fometimes attended with profperous circumftances.d L.p. Q.i. afl as totter ...d V. Why the S. the C.e furniftied often befet by a multitude of evils with Mofaic work. their various revolutions. but to give heed to our ways.. Why was Mofaic work introduced into Mafonry ? As the fteps of man are trod in the various and uncertain A. the dictates of reafon {hall prompt us.. incidents of life. and his days are variegated and chequered by =• ftrange contrariety of events..e fo lives and Q. Q... are to rule and govern our our candidates for Freemafonry the C. death deftroying all diftin<5lions then while our feet tread on this Mofaic work. let us... the Sun. .. 0.. yet when in the grave we are all on the level. and endeavour Q.. and S.. cultivate harmony. to regulate our S. here on earth... other two more properly belong ? ^The S.. as the other does round that of a F...s belong to the Grand Matter in particular.s on are them we acSlions.FirJ} Le^ure. to point out the uncertainty of all things — — . we are morally inftru6led not to boaft of anything.s and S... which.e is derived from God to man in A.w. to walk uprightly and with humility before God.. ' — From whom — — is the firft derived.e from God to man in general? ... temptation...—Their A.p. the C.. .e of the S.....e to the whole craft.. ufes? faith. and to whom do the and the S.e. is hence is our L.e. there being no ftation in life on which pride with (lability can for although fome are born to more elebe well founded vated fituations than others.d w.. 27 in Indented or Teftellated Border refers us to the Planets. let our ideas recur to the original whence we copy.. —Name —The —The to live in unity and brotherly love. as good men and mafons. form a beautiful border or (kirtwork round that grand luminary. when united.. Mafon's L. to-morrow on the uneven paths of weakneis.

.i.S and feem careful of them have we in the L. —On high many Q... .s? Becaufe they have a moral tendency.. while fixing on their proper bafes. — —The ^Their ufes? S. put by the J..e? Three movable. A... and and very fecret ? all who might afcend or defcend..A..b to try and adjuft uprights. You fpeak of J..... and P..s to the Grand Mafter in particular? A.... and to harmonife our S. Q. and if ftranger fhould approach. J. Q. The craft being 0. the tyler might give timely notice to the W.. Thefe appear mere mechanical tools.... is peculiarly appropriate to the Grand Mafter in particular..Name the movable J. Before our ancient brethren had the advantage of fuch Q— — — regular. well-formed. Mafter.1.. as an emblem of his dignity..C teaches us — — Q.. — A...e is to conftru(?l rectangular corners of buildings. A..p. where did they affemble ? A. Becaufe the Almighty has been pleafed to reveal more of his Divine will in that Holy Book than by any other means... Jehofaphat.—The S.d within the S. Q.e. conftituted Lodges vales. the L. L.. —Why — — — hills and low even in the valley of other fecret places.S of ineftimable value...S ? A. thank you for their moral tendency ? to regulate our lives and actions according to the Mafonic line and rule.. j how many — Q. —The which renders them ^- ... A. That being the chief inftrument made ufe of in the — — formation of Architectural plans and defigns. are confequently bound to a<fl thereon. close the L. low.ls and prove horizontals. A. Q.. rude matter into due form. Why the S.e. why are they and affift in bringing lay L. I will . he hail the brethren. as we now enjoy. and prevent any of our Mafonic fecrets being fo high.s. called J. ^The better to obferve illegally obtained.e to the whole craft? A.. Q. and three immovable...^-Why the C.b..e.1 to and the P. he being the chief head and governor of the craft.

it is rude matter brought into due form... ft condudt in this being.. is — ^As it is by the affiftance of the S.S? A. M. as a time will come. and death. connedls Heaven and Earth. or flanderer. neither turning to the right nor left of the fo as to whom all paths of virtue. the grand leveller of human greatneft. malice. and fliarers of the fame hope. to Brethren.. when all diftindlions. and as the builder raifes his column by the level and perpendicular. the L. and the P. Q.. To fteer the bark of this life over the feas of paflion. fo ought every Mafon to condu<5l himfelf towards this world. fo by the S. fave thofe of goodnef^ and virtue. to obdue medium between avarice and profufion. and although diflindlions among men are neceftary to preferve fubordination. What is the Matter diftinguiflied by ? A.e teaches purfuits to have Eternity in view.. The infallible P. from life. but giving up every felfilh propenfity which might tend to injure others. (hall ceafe.e. 29 render us acceptable to that Divine goodnef^ fprings...... yet ought no eminence of fituation make us forget that we are brothers. to make all his paflions and prejudices coincide with the juft line of duty. is the criterion of redlitude and truth. is one of the higheft perfedlions to which human nature can attain . and to whom we muft give an account of all our acftions.. Why are they called movable J. it teaches us to walkjuftly and uprightly before God and man.b juftneft and uprightneft of life and adlions. revenge nor the envy and contempt of mankind. The L. perfecutor.. for he who is placed on the lowed fpoke of fortune's wheel is equally entitled to our regard. reduce us to the fame ftate.b which. Not to be an enthufiaft.1 demonftrates that we have all fprung from the fame ftock.—The S. ? ferve a — — — . without quitting the helm of re<ftitude.e and why W.. W.Fir LeEiure. and the wifeft of us know not how foon. are partakers of the fame nature.e con- ^- . Becaufe they are worn by the Matter and his Wardens. morality.. to hold the fcales of juftice with equal poife. injuftice.. Q. M. like Jacob's ladder.1 equality. and are transferable to their fucceftors on nights of Inftallation. and in all his Thus the S. neither bending towards avarice... of religion.

L. Name the Immovable J.e. which I will you for. why are you diftinguiflied by the P. A.e. W.. J. and my Br... W.... the —Why they Immovable —Becaufe they open and immovable brethren moralize Q... S..W may juftly be deemed the fpiritual Tracing •Board of the great Architeft of the Univerfe.n. points out the equal meafures I am bound to purfue. in conjundlion with your W. why are you diftinguilhed by the L. mark..e.s? A.. in which are laid down fuch Divine.. Q... for to on. and the perfe<3.i. that were we converfant therewith. the better to enable the brethren to carry on the intended ttrudlure with regularity and propriety. The Tracing Board is for the Matter to lay lines and draw defigns on. the rough Alhlar for the E. uprightnef^.. This [takes it the fame as S.thereto... they would bring us to an etherial manfion not built by hands. and that the bufineft of Mafonry be conducted with harmony and decorum. left through my negledl any unqualified perfon fhould gain admiilion into our aftemblies.d L. A.. but eternal in the Heavens. fo the V.1? A.. Br.e.. and the rough and perfeift Aftilars. ^The Tracing Board. fhould any unfortunately arife in the L. particularly in the examination of vifitors.. rough and unhewn as — 4^ ^ ..] This being an emblem of equality. Q. and adherent.. [He takes it in his left hand. points out the integrity of meafures I am bound to purfue.laws and moral plans... —There a comparifon between are called J.. Br. dudl of the Matter that animofities are made to fubfide.. W.S ? lie and adjutt his J. is beautiful the immovthank able J.—Their ufes ? A. and indent on. S.^30 Fir^ LeSiure.e of the S. The rough Afhlar is a ttone.b... W..S and the furniture of the. Q. [rifes and falutes] in the well ruling and governing of the L. Aftilar for the experienced craftfman — — — — — — — » to try Q. ^As the Tracing Board is for the Matter to lay lines and draw defigns on. in the L. in conjundlion with [rifes] your W.e.. to work.] being an emblem oi A.. A.... Q. in the well ruling and governing of the L.S on.. and the brethren be thereby innocently led to violate their 0.

under whofe regal patronage many of our mafonic fecrets gained wife be tried and approved than — — — — — — their firft fandlion.. 2^ taken from the quarry. He being the firft Prince who excelled in Mafonry. by the S.s of his own felf-convincing confclence.. which can no other.. fumiflied.e of God's word.s this reprefents the mind of a man in the decline of years.. Our L. ^Why to King Solomon ? A.-^ Firjl LeSlure.. wrought into due form. Q. to whom do we dedicate it as a general L..p..e being thus finifhed. END OF THE FIFTH SECTION. rough and unpoliflied as that by the kind care and inftrudlion of his parents or guardians. To whom next ? A.e and C. King Solomon. CHARGE. and decorated... of civilized fociety.. and he is thereby rendered a fit till member true die orfquare.e? A. The paji Grand Patrons of Mafonry.p. The perfect: Afhlar is a ftone of a fit only to be tried by the S.. or primitive ftate. after a well-fpent life in adls of piety and virtue. >h B 2 . his mind becomes cultivated. and the C.. To God and His fervice. and rendered fit for the intended building . in giving him a liberal and virtuous education. it is modelled. Q.. by the induftry and ingenuity of the workman. this reprefents the mind of man in its infant ftone. till. Q....

By the exercife of Brotherly love. who '^- .. —^Name the A. C. and fent into On the world for the aid. are linked together by one" indiflbluble bond of fincere afFedlion . on which the order is founded ? Relief. to foothe the unhappy.t k.— thank you ^A chief ^A principal ^A I will ourfelves and to communicate happinel% to point ? point within a circle. hence. and reftore peace to their troubled minds.) — Q.e b. Mafonry unites men of every country. M.e is firft point in Mafonry ? bent. we are taught to regard the whole human fpecies as one family. Q. A. created by One Almighty Being. to define that point ? all In regular.s I Q. and on Freemafonry. the high and low..— Q. A. ^To relieve the diftreffed is — particularly among Mafons..—RELIEF? a duty incumbent on all men. — and —^Why A. this principle. (See "The P.. — On my bended L. and protedMon of each other." p.. fupport. and opinion.e b. fedl. —Brotherly Love. on this bafis we eftablifli our friendfliip and form our conne<Aion.. Q. etc. principles — point? —To be happy Q. is the grand aim we have in view . I will to define Brotherly Love ? A.. rich and poor.^ 32 Firfi Leffure. Q. that the Creator.. my l. |vj?AME the Ijp A.. compaffionate their miferies. C. and by its dictates conciliates true friendfliip among thofe who might otherwife have remained at a perpetual diftance. 79. — Q. fympathjjie in their misfortunes. others. — A..t point? was taught to adore my k. — thank you A... SIXTH SECTION.. and Truth..e and bent I was initiated into firft k.

P. when A..... Q.i..... To the four cardinal virtues.. and — — — Q..l.. labour. and the foundation of every Mafonic virtue. G...w.Firft LeElure.. P. How many original forms have we in Freemafonry ? A. and rejoicing in the profperity of the Craft..i.n alluding to the G....d.. Q...s are depofited fafe and fecure from the undeferving and popular world who are not 0.l .. They have a further aliufion.dL.d..n. Q..n. ought to be the conftant practice of every Mafon. be led to betray his truft..l the h. Four namely. implying that as a M. M.. — 0... and Juftice..S... ^Temperance is that due reftraint of our paflions and aifecflions. Q...—I will thank you to define TEMPERANCE. — body they A.n.. allude ? G.. etc.e denoting a juft and upright Freemafon.t.E..l . while the heart and tongue join in promoting each other's welfare.i.. to be good men and true is a leflbn we are taught at our Initiation.e at the N. equally diftant from rafhneft and cowardice .—TRUTH ? A. whereby he might. on this grand theme we contemplate..... A.t where thofe f.t. — P...1 . it enables us to undergo any pain. Hence hypocrify and deceit are or ought to be unknown to us. and This virtue relieves the mind from the allurements of vice... namely Temperance. danger.C..t. my aftent to the 0.... ^^ Q. fincerity and plain dealing our diftinguiihing charaifleriftics........ Foras a token of — — : Prudence. and by its unerring dicSlates endeavour to regulate our lives and adlions... •- I will thank you to fliow Mafonically to what parts of the the t.. which renders the body tame and governable. as he is thereby taught to avoid exceft.n of a M. or the contra<fting of any vicious or licentious habits. and fubje<Sl himfelf to the penalty contained in his titude. of the S..n..l the f. M.C.1 the b.d placed on the Vol... unwarily.. P.l. part of the L. — Fortitude which is .l alludes to the penalty contained in the man of honour I would rather have my.t formed into a f. or difficulty....t.. Truth is a Divine attribute..—FORTITUDE? is that noble and fteady purport of the foul. A..

or deemed prudentially expedient.p.....t f.. as the C. Juftice is that ftation or boundary of right.E...s might become illegally obtained . body ereft within the f. the illegally revealing of which might prove a torment to his mind. M.. lawleft force would overcome the principles of equity. and as Juftice in a great meafure conftitutes the really good man...d L. not only for the good regulation of his own life and a<ftions.t formed in a S..swere emblematically to his body when extended to his naked l. and is that habit' of the mind whereby men wifely judge and prudentially determine all things relative to their temporal and eternal intereft.1.. or w. Q... left k.e b. ever having recollection the period when I was placed before the W..w... alluding to the M.n..l. but as a pious example to the popular world who are not Mafons.C.d.. by which we are taught to render to every one his juft due. alluding to the P...... and that without diftin<flion..e..t at the time of his Initiation... of the S... like the former. as a fence or fecurity againft any attempts that might be made by threats or violence to extort from him any of thofe Mafonic f.n. univerfal confufion would enfue. and ought to be nicely attended to in ftrange and mixed companies.e and b.. conceal...n. but is the ftandard and cement of civil Ibciety. r. t...s he has fo folemnly engaged himfelf to HELE. fo it ought to be the invariable pra($lice of every Free and Accepted Mafon never to deviate from the minuteft principles thereof..thought neceflary.—PRUDENCE ? A. whereby any of our Mafonic f..e...t — .— JUSTICE ? A..eriftic of every Free and Accepted Mafon.. and never improperly reveal... Prudence teaches us to regulate our lives and a(ftions according to the di6lates of reafon. — m Q. Without the exercife of this Virtue.. my right hand cm the Vol. f. This virtue ought to be the diftinguifhing chara(3. ought to be deeply imprefled on the bread of every Mafon... -t. and focial intercourfe no longer exift .e. never to let drop or flip the leaft f. in the Eaft. ever having in mind the time when I was placed at the N..t b. part of the L. This virtue. This virtue is not only confiftent with Divine and moral Law.

35 received that excellent all body eied. Good Fellowfhip. lead. to hew. and M..d. Q. ^What do you learn from both in frequenting fundry —^What do Operative M... iron.. A.n? A.ns —The . Relief. useful rules of Archite(fture.—Secrecy. Q. M. fquare and A. alluding to the P. mould ftones into the forms required for the purpofes of buildlevel. formed in a f.. END OF THE SIXTH SECTION.l. Prudence. or copper or othenvife which various operations require much pracSbcal dexterity and fome flcill in geometry and mechanics. perpendicular ing. CHARGE. when I injuniSion from the W. Q. L.. and to unite them by means of joints and by the aid of cement. —What you —Which —Free and Accepted. obferve a proper deportment in the ^ .. Q..S are there ? A —Two Q. learn ? — .^ : >ii Firji LeSfure. ? do you learn by being a Free and Accepted Morality. and Truth. of thofe are : Free and Accepted and Operative. SEVENTH SECTION. —To ail on the S.e.e. and Jujiice.S? — A. to be juft and upright in things.... j OW many forts of M. May Brotherly Love... in conjunilion with Temperance... dijtinguijh Free and Accepted Mafons till time Jhall be no more.. Fortitude.

Seven years is the ftipulated time. Charcoal. A. ^What does Lewis denote t A. ^Excellent qualities.n. Lewis being the fon of a M.. Charcoal. How long (hould an E. nothing more zealous than Clay. to affift them in time of need.—Why Chalk. but left will fuffice. If you wished to give your fon a Mafonic name. which might breed difTenfion among the Brethren. Nothing fo free as Chalk. Q. Q. A. and Clay? A... if found qualified for preferment. cers. Q. and Clay.. In what degree of F. Q. Q. and to fix them on their proper bafes. what is his duty to his aged parents ? A. To bear the heat and burthen of the day from which they by reafon of their age ought to be exempt .36 L. Mafonry were yoa initiated ? A.. M.n to raife great weights to certain heights with little encumbrance. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — dignified. Strength.n before any other perfon. what are their emblems ? A. what would you call him ? A. Chalk. as the flighted touch will leave its trace . How fliould he ferve him ? A. nothing fo fervent as Charcoal.. Firjl LeSfure. In that of an E. His privilege for fo doing ? ^To be made a M. Q. ferve his Mafter ? A. and Zeal. our mother Earth.. pay due obedience to the W. Lewis. Q. Q. thence we came and thither we mu(l all return. >h- . as when properly lit few metals can refift its force .e. however A. which form a cramp. fhe is continually labouring for our good. Q. and his prefiding offiand to abftain from every topic of political or religious difpute. ^With Freedom. Q. How is it depicSled in our Lodges ? A. and in time bring a fcandal on the craft. Fervency. By certain pieces of metal dovetailed in a ftone.. and thereby render the clofe of their days happy and comfortable. which enables the operative M.

... that defcription.. to find ? the S. foot. —With wind Mafonry Q. — and hearing A. as he knew the Ifraelites were unarmed and undifciplined.-^ Pirft LeSture. It has a further allulion ? A. where they encamped for the night on the borders of the Red Sea. Q. — How do you know a Brother day him.. — Becaufe by be found Q. in the ? feeing obferving the f. are free to. Q. free free from. Q. I will thank you to {late why the wind is deemed favourable to Mafonry at only thofe two points of the Compaft ? A. — Between Q._Why on one he would be A. — By your Mafter Q.d. is to fay.p. miffing. The Ifraelites feeing the Red Sea in their front. he accordingly conduiSled them through the defert at the extremity of Eg3rpt. a F.—Whyfo? A. to free vice. and chariots. which he had promifed them for an inheritance . he commanded his faithful fervant Mofes to lead them towards the land of Canaan.s. Pharaoh. M. gathered together a mighty army of horfe.. and their journey impeded by cattle and baggage. A. ? wilh to clothe in the diftinguifliing the or of a ? A.. A.n.. and A.. to. — due E. When the Great Architect of the Univerfe thought proper to deliver his chofen people from their Egyptian bondage. To that miraculous wind which proved fo eflential in working the happy deliverance of the children of Ifrael from their Egyptian bondage.S ? to fellowfliip. — Free Q..s. — Free and from what? good and ought be from A. In the night ? receiving the t. — How blows W. regretting the lof^ of fo many ufeful flaves.n the w. —^Why If are we called Free M... Favourably. — By Q. — — — — — ^To cool and refrefli men at labour. in order to bring them back to their former captivity. that C. — a perfon of good where would you hope were him and A. — How do you badge Mafon. Q.e there ? acting the fure to within the other. 37 and —Becaufe we Q. >h . not doubting of fucceft.....

Pharaoh. Honour. to check his prefumption. — Mercy. which was an angel who ftruck off their chariot wheels. but it was then too late. and already deemed the fugitives within his power. he then again ftretched his facred Rod over the waters. left. fo that the Egyptian army and the children of Ifrael came not together. and — A. perceiving the hand of the Lord work forely againft him. occafioning them to drag heavily. for by that time the children of Ifrael had gained the oppofite coaft. was there not ground enough in Egypt for our interment ? But Mofes fpake comfortably to them. gave orders for his troops to difcontinue their purfuit. ftretched his facred rod over the Red Sea. followed them without hefitation. and return by the way they came. and rufli into their primitive channels. which divided the waters that they flood as a wall on each fide. The Almighty fent a further impediment to the enemy. Pharaoh feeing this. fent a miraculous pillar of fire and cloud. overwhelming Pharaoh and all his hoft. Why haft thou brought us into the wildemeft to perifti. when the Almighty. and bade them be of good cheer. when Mofes bade them look back on their long dreaded enemies. the cloud proved darkneft to Pharaoh and his followers. has been deemed favourable to Freeleader. fince which time the wind when blowing due E. and retarded their march.38 Firjl LeSfure. which caufed them to burft their invifible chains. impaflable mountains on the right and and the Egyptian againft their army rapidly advancing in their rear. He then after a fervent prayer to the throne of grace. the children of Ifrael went many days' journey into the wildemeft. the fire gave light to the Ifraelites and fkcilitated their progreft. affording the Ifraelites a paflage through on dry ground. finging pfalms and thankfgivings to their Omnipotent deliverer . murmured and faid. ^What are the diftinguiftiing charadleriftics of a good Q. which caufed a ftrong Eaft wind to blow. Freemafon ? Virtue. or W. At the dawn of day. and fliould thefe be baniflied -^ . which had two wonderful effefts. for on that day they fliould experience the falvation of the Lord. mafonry. for fi-om this time forward they (hould fee them no more . In commemoration of this happy deliverance.

termiReligion embraces Virtue. to love and adore God with an unrivalled and a difinterefted affection. I will thank you to define VIRTUE.Firjl LeSlure. to exercife the defenfive talents with fortitude. and every deviation therefrom has a tendency to vice and mifery. thereby leaving an elegant moral to pofterity. the public with juftice. is fomething which *i^- an ill acftion . ftrength. is that which produces the fame effeifts the lines of acSlion. ere<5led the authority of confcience with alacrity. that is in a due proportion to each other with a calm and diffufive beneficence.. the health. as it is gracefiil and orna. mental to human nature. the latter confiders vice as beneath him. The perfeftion of Virtue is to give reafon its full fcope to obey his defign into execution. Q. road to Honour. Truth. The religious man fears. and Juftice carried by a generous mind beyond thofe mere moral obligations which the laws require or can punifh the violation of. In reading the hiftory of ancient Rome. although drawn from different parts. but being at that time prevented from carrying Q. Every approach to this ftandard is a ftep towards perfection and happinefs. and to acquiefce in the difpenfations of Divine providence with a cheerful refignation. the other as fomething offenfive . True honour.—HONOUR? A. and all of them with prudence.— — he afterwards altered his plan. the true foundation of mutual faith and credit. cife and improvement to reafon. the man of Honour fcoms to do. we find that the A. and beauty of the foul. Conful Marcellus intended to ere(ft a Temple dedicated to Virtue and Honour. Honour. and juft balance of afre(Stion.n's other focieties. the integrity. the private with temperance. —Honour may juftly be defined to be the fpirit and fuper- erogation of Virtue. may they ever be found breaft. as it is ennate in the fame point. joined by the laws of God . It implies the united fenti- ments of Virtue. contiguous to each other.. fo fituated that the only avenue to the Temple of Honour was through that of Virtue. harmony. and two Temples. from all 39 in a M. and the real intercourfe by which the bufineft of life is tranfadled with fafety and pleafure. although a different principle from religion. that Virtue Virtue is the higheft exeris the only dire(3.

>^ . when the vital fluids are condenfed by rancour and revenge. May Virtue. for at the final day of when arraigned at His bar. A. to enliven and invigorate the whole vegetable creation. a true moral reAitude is the uniform rule of his acjtions . if by the warrior. though His juftice may demand the fiat.40 to the Divine Being. and the actions of this mortal life are unveiled to view. we hope and truft His Mercy will avert the doom. fo mercy aiSling on the heart. Honour. impenetrable to the fword. propriety refufe. and a juft praife and when he may with approbation is his due reward. END OF THE SEVENTH SECTION AND FIRST LECTURE.—MERCY.refent. on whofe bench when enthroned it interpofes a fhield of defence in behalf of the vi(ftim. it gives an unceafing frefhnefs to the wreath which fhades his brow. and forgives. CHARGE. And as the vernal fliowers defcend upon the earth. by its exhilarating warmth returns — nature to its fource in purer ftreams. when he may with juftice. literal true man of Honour will not content difcharge of his duties as a man and he raifes and dignifies them to magnanimity . The whole of his condu6l is guided by the nobleft fentiments of his own unvitiated heart . Firft Lecture. and when poftefted by the monarch adds a luftre to every gem that adorns his crown. he gives. ^Mercy is a refined virtue. A himfelf with the citizen. It is the companion of true honour. and Mercy continue to dijlinguijh Free and Accepted Mafons. Q. on which the retribution bed and wifeft of us muft reft our hopes and dependence. It is the peculiar attribute of the Deity. and the ameliorator of juftice.


TRACING BOARD— SECOND PEGREE." p. yd.1b. For Explanation. Sefiions of Seand Leliure. and ^th PerfeEi Ceremomes of Craft Mafonry. fee " The 4. 105. Al) .


I proceed to ask you. we limit or extend our enquiries. a spirit of emulation prevails. while the mental faculties are fully employed. which are devoted to the study of science. the judgment is properly exercised.—SECOND LECTURE. Masonry mysteries . 1^ is a progressive science. which not only extends the same plan but embraces a more diffusive system from this proceeds a rational amusement. -* . human shall excel in Having stated shall now promulgating the valuable principles of the institution. consisting of different Degrees. Bro. and to tracing the goodness and majesty of the Thfoughout the First Degree. and the principles of knowledge are impressed on the mind by sensible and lively images it is therefore the best introduction to the Second Degree. and each vies as to who Creator by minutely analyzing His works. is we attain to a this The Lecture of Degree divided into five sections. this much as introductory to the Second Lecture. S. . greater or lesser degree of perfection. W.^ —— INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS.. and in proportion to our capacities. virtue is depicted in its most beautiful colours. calculated for more gradual advancement in the knowledge of its according to the progress we make. .

^HERE A..... The help of God. .. — By Q.e. In a manner fomewhat fimilar to the former. — On what were you a p. and the — — — — benefit — — of Q. C.. ? A.d.. To a convenient room... —What A. the affiftance of the f. adjoining a F..d-w..— Q.... C. A..d. Q.d ? A..e.t b..e? A.. Q..—The f. — of how many A. etc. By undergoing a previous examination in open L. gain did A.d? A. —The hidden Q..d? — S and J... C.. — Under what denomination In a L.. that in this degree I was not h..s of a....SECOND LECTURE. How were you p...s..s w-....e ? A. but with this difference.t and k. —An 90 degrees. the k.e. are the peculiar obje(fts of refearch in this degree? myfteries of nature and of fcience.e.. I had my l. L.. L. Q. — of Fellow C.e. and being entrufted with a left of merit leading to that degree.r.e for the purpofe of being properly p. Q... Q... Q..t a.. angle of or the fourth part of a circle.- —How got you p.d? A...d. Where were you then c.-d. W. and two F.—The W.. What enabled you to claim admiffion to a F.s..—Whatisaf.. A.M..e Confifting '! were you pafted a Fellow Craft ? F. — How admiffion? you an E. Q.s.

while the mental faculties are fully employed. we attain to a greater or lesser degree of perfection. a spirit of emulation prevails. Thfoughout the First Degree. ^ii INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS. . consisting of different Degrees. Bro. virtue is depicted in its most beautiful colours. and the principles of knowledge are impressed on the mind by sensible and it is therefore the best introduction to the Second lively images Degree. S. and each vies as to who shall excel in promulgating the valuable principles of the institution.^— . I now proceed to ask you. we limit or extend our enquiries. and to tracing the goodness and majesty of the Creator by minutely analyzing His works. W. The Lecture of this Degree is divided into five sections.—SECOND LECTURE. a progressive science. . which not only extends the same plan but embraces a more diffusive system from this proceeds a rational amusement. the judgment is properly exercised. more gradual advancement in the knowledge of its mysteries according to the progress vs^e make. Having shall stated this much as introductory to the Second Lecture. is Masonry calculated for .. which are devoted to the study of human science. -* . and in proportion to our capacities.

d ? A. L.. — How you of an —By Q.e ? the affiftance of the f. A. a in A. p.s w.. ?HERE A. or the fourth part of a circle... I had my benefit of —What enabled you —The help God... and entrufted with a teft of a leading to that c.. Q..... merit Q.t and k.M._Whatisaf. C...e..—The A. C.. S and J..t a.. A. ? —How got you p. — Under what denomination In a L....e. — how many A. of p. with this difference..e.d. gain admiffion ? E...r...t b..d-w.e for the of p..... — Where were you then A... the k. W....d? A. purpofe being properly Q. to claim admiffion to a F.d? adjoining a F. L.. A. — of Fellow C.. A.d.s.. —To convenient room.s. etc..e? An angle of go degrees. and two F.d. l..—The W. C. What are the peculiar objedls of refearch in this degree? The hidden myfteries of nature and of fcience. that in this degree was not h.. In a fimilar to I former. a.— Q...d. and the did A. L. Q.e were you pafted a Fellow Craft? Confifting of ? Q.s f. a Q. — — — ..e.^- SECOND LECTURE..d? —By undergoing previous examination open being degree...e... Q.s. F.. — How were you — manner fomewhat the but Q. — On what were you Q.

.n and communicating the p..s falute the and p.d leading from the firft to the fecond degree. Ds.. ? did the S.. (bowing the f... to inftru(5l me to advance to the pedeftal in I will form.. C. to E.W. — . W. What were the B. ? ^As in it A.] . — thank you (how method prefented to the as a candidate properly to paffed to the degree..n and communicating the t.. I falute the as a M. A. quired of you. how were youdifpofed of? A..e.._ —— ... When delivered over to the S.d. diredled to do ? p. Q. receive ^Which I will A. was about Q. {bowing the f. in willing to take ? many — another 0. C. in the Eaft cafe the different degrees of addrefs —When brought you every A.. —^What were you next — and the — K.. —^What W. That I who had been regularly initiated into Free Mafonry — — was conducted —What was A... — Q. to dire<$l the S.n. W.n then called on to obferve ? A.t {Showing the of the S. Q. required of you for the firft time ? to paft in view before them to fliow that I was a candidate properly prepared to be pafted to the degree of a F.— (See "The Q. 93. — He me be fecond prepared Q.. asfuch.— (See "The how did he Freemafonry are to be kept feparate and [to diftinfl..n.. W.. then order W. _ ->-H 42 Second LeElure. M.n and w. as fe£h." p... A.." p.. to advance to W. C... D. —The due Q..) P.n. how were you difpofed of? twice round the L. 91. to the of advancing from W. M.) before the W. — — Q.. Q. and defired to advance as a M. A. in this degree? P. A.e. C. to advance to the J. and J.s w. to the l. — — benefit of a mafonic thank you for ? .. are you I which gave my aflent. M..1. in the Weft. .. how did he proceed ? — W. g. Q.p W..... Q. —What was —To required of you the fecond time ? the S. M After the recital of this p.r. —To W.n will now be rerefpedls fimilar to the former..r. and J. M. C. After gaining admiffion to the L. M.. A. M..i.. I was conducSled between the S. as a M.

. (See " the fecond part..n. you will feal it with your lips twice on the vol... M... F... proceed to entruft you with the f... &c.) did he then proceed ? He friendly took me by the r.s of this degree. of a F. and in this attitude I took the folemn 0. — (Which Q..) given.t formed in a placed on the vol. I will is given.. 95.... of f.. 43 with my l... —What were you then — on my my r. C.d and faid. informed me.n is of a three-fold nature. difference that in this degree the f. A.. Q.n.d diredled to do ? ..d regular f.. C.n of a F.. and w.. the r. t. was the f. — Q. M.. M.. 96..n of a F.t k. newly A. how did the a pledge of your fidelity... Q.. that.i.i._What is is S. M. etc...l into the h..t h.... C.M.d L..n. After taking the folemn 0. C.. M. C.... Having taken the folemn Ob. C. the S..—The Q..p in Freemafonry. you will therefore advance to me as a M.) ] that .d L. Q.e.n? — — — A..e. emblematical. Q.n..._Your progrefs.t bringing A. I will thank you to (how the firft part of this three- — — — — fold f. while my left arm was fupported within the angle of a f.t f. Rife. of the S.) is that ? for — thank you A. the W. of F. Of what do they confift ? As in the former. addreft you ? 0. F. with this A. Repeat the addreft you then received from the W... .i. — How — M. Which I will thank you for ? K.." p.. A. C.t h..W.s of the degree were communicated. F. {See " The P." [p.w. of A. — (Which Q.. Q. What where you then dire($led to do? Take another (hort pace with my l.. —As W. M..Second Le^ure... and it was in this pofition the f.t h.w as before ...d. Ob..1 r.. Q..—What A... Q. C. f.t f.. — (It is given). The P. F. M.e. and to render this a folemn which might otherwife be confidered but a ferious promife. How did he further addrefs you ? A.. F...... I (hall now A.. — — Q..

Q. Let me add to what has been ftated by the 3.. fought. Repeat the charge you then received from the W.—The P.. C. 102. Repeat the addreft you received from the W.e with which you have been invefted.—At the time when Q. and P.. — — — — — ^- .d? A. A.. with the diftinguifhing b.d.e of a F. C. F. F. &c.r or h. S. —^ Second LeSlure." p. B.. ^To — (Which is given..n. J.. —^What does demand A. — Give me w. that In this I to be equaHy cautious as in the former.—The third part? A. Q. C. — Q. S. of T. (Which is done. E. A. &c. — (Which Q. M. ^The working tpols of a F. M.1. of P. or S.. informed jne was to mark the progreft had made Q. it 44 A.. — — in the fcience. on being invefted ? A. Q. M.. L. points out to you that as a C..) Q.n you are expedled to make the liberal arts and fciences your future ftudy.) this ^A w. M. H. Being intrufted were you invefted ? I was. Mafon.. which are tjie S.) Q..b. I which the S.... ^Where were you then ordered to be placed ? At the S.. Q..-—Which you pleafe... etc. Q. I will l.e... —^When did take its rife ? A. Mafonry being. — degree was taught it allude I A.) — what does my Ob. that the b. (See " The P. With what were you then prefented ? A. "that you may the better be enabled to difcharge your duties as a Mafon..—The Q. to Br.W.e it with you. A. and begin..—Br. part of the L. C. and eftimafe tjie wonderful works of the Almighty.—What is that ? A.. — Communicate the A.fm...W. — — A. Q.e.. — A.—The P. ? is given.

And the P. Alljujt and upright Fellow Craft Freemafons. goodneft emanates.b.e is —Their —The ufes ? to try aflift in buildings. how do we apply thefe tools to our morals ? S..e teaches morality.e condufl. we hope to afcend to thofe immortal manfions whence all equality. and the W..Q. Q.e to try and adjuft uprights while fixing on their proper bafes. the L..b juftneft and uprightneft of life and actions.. A. ^What permiflion did you then receive from the W.. — In this fenfe..... But as we are not all operative M. that on my return to the L.... ..... and upright intentions.. To retire.s. The L..S and prove horizontals. and to — A. Q..1 f. — — END OP THE FIRST SECTION. M. and conftruft rectangular comers of bringing rude matter into due form. Thus by S. L.... or fpeculative. informed me. but Free and Accepted. ? A. M. the S..ltolay L.ns. he would call my attention to an explanation of the Tracing Board.. in order to reftore myfelf to my perfonal comforts.1 and the P. CHARGE.

when the waters fubfided they returned to their former habitations. Q.—A A. is a fuperfice to a folid. Magnitude and Extenfion.—A A. the capital of their country. Q.e was held at Alexandria.. C. Q. Length and breadth with a given thickneft. a line to a fuperfice. or a regular progreflion of fcience from a point to a line. — fcience already meafured. ^Where was Geometry founded as a fcience ? ^At Alexandria in Egypt. ? A. Q. which forms a cube. —What —Geometry the is pafted to the degree of a F. which often terminated in a civil war. caufed grievous difputes among them. They hearing that a F. For the fake of Geometry. M.. A. —The beginning Q. where Euclid prefided. the fifth fcience on which Freemafonry is founded. ^HY were you Geometry? whereby we find out the contents of bodies unmeafured by comparing them with thofe is A. thickneft.'s L. A. inhabitants to retire to the high and mountainous parts of the country. line ? —A —-Length and breadth without a given fuperfice ? folid? —A continuation of the fame. but the floods frequently wafliing away their landmarks. he with the affiftance of his .4-6 Second LeSiure. Q. How came Geometry to be founded at Alexandria ? ^The River Nile annually overflowing its banks caufed the A. a deputation of the inhabitants repaired thither. Q. —What a A. and comprehends a whole. Q. and laid their — — — — — grievance before him . SECOND SECTION. point ? of geometric matter. its proper fubjecfls.

and It with what grand ideas muft fuch knowledge fill our minds. —^Whither A. arranged. Wardens and the rest of the 47 Brethren gathered together the Geometry. how muft we improve. but is better than the prefent. he taught the Egyptians to meafure and afcertain their different diftrifls of land by that means put an end to their quarrels. may rationally account for the return of feafons. and brought them into a regular fyftem. fuch as was pra<5lifed by moft nations in thofe days. conic fedlions. Did you ever travel ? — —My Q. and firft — thank you A. — Geometry.—Due -^ . the I will for the moral advantages of Geo- ? on which the fuperftru(5lure By it we mathematically demonftrate their various revolutions. numberleft worlds are around us. ences. which roll through this vaft expanfe. and . having been improved by time and experience. and other improvements. firft determined man to imitate the Divine plan and ftudy fymmetry and order . and the plans which he laid down. and view with amazing delight the wonderful proBy it we portions which conneft and grace this vaft machine. the architect began to defign. by the ufe of fluxions. By the fcience of Geometry. By it we may difcover the wifdom. and birth to every ufeful art . and the mixed variety of fcenes which each feafon produces to the difcerning eye . Then while fuch objects engage our attention. metry and nobleft of fciences. Q. have produced fome of thofe excellent works which have been the admiration of every age. digefted. and amicably terminated their differfcattered elements of . this gave rife to fociety. and the obfervation of her beautiful proportions. was a furvey of nature. may difcover how the planets move in their different orbits. and are all conduced by the fame unerring laws of nature. Geometry we may curioutly trace nature through her various windings to her moft concealed receives. Q. ancient forefathers did.goodneft of the grand Geometrician of the Univerfe. is the bafis By of Frecmafonry is erecfted. did they travel Eaft and Weft.Second LeElure. power. '? A. all framed by the fame Divine artift.

and all things therein or thereon contained. within juft limits.—Becaufe the Almighty was pleafed to be fix days peri- — — — — — — — — odically in creating the Heavens and the Earth. Q. the light He called day. on the retreat of which. how ought we to magnify and adore His Holy name for His infinite wifdom. Before the Almighty was pleafed to command this vaft whole into exiftence. —When we caufed all nature to be under His immediate care and protection. which He called firmament. Q. Q. The firft inftance of His fupreme power was made manifeft by commanding Light and being pleafed with the operation of His divine goodneft. and refted on the feventh. waters within due limits. He was pleafed to be fix days periodically in commanding it from chaos to perfeflion. ^They did. Q. He gave it His facred approbation and diftinguiflied it by a name. and W. ^There is a beautiful Illuftration of the Grand ArchitecSl's fix periods of — the A. for which I will thank you. E. Q. Second Lecture. in fearch of inftruffion. that things of moment ought to be done with due deliberation. My ancient Brethren did. defigned to keep the waters within the clouds and thofe beneath them The third period was employed in commanding thofe afunder. As they worked I prefume they received wages I A. to impart the knowledge they had gained. Why not on the feventh ? A. and the darkIn order to keep this new framed matter neft He called night. Q.—How foon did they receive them ? Six days or left. of their travel ? A. Did you ever work ? A. goodneft. and creation. formation of this world was of that Omnipotent being who created this beautiful ^- . dry land ap. He employed the fecond period in laying the foundations of the Heavens.^ 48 . A. the work fyftem of the Univerfe. and mercy towards the children of men. and the fpirit of God moved on the face of the waters. What was the obje<3. And as an example to man. darkneft was over the great deep. confider that the. the elements and materials of the Creation lay blended together without form or diftindlion.

flowers. God fpake the word. fuch as giving light to the world before He created the Sun. for days. maturity and perfe<ftion. which He called Earth . whom He intended to make. and for years. and with others for their melodious notes. were created. perceive the wifdom and goodneft of the Almighty made manifeft in all His proceedings. On the fourth period. for feafons. and to impreft man with a reverential awe of His Divine omnipotence. without the aid of natural caufes. On the fame period He caufed the waters to bring forth a variety of fifli. He did not create the beads of the field until he had provided them with fufficient herbage for their fupport. plants. and it was immediately covered with a beautiful carpet of graft. which. and the gathering together of the mighty waters He called Seas. the Sun and the Moon. multiplied and increafed exceedingly- On the fixth period He created the beads of the field.Second LeElure. the other to govern the night. In being delighted with fome for their beautiful plumage and uncommon inftindt. informs us. that man. the one to rule the The facred hiftorian further day. nor did He make man until He had completed the reft of His works and finiflied and furnifhed him a dwelling. with other inhabitants of the deep. On the fifth period He created the birds to fly in the air that man might pleafe both his eyes and ears. to which fucceeded herbs. might contemplate thereon. with everything requifite both for life and pleafure. 49 peared. and caufing the earth to be fruitful without the influence of the Heavenly Bodies. Then ftill more to dignify the works of His hands. defigned as pafture for the brute creation. He created great whales. they coming . by producing what effefls He pleafed. thofe two grand luminaries. The Earth being as yet irregular and uncultivated. after their kind. and trees of all forts in full growth. they were ordained for figns. and juftly admire the majefty and glory of His creator. who came into the world with greater fplendour than any creature that had preceded him. he created man. and And here we may plainly the reptiles that crawl on the earth. Befides the Sun and the Moon the Almighty was pleafed to befpangle the ethereal concave with a multitude of Stars. fhrubs.

May . by no other than a fingle command... thereby intimating to him that integrity and uprightneft {hould ever influence him to adore his Benign . M. and it was done. Let us make man who was accordingly formed out of the duft of the earth. there was a confuhation. with a recftitude of body. on the feventh He rerted from His labours . In this one creature was amafted whatever is excellent in the whole creation. fo lovely fair that what feemed fair in all the world feemed now mean or in her fummed up. to work fix days induftrioufly for the fupport of themfelves and their families. hallowed. ^but at the formation of man. woman under END OF THE SECOND SECTION. and adore Him as their Creator. adorned with what all earth or Heaven could beftow to make her amiable. in her contained.uary and return Him thanks for their prefervation. He therefore blefled. the recolleiiion of the Six Days' Work of the Creator JlimuUtte Fellow Craft F. and endued him with that noble — — inrtincft called reafon. grace was in all her fteps. in every gefture dignity and love. created after the immediate image of God. God fpake the word. the life of plants.50 into exiftence Second LeSlure. to go into His fan(9.s to a£is ofinduflry. God expreftly faid. and man became a living foul. who had fo liberally beftowed upon him the faculty of fpeech. and fancftified the feventh day. On {he came led by her heavenly Maker. and above all the underftanding of Angels. as his laft and beft gift to man then created His forming hands a creature grew rnan-like but different fax.Creator. and all the other bleftings they have fo liberally received at His hands. The Almighty . well-being. the better to contemplate on the works of the creation. the quality or fubftance of an animal being. the breath of life was breathed into his noftrils. On the fixth period God's works being ended. CHARGE. Heaven in her eye. thereby teaching men a ufeful lefton. ftri<ftly commanded them to reft on the feventh. the fenfe of hearts. though unfeen and guided by His voice.

. —What was A. —^What does A... ? I Q.t called ? ? it E.—J denote Q.. Q. attention ? —At A.—To Q.—In h.h this mine to ftand firm for ever. ^HERE A. ^Their ? ^Twelve. S....__What was that on the L.—By building...y. — houfe P height Q. 5 THIRD SECTION..h. P s.—B... Q. hollow it A.t called? ? —^What does denote S on Q. —Two A.. did they get there ? the P.b.. —^What was — seventeen and A. the of thofe s? ^Thirty-five cubits a-half cubits each..b.. — Q. what particularly ftruck their great — Q.. in f..— How did our ancient b. —And what when h God A. ^=~ A. —Diameter A.b..1 ^Second Le£lure. Temple. conjoined with the former ? faid.. for will I e. Q....n's Q..n receive their wages ! In the middle chamber of K.h.... that the R.y or entrance on the fouth fide of the the entrance of which.o.g S. Were they formed or folid ? ^ ^ .... circumference Q— A. ==. — Four.

How were thefe pillars further adorned ? A. — With what were adorned A. for' therein were depofited the conftitutional rolls. —When the work canopy was thrown over them.—That — — — — —Maps the and Globes. work. — How were they enriched? A. ? caft ? In the clayey — mA Q. —With Net work. —^Where were they A. hollow. —Why were they placed the entrance of the Temple Terreftrial did point univerfal. —Of what were they made A. — grounds on ? was the thickneft of the inches. ^With two Spherical Balls.52 Second LeSfure. finifhed ? net or at ? they might ferve as a memorial to the children of ^- ..—H fuperintended the cafting ? ff. outer fhell or the banks of the Jordan. Q.y. — Net work from connexion of Q. —Four a Q. Lily work from its Q. — Q. and how many in a row ? the unity. Q. and Pomegranates note? A. —^What was height A. thofe pillars ? ? Chapiters.. of Celeftial A.— A. A. Hollow. Q. —Molten Q. their cubits each. hand's breadth.— Being formed what rim A. — Five Q. one hundred in a row. — Mafonry Q. Q. What was delineated upon them ? A. and Pomegranates. Lily Lily de- its meflies denotes whiteneft peace. —What do Net work.—With Q. between Succoth and Zeredathah. where King Solomon ordered thofe and all his holy veflels to be caft. work. and Pomegranates from the exuberance of their feed denote plenty. — What they out? A. the better to ferve as Archives to M. —^When were they confidered A. There were two rows of Pomegranates on each Chapiter. Who A. How many rows of Pomegranates were there on each Chapiter. Q. or braft.

is it depi<fi:ed T A.8 G.—The Q.— Q. did he demand of P. this ? P. — (Which denote Q.n ordered them to be placed at to overtake them.y. Whom did they meet to oppofe their eifcent — — — A.... that they had not been called out to partake of the honours of the Ammonitifli againft Jephtha. the entrance of the Temple.) it ] P. iu^ 4< .. . Q.s to Br. ear of to fall of Water.. A.—The Q.. in going to and returning from Divine Worfhip..... A.h dates its origin from the time that an army of Ephraimites ner crofled the River Jordan in a hoftile man. Q. (Which — What does demand — —A word. but the true aim was to partake of the rich fpoils with which. that is given). a» the mod proper and confpicuous fituation. —How C...W. ^The word S. done.! >^- Second LeSlure.. A. the Gileaditifli renowned war.n near a —By an thank you whence Q. W. but then broke out into open violence. it I will to ftate dates its origin..... — Give me A. where did they arrive ? At the foot of the winding ftaircafe.. ous and turbulent people.d. —What A. Q. in confequence of that war. Jephtha and his army were The Ephraimites were always confidered a clamorthen laden.. h.p them ? and P.d leading from the firft to the ^ —Communicate the T.y. for the children of Ifrael to have the happy deliverance of their forefathers continually before their eyes. ancient J.. Q. the cloud proved darkneft to Pharaoh and his followers when they attempted K.. Ifrael 53 of the miraculous pillar of fire and cloud which had two wonderful efTevfts. — — is fecond degree. the fire gave light to the Ifraelites during their efcape from their Egyptian bondage... A. ^After our ancient B.S w.g S. —What does A. and after many fevere taunts to the Gileadites in general.. general the reafon they affigned for this unfriendly vifit was.n had entered the P.

. a teft w. which led to the middle Chamber of the Temple. but if he faid nay. C.. and fecure himfelf from a like moleftation in future.g S...t.uliar to their dialeft could not pronounce properly. END OF THE THIRD SECTION.o.o...o.h was then a teft w. giving ftridl orders to his guards. and to render his victory decifive. forty and two thoufand Ephraimites. Plenty. and on the banks of the Jordan. he fliould be immediately flain .... And as S. to prevent any unqualified perfon from afcending the winding ftaircafe.. had recourfe to rigorous ones . May Peace. or prevaricated... wrhich they through a defect in alpiration pec..n afterwards caufed it to be adopted in a F. C.h...dS. which was to pronounce the w.^i- 54 Second LeBure..S. Jephtha on his part tried all lenient means to appeafe them.. and F...d was to be put to him. CHARGE.. threatened in particular to deftroy their vidlorious commander and his houfe with fire. K. F. but finding thefe ineffeflual. defeated and put them to flight.. Unanimity ever continue to dijtinguijh ^- . and Scripture informs us that there fell on that day in the field of battle.. that if a fugitive came that way owning himfelf an Ephraimite. he therefore drew out his army. he fent detachments of his army to fecure the paflages of the River Jordan. which flight variation difcovered their country and coil them their lives. gave the Ephraimites battle.d to diftinguifh a friend from foe. M... over which he knew the infurgents muft of neceffity attempt to go in order to regain their native country. but called it S. L.

ff..n's Temple. A.. our ancient B._Why five ? A.h. Why do three r..._Why — R. Q.. Q...g ofT.e. A.e.. namely..M.o. Q. Ionic... ^vyhere did they then P.. A.S. —Who the —The W. —Why do H.. .. — Why feven or more ? — Malie Q....—P. feven. A.. or more. Who — Two of I... Q... Corinthian..d a L.d The W.S? Q..M. J.d a A..m K...e ? his two W..gS.e..S added to the former five. — —Three..n had given thofe convincing proofs to the A.. and —Who the are are it perfe6l. and H. ..Second LeElure. what did he fay to them? A. I will thank you for the rife Q. — S.. a L. Doric. and Compofite. Confifting of how many S. the Tufcan. of the orders % Q. Cs.g A..m five h. Q...... 55 FOURTH ^FTER * SFXTION.e ? Becaufe there were but three Grand Mafters who preA. his two Ws. Q.e? In allufion to the five noble orders in Architecflure.. are the feven or more that make it perfefl ? E. three that r...e a L. L.. fided at the building of K. S.1... three? L.S? five... namely.. A.ea A...e ? five that h. -Up the winding ftaircafe..— H. A.. Q..S... In the hiftory of ^ man. Q.. A. there is nothing more remarkable ^ .... W.e a L.n K... and two F.

the Orders of Architeflure mark their growth and progreft. and the Grand Geometrician of the Univerfe. kept the fides firm. defence. thus in time obfervation affifling that natural fagacity inherent even in uncultivated minds. perhaps no more than a number of trees leaning together at the top. inftrudled them to build houfes for their eafe. . mutually afraid of and offending each other. dreary arid comfortleft were thofe days when Mafonry had not laid her line. leaves. In this early period we may fuppofe each defirous to render his own habitation more convenient than his neighbour's by improving on what had already been done . Yet rough and inelegant as thefe buildings were. pitying their forlorn fituation. hid themfelves in thickets of the woods. and the flrudlure fimple and rude . and to build others more fpacious and convenient of the fquare form. filling the interfaces between them with branches clofely woven and covered with horizontal beams were then placed upon the upright clay trunks. than that Mafonry and civilization like twin fifters have gone hand in hand. that . nor extended her compafs the race of mankind. In thofe poor recefles and gloomy folitudes Mafonry found them. in the form of a cone. and likewife ferved to fupport the roof or covering of the building compofed of joifls on which were laid feveral beds of reeds. interwoven with twigs. in full pofleffion of wild and favage liberty.56 Second Lecture. led them to confider the inconveniences of the round sort of habitations. It is eafy to conceive that in the early ftate of fociety genius had expanded but little . . and plaftered with mud to exclude the air and complete the work. which being flrongly joined at the angles. thus by degrees mankind improved in the art of building. and the roughefl manners by communion and intercourfe . and comfort. ^' . and invented methods to make their huts lafting and handfome as well as convenient they took oflFthe bark and other unevennef^es from the trunks of the this falutary effe(3. or dens and caverns of the earth. Dark. the firft efforts were fmall. they had by aggregating mankind together they led the way to new improvements in arts and civilization for the hardefl bodies will polifh by collifion. and clay. by placing trunks of trees perpendicularly in the ground to form the fides.

although at first fimple and rude.ure took their rife. capital. account of its plainneft the bafe. they imitated the had introduced into the primitive huts. The Tufcan Order is the ftrongeft and moft fimple. Of the Orders: ^Three are of Grecian origin. for being on account of its flatneft unfit to throw off the rains that fell during the winter feafons. that each was by way of eminence denominated an Order. and are called Grecian Orders they are diftinguiftied by the names of the Doric. the fpaces between the ends of the joifts were clofed with clay or fome other fubftance. and entablature have but few mouldings. Ionic. cut in the manner of triglyphs the form of the roof was liliewife altered. yet there is a peculiar beauty in its fimplicity which adds to its value. . and adapted by the inhabitants of Tufcany. and covered each of them with a flat ftone or tile to keep off the rain . . which. this Order is no other than the Doric more fimplified or deprived of its ornaments to fuit certain purpofes. giving it the form of a gable roof by placing rafters on the joifts to fupport the clay and other materials that compofed the covering. and men began to erecft folid and ftately edifices of ftone. they raifed it in the middle. for when buildings of wood were fet afide. parts which neceffity — . From thefe fimple forms the orders of archite(n. and the ends of the joifts covered with boards. and renders it fit to be ufed in ftruflures where the rich and more delicate Orders The Doric is the firft of the might be deemed fuperfluous. who were a colony of the Dorians. and adapted them in their Temples. The other two are of Italian origin. ^ Second LeEture.. raifed them above the earth and humidity on ftones. and Corinthian they exhibit three diftinifl chara(£lers of compofition fuggefted by the diverfity of form in the human frame. whence it has been compared to a fturdy labourer drefted in homely apparel . and are they are diftinguiftied by the names of called Roman Orders the Tufcan and Compofite. were in courfe of time and by the ingenuity of fucceeding archite(Sts wrought and improved to fuch a degree of perfedlion on different models. and no other ornaments. +(— . trees that ^ 57 formed the fides. . and is placed firft in the lift of the five Orders of Architecflure on its column is feven diameters high.

every ingenious fcience. the famous Temple of Diana. its column. Grecian Orders.q^ >h 58 Second LeSlure. was compofed of this Order. which This order is chiefly ufed in ftately and fuftain the abacus. which gave rife to the Corinthian. Calimachus took the hint of the capital of fuperb ftru(ftures. Then it was that Mafonry put on her richeft robes and decked herfelf OHt in her moft gorgeous apparel. its capital ter-piece of art. Being the moft ancient of all the Orders it retains more of the primitive hut ftyle in its form than any of the reft . which reprefents a ftrong robuft man. as a contraft to that of the Doric. that . and is principally ufed in warlike ftru(Sures where ftrength and a noble fimplicity are required. which is deemed the richeft of the Orders and mafIts column is ten diameters high. it therefore fucceeds beft in the regularity — its proportions. the triglyphs in the frieze reprefent the ends of the joifts. its capital is adorned with Hiftory informs us that volutes. is adorned with two rows of leaves and eight volutes. being formed after the model of a mufcular delicate ornaments are contrary to its chafall grown man rafteriftic folidity . and exalt mankind. although admirably calculated for ftrength and convenience. every liberal art. that could civilize.' a new capital was invented at Corinth by Calimachus. both elegance and ingenuity are difplayed in the invention of this column . and its cornice by mutules. drefted in her hair. their buildings. both grand and noble. it has no ornaments except mouldings on either bafe or capital. its frieze is diftinguiflied by triglyphs and metopes. agreeable to the modern proportions. refine. wanted fomething in grace and elegance which of a continual obfervation of the fofter fex fupplied. At this era. is eight diameters high. of an elegant ftiape. at Ephefus (which was upwards of two hundred years in building). This gave rife to the Ionic Order. Thus the human genius began to bud. for the eye is charmed with fymmetry muft be confcious of woman's elegance and beauty. it is formed after the model of a beautiful woman. and is placed fecond in the lift of the five Orders of Architecfture . its column is nine diameters high. and its cornice has dentals. and the mutules in the The compofition of this Order is cornice reprefent the rafters. the leaf and flower ripening to perfedWon producing the faireft and fineft fruits.

beautifying and adorning them with MUSIC. To die feven liberal arts and fciences. Accitomb of a young lady. they met an obftruiflion and bent downwards . where ftrength. Geometry. and placed over an Acanthus root. HOPE. FAITH. as the leaves grew up they encompafled the bafket. and the volutes of the Ionic.Second LeSlure. cording to the idiom or dialeft of any particular kingdom or people. till arriving at the tile. Mafonry held forth her torch and illumined the whole circle of arts and fciences. elegance. this order 59 from the following remarkable circumftance.n was feven years and upwards in A. Grammar. Q. while the curious hand defigned the furniture and tapeftry. ^They have a further allufion ? A.the This Order. completing. he perceived a baflcet of toys which had been left there by her nurse. its capital is adorned with the two rows of leaves of the Corinthian. and the Yet not content with this utmoft volutes the bending leaves.g S. and has the quarter round of the Tufcan and Doric Orders. Q. and the ftriA rules of literature. HONOUR.. produiftion of her own powers. JUSTICE. — — building. ELOQUENCE. Mufic. ? Q. ^Why do feven or more make it perfect ? Becaufe K. POETRY. relief. agreeable to reafon. Logic. PRUDENCE. its column is ten diameters high.. viz. and is that excellency of pronunciation which enables us to write or fpeak a language with accuracy and propriety. Painting and Sculpture ftrained every nerve to decorate the buildings fair fcience had raifed..is chiefly ufed in ftru<ftures fimple modillions.—I will thank you to define Grammar teaches the proper arrangement of words acA. and dedicating the T. Arithmetic. — — — : GRAMMAR >h . Rhetoric. TEMPERANCE. and beauty are difplayed . covered with a tile. the vafe of the capital he made to reprefent the bsifket.. VIRTUE.e at Jerufalem to God's fervice. and Aftronomy. this gave rife to the Compofite Order. CHARITY.. MERCY. and many other Mafonic emblems. Calimachus ftruck with the objedl. authority. FORTITUDE. fo named from being compofed of parts of the other Orders . but none (hone with greater fplendour than brotherly love.. fet about imitating the figure. and truth. and its cornice has dentils or dentally paffing. the abacus the tile.

judging. Q. whether it be to inftruft. — ^Arithmetic treats of the powers and properties of number.—MUSIC? A. admonifti. length and breadth. and mixed founds this art by a feries : —Mufic teaches ^ —_ ^ . — Q. and fpecify the divifions of empires. to calculate and fix the duration of times. Logic teaches us to guide our reafon difcretionally in the general knowledge of things. and length. figures. — Q.' Geometry treats of the powers and properties of magnitude in general. and eftimate his defigns. fo as to make a harmdny. and difpofing. not merely with propriety alone. as well for the inftrufiion of others. wifely contriving to captivate the hearer by ftrength of argument and beauty of expreffion. deduce. till the point in queilion is finally determined. as our own improvement . and provinces. And by it the Aftronomer is enabled to make his obfervations. where length. but with all the advantages offeree and elegance. reafoning. Q. and conclude. in it are employed the faculties of conceiving. by a proportionate and mathematical arrangement of acute. the Architect is enabled to execute his plans. the Engineer to mark out ground for encampments. tables. or granted . admitted. the Geographer to give the dimenfions of the world. and to diredl our inquiries after truth. By this fcience.6o Second LeEture. in fine.—GEOMETRY ? A. all of which are naturally led on from one gradation to another. it confifts in a regular train of argument. the General to arrange his foldiers. feafons. thank you to define RHETORIC? teaches us to fpeak copioufly and fluently on any fubjeft. exhort. breadth and thickneft are confidered.—ARITHMETIC ? A. and is varioufly effedled by letters. delightful the art of forming concords. and inftru- ments. Geometry is the foundation and root of the mathematics. years. and cycles. grave.—LOGIC ? A. whence we infer. to delineate the extent of feas. according to certain premifes laid down. A. kingdoms.—I —Rhetoric will Q. or applaud. By this art reafons and demonftrations are given for finding any certain number whofe relation or affinity to another number is already difcovered.

meafure the diftances. Strength. CHARGE. to read the Wifdom. znA enables us to find out a due proportion between them by numbers. It inquires into the nature of concords and difcords. and is never employed to fuch advantage as in the praife of the Grand Geometrician of the Univerfe. by it we learn the ufe of the Globes. comprehend the magnitudes. the fyftem of the World. we may obferve the motions. we may perceive unparalleled inftances of wifdom and goodneft. and Beauty of the Almighty Creator in thofe facred pages. : — ** END OF THE FOUHTH SECTION. . and calculate the periods and Eclipfes of the Heavenly Bodies. Q. and the primary laws of Nature.1 Second Leliure.—ASTRONOMY? Aftronomy is that Divine art by which we are taught A. 6 of experiments is reduced to a demonftrative fcience. May the ftudy of the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences ever render us fufceptible of the benignity of a Supreme Being. and on every hand may trace the Glorious Author by His works. with refpedl to tones and the intervals of founds. the Celeftial hemifphere alEfled by Aftronomy. and while we are employed in the ftudy of this fcience.

it t.. a circumftance particularly marked by Mafons. where did they arrive ? A. —^Without Q.n divided the various artificers into three claftes. At the door of the middle chamber of the — —How they door —Open. Into A. T.. and without diffidence. —^What they — wages... —How they them A. there to receive ? ^Their did receive ? fcruple or diffidence. but properly —By whom was —The S. |HEN our ancient B..n After ancient brethren ? of a F. A.. A.n.»Jh :— 62 ^ y^ Second Le£iure. Q.... —Why manner — Q. — — >h- .. go A.. FIFTH SECTION. A.C. knowing they were juftly entitled to them. thofe convincing proofs what did he say to them ? did paft ? in this peculiar ? ^Without fcruple. Before I proceed further in this Ledlure.W. A. as it is from the —Where they then — the middle Chamber Q. — they had given him Q. Q..d? ancient did S.n had gained the fummit of the W. from the great reliance they placed in the integrity of their employers in thofe days.gS... —What he demand of our A.—Paft J. did of the T. I wifli to know into how many claftes the workmen were divided ? K.—The and W. did find that Temple. t. Q.n..d.. ? * A. ftaircafe. Q..d Q.. Q.

Rulers or general dire(5lors. the people...g drawn? S. means there to enfure promotion to merit.n's what was their attention particularly .. Overfeers or comforters of A. who by his zeal and fidelity arrived at the higheft honours. How long were they employed ? A. and a vaft concourfe of fpedlators from the furrounding nations. hundred Overfeers. Q. A..n. Name the numbers in each daft ? There were three hundred Rulers. three thoufand three A. and over each Lodge a (killed Craftfman prefided. — — — — Q. as the Temple was begun in the fourth year of the reign of K. In the following year it was dedicated to God in the prefence of the twelve tribes of Ifrael. on the fecond day of the fecond month. to acknowledge the goodneft and difplay the glory of the Creator. Bn. A. befides being fymbolical.-. The Rulers and Overfeers were all {killed Craftfmen. plans of that ftruflure 63 monarch we deduce in the carrying on of this magnificent the origin of our prefent fyftem of gov- ernment. confifting of feven E.—Why this divifion ? A. Crafts. was the Q. feventy thoufand others employed as men of burden and hewers of flone. Q. and eighty thoufand Crafts. —When our A. with all the fplendour and magnificence which human ingenuity could devife. and prevent confufion in the work. to in the middle Chamber of K. Name the claftes.Second LeSlure. or men of fcience. fo that the total number of men employed in the building was one hundred and fifty-three thoufand fix hundred. —Were any —There were others employed ? a fkilled craftfman. and Crafts or executors of the work..g S. Q. and the prayer ufed on that folemn occafion is ftill extant in the facred — — records. Seven years and fix months. and ended in the eleventh yem of his reign. under the conducft of Adonhiram. —Becaufe beft this triple divifion.. preferve due fubordination. they were formed into companies or Lodges.. For the purpofe of dividing the various employments of the people. Q.. were Temple..S and five F..

GRAND M. C. depicted in a F.. To certain Hebrew char9<fters. denote ? A. Second Lelfure.e by the Q.. The Grand Geometrician of the Univerfe. and whom we ought humbly to obey. CHARGE. to whom we muft all fubmit. END OF THE FIFTH SECTION AND SECOND LECTURE. What does that letter G. .f4 64 A. God.W. THE M. L. — — letter G.


^l'- of Third LeBure. 142. For Explanation. fee " The Perfell Ceremonies of Craft yd SeBiott Mafonry" p. .TRACING BOARD—THIRD DEGREE.


as in a bond of fraternal affection and brotherly love it points to the darkness of death and to the obscurity of the grave as the forerunner of a more brilliant light. which science. Brethren. we are admitted to participate in the mysteries of and to trace the goodness and majesty of the Creator. and assiduity. we we owe to God. which none but ingenious and expert Masons can supply. and it is from them we derive that fund of information. and throughout the whole we are taught to circumscribe our conduct within the limits of the boundary line of our duty to God and man. and his officers.-y^ INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS. The Third Lecture. S. divested of those duties and ceremonies which appertain to the Installation of the W. patience. receives a reward which amply compensates for all his attention and assiduity. But the Third Degree is the cement of the whole. From the Brethren of this Degree the rulers of the Craft are selected. we shall convince the world that the principles of Masonry are pure and its requirements just.—THIRD LECTURE. . our neighbour. Bro. Having premised this much by way of introduction to the Third Lecture. whose judgments have been matured by years and experience. every Degree of Masonry are taught the duties is progressive and cannot be attained but by time. and by practising out of the Lodge that which we are taught in it.. and ourselves. but it is an infallible truth. In the First Degree. In the Second. I shall now proceed to enquire of you.M. this i* -2- . as it is only from those who are capable of giving instruction that we can expect properly to receive it. Among the Brethren of this Degree the ancient landmarks of the Order are preserved. is divided into three sections. human shall follow at the resurrection of the just. that he who gains by merit those marks of pre-eminence and distinction which the Degree affords. by minutely analyzing His works. To a perfect knowledge of Degree few attain. it is calculated to iind men together by mystic points of fellowship. W.

.d? I — — — a... ^Where were you then c.. b...e'i i.s.m p.—By thek.. raifed to the fublime JHERE were you L...d? A.. h. degree of a Matter Mafon I In a L..d..e of M.. Confifting of how many ? A Three.. Under what denomination ? A. How got you raifed? A..p.p-f...p. F..s f..d? ' ^ I ^ : ^ .. Ms.. Mafons.p. To a convenient room adjoining a M... to admiffion into a aid M.. Q.d... —^What enabled you A..e benefit p. THIRD LECTURE..... did -you gain a.... L. Ki.s.. and G. — On what were you a.....d.—The W. ..sofa C....^- ..s... — How A. — How were you both and both A. and his two Ws..d. M.S made b...e. Q.n Q. By undergoing a previous examination in open L... the united ? of the f. A. —The help of of a and the m. Q. Ms. Q.e...e for the purpofe of being p. U.s w. Q. — — — — — Q..d.and being entrufted with a teft of merit leading to that degree.... — had both and both claim Q. Q.

.s w...^ directed to receive the benefit for.d It is..h. —^Am then of degree? A. fhowing the f.—To falute the W. {See P. Q.. Q. M. — Q. into L.66 A.g l. C.... —What was you the time c." Q... p.—Almighty.e..n. — After having given thofe convincing proofs to the S.... C. W.. who had been regularly initiated into Freemafonry..... M.k.. W... difpofed of? the Ds.d..n and w. does A.m.s to my b.Q. as fuch.s of its thing different in I jedl the L.. required of firft ? A. ^What was required of you the fecond time ? To falute the W. how did he proceed -^ .. Q...d of that degree. as fuch.n then called upon to obferve? A. M..p. W.h is the peculiar fub- the t.. —What were you next do — and of a Mafonic Q.- etc. and pafTed to the degree of a F. ^What was required of you the third time ? A... to the l.d thereto belonging..r c.s allude? the d. ^That I..t in the E..... all d. and communicating the p....s g. — — what was Q.r.. advance to the A. ] W..' ^To that d... —^When admitted how were you A... W. Third LeSlure. ? direfled to K.. Q. After the recital of this p.e as a F.) difpofed of? — — — — — S..W...s of d..W.k. C.s fave a g. C.n. M...d three I p. indeed.k.1 A.. Q..—To Q. did obferve any its ufual did.n. as a F. M..s. advance to the J. C... and J.tof the S.. was about to pais in view before them.. and communicatingthe t... fhowing the f. as fuch...e. ^What were the B. advance to the S. I will A. the p..n. 1 15. and communicating the t.... to fhow that I was a candidate properly prepared to be raifed to the fublime degree of a M..d leading from the fecond to the third degree. fhowing the f...p and p.... as a F.. — was conduced between advance and C.n and w.—To falute the W.. —^Which thank you " The A. I to underftand that d.t. I into the L. as a M.. — how were you — was times round Q. and J.. —On both the extended —On being admitted the you form from charaAer? A.

you will feal your lips thrice on the V... as a candidate properly prepared to be raifed to the third degree. Repeat the exhortation you then received from the W.s. C.. {See "The P.. fo long as you fhall live.) A. and place both h. He prefented me to the W.) W... to E.t h... [which I anfwered in the affirmative. (See ? "The P. addreftyou? of your fidelity. —From your Q. A. C. brought before the ? 1 18.] Q. C. M.. — A.. Q. etc.iChird Le£iure.t and go to the W. C. M. etc.? A... M. and in this attitude I took the S. of a M.d and faid. with Let me once more." — — — p. in the prefence. C. Q. courfe ? to leave the E. After taking the folemn Ob. to inftrudl the candidate A. of a M.—(Sfe " The Q.e of the S.. A. B.." p..—I. M.) —Having Q.) in the Eaft W. M.. M...t. whence come you A.. Q... how did he addrefs you A. M.. Q.W. I will thank you to fliow the method of advancing from — — — — W. 118. to advance to the pedeftal in due form." p ...121 . —^What inducement have you entered into etc. C. M.. 67 A.1 on both k. M. in this degree. M. Q.'s anfwer I Br. ^Which I will thank you for. C. M.d L. Q. A.e of A. P. newly Ob.s on the V.t.—To Q..W..123.. you will diredl the Ds." p. O. 1 18). How did the Mafter then proceed ? He friendly took me by the r. the S... ^What were you then required to do ? K.t? . etc. S. —^When P. ^Whither directing the W. M.... — A. M. Rife.—It is but fair. {See " The P. C. C. —As a pledge Q.. —How — — — — did he further addrefs you ? M. W." the E.. The W. A.. —As a M.d L. C.. (See " The P. M.. how did the and to render this binding it as a folemn Ob.

. — feek which was —What which was — genuine M. ... M... p. Q..—Let me now.p — — received addreft Mafter. by the E. p.p.. C's. you will therefore advance to me as a F... Ms.M. P.h? A... —How you reward you have A. on the ground in this degree of F.. H. C. then " The A.. —Were you and on what? of A. — From a Q.s of this degree . C. 129. which proved a f.— Ws. C. — thank you inform me how our M." p. H..s to f. etc. A. M. is that loft ? A. C.68 A. on Sub. Dg. {See " The P. etc. Q. Q.p. — the untimely our M. M.? A. addrefs the Lodge ? A. M. —How came they A. are raifed thus that all figurative d. to try the F. g." p. the ? (See etc..h re-union the to their toils.. how did the W.. Q. (See P. M...) further addrefs did the ? better the attention I paid to this exhortation and Charge." Q. ^To Third LeSIure. C. r. A.... C.w.) A. — was. to endeavour to raife the reprefentative of our M.. — help of God. Q.. C.t fliort p.. — cannot like wife. C.h of I will to hisd.) Q. firft It i« — Q.e with my bringing my . Br.y. 129. 1 3 1 .p which proved a f. of a M.—What did he next order ? A.. C. — with former companions of a Q.. than by entrufting you with the f... A. W... from a A.—Fifteen. for that loft. as an E. g. H. Q. 126.... and and C. —From what what were you a A.. A. raifed to the ^The the united aid of the S.—The brethren will.t f. — How W. Q —^What enabled you be M. ^The J. came by Q.s of a loft ? d." W.) raifed I the five p. ^What did he then order ? lay extended —^When you etc. did the addrefs his principal Officers ? having. —Repeat the you then from the M. (See « The P. M.d ? to fuperficial flat to lively perpendicular. — Repeat charge « The A. M... M. ^I^- —What he next — another did ^Take dire6l you to do ? l.p. W. ^The S. ^The ^By f.. Q.

n. Of what do thofe f. I was. M... not fail of being generally and feverely felt .13S-) muft add to had made in the fcience.. and w. r. you received from the W.t h.. w.s... (See " The P.. t. ? — A lofs fo important as that of the principal archite<Sl could A. A.s (hould be forther explained. C... what effeifthad that melancholy event on the Ct...." Q.. M. forts... ^After what permillion did you receive ? END OF THE FIRST SECTION.8. C... M.. which the S. —Repeat the progreft I fiddreft A.. etc. W..n. We left off at that part of our traditional hiftory which mentioned the d. the want of thofe plans and defigns. with the diftinguilhed b. Q- |N your return to the L. and —Of — being entmfted... May the fragrance of Virtue like a fprig of Acacia bloom over the grave of every deceafed Br.. in to reftore myfelf to my perfonal comand he informed me that on my return into the L.. informed me was to mark the fiirther — Q. what has.—I P.. and it was in this pofition the of the degree were communicated.l into 69 t. thofe f.p in Freemafonry.d f.H.Third LeSlure..e of a M.w as before... —To A.. order A. Q.. SECOND SECTION..h of our M.e were you invefted? A. Q..— the h.. CHARGE.e. which had hitherto been regularly fupplied — ^ . M.s confift ? a t.. from the W.. f..s retire. that he informed me was the regular f..s.

. H... Q.s and departed from the three entrances of the Temple .. He immediately ordered a general mufter of the workmen throughout the different departments.to the different claftes of the that fchin workmen.—A ftated day having been appointed for their return to Jerufalem. one claft returned without having made any difcovery of importance. which to his furprife came eafily out of the ground . they covered it again with all refpecSl he ... Was a fecond more fortunate ? They were.m.... he therefore hailed his companions.—How did K...n take? A. — — . he found that the earth had been recently difturbed..g S. having fuffered the greatefl privations and perforial fatigues. the Overfeers. down to the time of withdrawing themfelves from the number of the confpirators. one of the brethren refled himfelf in a reclining poflure. and with their united endeavours re-opened the ground. Cs. — - — — — fele<?ted fifteen trufty F. What did he next order ? His fears being awakened for the fafety o( the chief artiftj A. many days were fpent in fruitleft fearch indeed.h in the attempt to extort from him the f.... and to affifl his rifing caught hold of a fprig that grew near.y of our M. if he were yet alive. L.'the Menator Prefecfls.g S. or more familiarly fpeaking. they formed themfelves into three F...Mafter. Cs. Q.m indecently interred .. for on the evening of a certain day after A. H.s of his exalted degree. when three of the fame claft of overfeers were not to be found % on the fame day.. or had fuffered d.. on a clofer examination. deputed fome of the moft eminent of their number to acquaint K. and ordered them to make diligent fearch after the perfon of our M. when they found the b..n proceed on hearing this report? A. was the firft indication fome heavy calamity had befallen our.f. the twelve craftfmen who had originally joined in the confpiracy came before the King and made a voluntary confeffion of all they knew. What ineafures did thofe C...o.. and to exprefs their apprehenfions that to fome fatal cataftrophe muft be attributed his fudden and myfterious difappearance..n with the utter confufion into which the abfence of H...m had plunged them. Q.. Q..

.p.n proceed on hearing this melan- They then haftened M.. throughout the univerfe..o. which proved a f.g S.. while others more animated exa fimilar import..n.'s which proved a f... t. or w.g S...e.. they then tried ..... a zealous and expert Br. loft careful in obferving he therefore charged them to be particularly whatever cafual f . one of the A. Q.d fmote their own in fympathy with his ftifferings. as ftruck with fight. brethren looking round.... and at the head of the impart the .. C. one figor claimed .. ftuck a fprig of acacia g.r at the dreadful and afflicting ation. the other the builder is f. did K..n... When thofe C.. at the fame time informing them that by his untimely d ..t.. and were meditating their return to Jerufalem..s.S of nearly nifying the d..p......e. all M... faw fome of his companions in this fituh. took a more firm hold of the ilnews of the hand.. a.w.s... and reverence..n had reported their proceedings to K. ^When the firft emotions of his grief had fubfided. Q..e p. A. t.Ms.. were occur whilft merit. they heard founds On entering the cave to afcerof deep lamentation and regret.ds might paying this laft fad tribute of refpedl to departed . tain the caufe.s ftiould defignate A..f.r. what did he order? That thofe cafual f..M.. whilft others viewing the ghaftly w. y 7 to diftinguifli the fpot.p likewife their attempts... and with their ailiftance raifed him on the f......n. when J..n..h the f ........ Q. they found three men anfwering the defcription of — — — ^H • — ' -^ "^ .. ^They did.p. — — ^Did they perform that tafl< ? him by the E.. he ordered them to return and raife our M. W.. H.o.s of a —How — afflicting intelligence to to Jerufalem to K..s of f..1 f< __ Third LeElure. having both failed in the F.n.d ftill vifible on his Two of f. accidentally pafling the mouth of a cavern.. till time or circumftances fliould reftore the genuine ones. for on re-opening the ground.h of the builder. and endeavoured to raife g..g S. the brethren then defcended the g. What became of the third claft ? ^They had purfued their refearches in the direction of A. choly report ] A..... Q..m to fuch a fepulture as became his rank and exalted talents . and w.

—Becaufe unclean.s and G. .. as emblems of their innocence. ^Where was ourM. Q. three feet W.. CHARGE. ing who on being charged with the murder. —^Why not A. and findchance of efcape cut off. perpendicular.. H. And now lies buried none know wherf. As near to the Sancftum Sandlorum as the Ifraelitifh law would permit there in a grave. —^Who were ordered —The fame to attend the funeral ? fifteen trufly F.... A. They were then bound and led to Jerufalem. Bvt we.m ordered to be re-interred? A. where K. END OF THE SECOND SECTION..thofe mifting-. C. for by the Ifraelitifh law all flefh was deemed Q...n fentenced them to that death the heinoufnef^ of their crimes all fo amply merited...g S....S. fi-om the centre three feet E. made a full confeftion of their guilt. and S. not even the High Prieft but once a year. Q.s clothed in white A. Mafons are. three feet between N. To him who did the Temple rear.e. and five feet or more — — . in the San(5lum Sanflorum ? nothing common or unclean was fufFered to enter there. nor then until after many wafhings and purifications againft the great day of expiation of fins. who M. And lived and died within the S..

. 73 THIRD SECTION... and pray fervently that the Almighty.—T.1 C. of the word ? p.—W.e to K.d leading from the fecond to the etc.. would be pleafed to beftow peace and tranquillity on the Ifraelitifli nation during the enfuing year...d over B.t.. pofture of my daily fupplications fliall remind me of your to h.—H. K.. I will I greet you as a Br. K.e. Their fituations? A....._WhatwasT.d... and S.'Third Le£iure. B. A.t.. Q. to five p...ly Q.lC...e to k.. —The import A... the fupport you in all your lawful undertakings.s of f. the p..d..—The A.... — H. —To burn —Name ^The High Prieft's office ? incenfe to the honour and glory of the Moft High. g|AME the ffl \ Ornaments of aM. briefly ? ... and the S. — — Q. — Q..d Q.s.... Q.e pavement for the High Prieft to walk on.p'? H.t. F.e pavement.....w.k.t to f. through His unbounded wifdom and goodnef^.. —Name the A.t to F.d B.... ^The Porch is the entrance to the Sancftum SanJlorum...t to F...e I ^•'^ '^^^ Porch. ? third degree ? A. firft Q. Dormer. —Explain them A. the Dormer the window that gives light to the fame....'s L..e.... M. artificer in metals. and H. Q.......f.s w...

when the neceffities of a Br...t. when entrufted to us as fuch. 144).... indolence fliould not caufe our feet to halt.s. danger. Q. C. Q. but for the affiftance of his generation.s.—The S.. a brother's welfare we fliould remember as our own. M. Thus.t.. particularly a Br. a as fuch. fo moft afturedly will the breathings of a fervent and contrite heart reach the dominions of blift... C.d over b.. among Mafons is fomething more than a name.. B..1. for as the voices of babes and fucklings are heard at the throne of grace.k.k.d to h. for to betray the truft . when we offer up our ejaculations to the Moft High.p.w.. nor knowingly fuffer it to be done by others.74 wants. A. nor wrath turn our fteps afide. aid. I will when entrufted to me own. Mafon....s of f.e. Q.... but forgetting every felfifli confideration.t. a brother's charaiSler we fliould fupport abfent or prefent ..d.. brethren. andC. call for our aid.t is an. to render the affiftance that may fave him from finking. which will fufficiently ferve to diftinguifli us from thofe who are ftrangers to our that the Mafonic order. ? ^The S.. H. P. and remembering that man was not born for his own enjoyment alone.. K. lurking in darkneft.. And h. our prayers being reciprocally required for each other's welfere. we fliould which one brother repofes in another. ftabs his adverfary to the heart when unarmed and in all probability leaft fufpicious of keep as our own.d over b.... Name the working tools of a M. knowing him to be worthy... Explain them at length.. M.e to k.—Their ufes? A... that not being detrimental to ourfelves or our connections. — — q^ . and execute benevolence to a fellow-creature. we fliould not be backward in ftretching forth the hand.. a Br's lawful fecrets.t to f.t. B. F.t to b....: ^ . I will fupport your charafter in your abfence as in your prefence.... by the five p. (See " The P. we fliould not wrongfully revile him ourfelves... might be to do him the greateft injury he could poflibly receive in this life nay. keep as my — — brother's lawful f.. it would be like the villany of an aftaflin who....p ought we to be united in one fincere bond of fraternal affecSlion. H. Third LeSiure.t to b.. and may demonftrate to the world in general term Br." p. etc. A. we fliould be fwift of foot to help.

. or Ex. the S. The S. 75 Q. the P. correfponding in n. and D. CHARGE.S but Free and Accepted or fpeculative. — END OF THE THIRD SECTION AND THIRD LECTURE. I will go through the whole This is the S. T. S.. P. And him who nohiy jhed his blood In doing of his duty.. of H.--In thisfenfe...- .. etc. But as we are not all Operative M.— 'Third Le&ure. the F. This the P. They are the __ S. M. of S. THE W. Strength. F. Ss. O. or R. Who IfraeVs Temple did adorn With Wi/dom. likewife called the G." p. you have been informed S'N the courfe of the Le<Sure of T. M's. C. S. is given by P. and blejl'd each morn On which thofe three great men were born.... C.. of J. 144). how do we apply them to our morals? A. For the fake of R.. That of S. The whole are F... of H. and the S. and Beauty. H. the S..g it over : >{. To him who moji things underjlood. and d.r with fiie F. of this Deg.. SECTION. Bleji'd he that age... And him whojound the ftones and wood. of G. {See "The P. of G. A. S.

of H... with its m. SeSlion. they ex.-n 76 l!he W. was making his W." on the fuppofition that all M. when his A.. E. ^- . exclaiming. and he made ufe of this S.s and raifing the h..s are H... E. W.f to his S. H. by i. to the E. of the T.. the L. at the time our M. liicewife called the Grand or Royal S.. O. A.s to children of the Brn. on his F. as a tem.. was F.... the S.. and Ex. B.. the T... D.... is there given in another way. who was the son of a widow of the Tribe of N.. and the P. in the form of a S.. to " Come to my affiftance. that with one S M. M. S. Ms. This is It the S. of G. They were fo f. took its rife at the t.. and D.. was fo great that the P. the f..y r. Should you ever travel on the Continent..d. ftood in L. ye widow... from the N. This took its r..IVI. when K... went to view it..g the f.. rf J..



ALL RIGHTS REbERVED. Lewis. A New and Revised Edition. 1874. Privately Printed for A.THE Ceremonp of inHaUmg a amorCbipfui WITH THE ADDRESSES TO THE OFFICERS. .

It has not been deemed neceffary to the Inftallation Ceremony. etc. Secretary. as much depends on the Inflalling Mafler's tafte and ability. although it differs from the obfolete and inaccurate verfions hitherto printed. Deacons.Note. is as worked by the experienced Members of the Craft at the prefent time.. —^The Ceremony here given hiofl. any give. . It is dbjolutely requifite to explain the Working Tools prefent and of each Degree. But a form of Addreffes to all the Officers will be found in the Appendix. in Addreffes at the Inverting of the Treafurer.

you Br. is opened Second Degree. Your for prefentation fhall which purpofe. M. to. From time immemorial. I will firft addrefs a few obfervations to the Brethren. . the W. it has been an eftablifhed Cuftom among F.Ci)e 3Inflanation of the m. I prefent to Eleft. prefented ufually by as follows. and will then call the attention of Br. in the jHE Lodge M. Br. for each Lodge once in every feleift. Eled a P. The W. to M . an experienced Craftfman to prefide over them in the capacity of after: he muft year. from amongft thofe who are paft Ws. P. is St9aaer. be attended to the neceflary qualifications in every candidate for the Mailer's Chair. Brethren.. M. M. at a ftated period. to receive at your hands the benefit of Inftallation. Ms.

having been fo eleded claim your attention. Every candidate for the Office of Mafter ought to be of good report. muft have been reguand raifed in the eftablifhed degrees of the Order.. He . and have duly ferved the Office of Warden in a regular Lodge. and have been prefented to a Board of Inftalled Ms. to receive from his predecefTor the benefit of. Inftallation. pafled. and held in high eftimation among his Brethren and Fellows. while tions I important truft. Ws. and fteady in principle. the better to qualify him his for the difcharge of the duties of Br. He ought to be exemplary in conduft... . true and trufty.. in open Lodge aflembled. larly initiated. and Bn. eafy of addrefs.The Injiallation of have been regularly eledled by the M. recite to you thofe qualifica- which are eflential in every candi- date for the Mailer's Chair. courteous in manner. able 2ndly. jrdly. You I and prefented. well Ikilled in the Noble Science. I ft.

have been duly elefted by the Mafter. Regulations.T:he W. undertake the Mafterftiip of this Lodge on thefe qualifications Ans. Wardens. at the fame time bowing the head a little forward as a token of fubmiffion. to obey the You are to be a peaceable . and. I Then the Secretary. Can you. I ft. well {killed in the Ancient Charges. and Landmarks of the Order . and Moral law. You agree to be a good ftridtly Man. to — ? I can. my worthy Brother. and approved by a Board of Inftalled Mafters. ftiall dired your attention he reads to you thofe Ancient Charges and Regulations. to all of which your unqualified aflent is eflential. and willing to undertake the management of the Work. and true. while Secretary reads Charges. Mqfter. and Brethren in Open Lodge aflembled. which you will fignify by the Sign of Fidelity.

The Injiallation of conform to which you Subjedt. 3rd. 7 th. fupreme and fubordinate. to their Sta- and to fubmit to the Awards and Refolutions of your Brethren in general Lodge convened. live creditably. according tions. You agree to be cautious in . to diligently. and to guard againft intemperance and excefs. all Men. work hon- and adb ourably by 5th. 6th. You promife not to be concerned in plots or confpiracies againft Government. and their regular fucceflbrs. in confiftent with the Conftitutions every cafe of the Order. You tion the original agree to hold in veneraRulers and Patrons of the Order of Free-Mafonry. but patiently to fubmit to the decifions of the Supreme Legiflature. 4th. and cheerfully to the Laws of the Country in refide. You agree to avoid private piques and quarrels. You agree to pay a proper refped: to the Civil Magiftrate.

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and that no public proceffions of Mafons clothed with the Badges of the Order can take place without the fpecial Licence of the Grand Mafter or his Deputy. 15th. Do you fnbmit to. or to any perfon initiated therein . You promife that no Vifitor fliall be received into your Lodge without due examination. and proI. and producing proper Vouchers of his having been initiated in a regular Lodge. the — . You admit that no perfon can regularly be made a Free-Mafon. M. or admitted a Member of any Lodge. except in ftrid: conformity with Laws of the Grand Lodge. •14th. You admit that no new Lodge can be formed without permiffion of the Grand Mafter or his Deputy. and that no countenance ought to be given to any irregular Lodge. upon proper and convenient occafions.The Injiallathn of Mafonry. without previous Notice and due enquiry into his Charadber . 1 3th. and that no Brother can be advanced to a higher Degree.

t h.. I further folemnly promife.... repeat your names... Majier. regularly held.e. faithfully.e of the S.. zealoufly..d on the V.— The JV.. mife to fupport thefe Ancient Charges and Regulations in all ages as Matters have done Ans.w.... and Worfliipful Lodge dt F. either during my Matterftiip.d L.. ancLof this W. and until a Succeflbr fhall have been duly elefted and inftalled in my ftead. and the duties thereof. in the Name of the Grand J Geometrician of the Univerfe. and impartially adminitter. place your r. deftal — ? I do.. Free-Mafons. C. or at H 2 ... that I will not.t k. and properly dedicated do agree to accept the Office of Matter of this Lodge. affembled. to the beft of my {kill and : — ability. until the next regular period of Eleftion within this Lodge. You will k. will advancie to the pe- Then you and take a Solemn Obligation as regards your Duties as the Matter of this Lodge. and fay after me I.I on your r.

pure and mi unfuUied. {Salutes the Book twice.. That I will to the utmoft of my power enforce due obedience to thofe excellent Rules and Regulations which 1 have already given my affent.') The Lodge is to be opened in the Inftalling Third Degree. permit or fuiFer any Deviation from the Ancient Landmarks of our Order. and uphold.The Injiallation of any time the Lodge fhall be under my Direftion. but. and keep me fteadfaft in to this my Solemn Obligation. The Mafter gives one k.k. any Rite or Ceremony contrary to or fubverfive of our Ancient Inftitution . and the requefts thofe Bn. will fupportj maintain. and . I will not adminifter. and will in all refpedls confcientioufly difcharge my duty as a Ruler in the Craft and Mafter of this Lodge.. the Principles and Tenets of the Craft.. on the contrary... So help me G. or caufe to be adminiftered. Mafter who are not Inftalled Mailers to retire.

and Ability to enforce obedience to thy Holy Law. and Supreme Governor of the Univerfe. and fanftify this our Manfion to the honour and glory of thy moft Holy Name. Sandlify him with thy Grace.l. M. you will now take an Obli- — . and the I. liMS I] The Brethren are requefted to turn towards the eaft and k. M.— L^ T/ie declares the W. Br. So mote it be. Board of Inftalled Matters open. to this our Solemn Rite.. that he may the better be enabled to enlighten the minds of his Brethren. Majier. and grant that this Worthy and Diftinguifhed Brother. Judgment to define. {To Candidate. You I. gives the following prayer: Vouchfafethineaid. ftrengthen him with thy Power. who is now about to be numbered among the Rulers of the Craft.) have already taken an Obligation as regards your duties as the Matter of this Lodge. may be endued with Wifdom to comprehend. and enrich his mind with Genuine Knowledge. Almighty Father..

l to the Matter's Chair. nor then unlefs affitted by two or more Inttalled Matters regularly aflembled for that purpofe.s.. on both kn. Thefe feveral points I folemnly fwear to obferve.. equivocation.w.t h.. under no lefs penalty on the infraction of any of them than that of Chair. Myfteries rettridted to the Matter's except it be to an Inftalled Matter. place both h. . duly conftituted and regu- of my own free will and accord. Inftalled and before Board of Matters.. and in the fay after me : — I....s on e of the S. prefence of the this Moft High.. there . having flung my over r.d L...d ftruck off and to my l. do hereby and hereon mott folemnly promife and fwear that I will for ever conceal and never divulge any or either of the Secrets or larly affembled.. without evafion.r...The Lnjiallation of gation as regards the fecrets reftridied You will k....t f. or a Candidate duly appointed to that Office.. repeat the V your names... or mental refervation of any kind.

you will live refpefted and die regretted. and C.. Seal this three times.p. rifing to Eminence by Merit.. '3 wither and decay. the V. Let me the S. Rife.d V.s remind you to limit your Defires in every ftation of Life that..... and preferve me inviolate in this my Solemn Obligation.. and thus proceeds When the completed. And the C.. The S. once more call your attention to the three Great though Emblematical Lights in Free-Mafonry.d L..p. Mafter.. attended ..... will guide you to all Truth.e of the S. direft your fteps in the Paths of Happinefs. viz. &c. regulate your Life and Aftions according to the Mafonic Line and rule.V newly obligated Inftalled ..e will teach you to of Man.— The W..e...... and point out to you the Whole Duty The S.. that Great Light in Mafonry. fo help me G..W. The L Mafter the left leaves the Chair : on fide.e. Mafter..s.. Temple at Jerufalem was King Solomon..

.. the at a diftance On entering the King Adonhiram beckoned him thus (the f.. it ftiould be the Guide of all your Aftions.4 1 T^he Injiallation a. which the King prevented by taking him thus. numerous feeing retinue...n is here given) .. Adonhiram faluted the King thus token of humility (the f.. G. and the f. Rife. he on approaching his Royal Mafter was about to k.n of a Mafter of Arts and Sciences.p) faying..n is here given). I now inveft you with the Badge and Jewel of your office..t.. The S.t.. of by it.. mafonically fpeaking.n and f.. (gives the g.. is well applied by Mafter Mafons to inculcate the Pureft Principles of Piety and Virtue . went to view Building..p and w...e. which is the higheft Honour the Lodge has in its power to beftow on any of its Members.l...d of an Inftalled Mafter. hence is derived the g. ... which fignifies Excellent Mafon.m.. being the Implement which forms the Rude and proves the Perfedl Mafs. When in the Royal Party were about to retire...

Lodge....e inveft the immediate P..n of a M.) calls M.. then upon the Bn. proclaims him as follows during your temporary abfence Br. as Inftalled Inftalling Brethren.k.d of an Inftalled I place you in the Chair of King Solomon. as an emblem of Power. I place in have made your hand this Gavil. Matter gives one k. more efpecially" in the eaft. of The In. and I now for the firtt time : : . has been regularly Inttalled in the chair of King Sol according to ancient cuttom. Proceffion is then formed. M. by giving the f.. the Brethren y falute the W. the g. being fully fatisfied will juftify the choice the Brethren to that end. You will now pleafe to th. Majier. 'S With Matter. in patting. M..l The Inttalling Matter in the Eatt.p and w. to enable you to preferve Order in the Lodge. M.T:he W.. and declares the Board of Inftalled Mafters clofed. after which the The Matter Mafons are called in. (Which is done.. Matter. p. to greet the W. you . The Matters with 5..

M. and the Brethren falute the Worfliipful Mafter as Fellow Crafts. in paffing. as before. Regiftry of the Grand Lodge of Eng- W. The Working Tools of the Second Degree are prefented and explained. (Which is done as ufual. (hipful you will greet the Wor- WM Mafter as Matter Mafons.. giving the f. until the next regular period of Eledion within the Lo.) The Working Tools of the Thir3 Degree are prefented and explained. and until a Succeflbr (hall have been duly elefted and inftalled in his ftead. The f^Mi proclaims the W. Inftalling in Mafter the Weft the Brethren then greet him as Fellow Crafts. Brethren. (naming it). M. the Proceflion again formed.. faying the fdcond inftead of the firft time.. .n five times. land. The Fellow Crafts are admitted. and the Lodge clofed in the Second Degree. and the Lodge clofed in the Third Degree.6 'i 1 TAe Injlallation of proclaim him m of the Lodge under the No.

and then proceeds : The — I now prefent to It you the has for Warrant of the Lodge. and I am fare that in delivering it to your charge it will lofe none of its former fplendour.The W. he is then greeted three times as E. Aprs. Aprs. many years been entrufted to the hands of Worthy and Diftinguiftied Mafons. the W. in . the Prois once more formed. which I recommend to your ferious perufal. Mafter. and the Inftalling Mafter ftands in the South and proclaims him the third time . '7 ceflion E. which I recommend you to have read at leaft once in the year. I now prefent you with the Book of Conftitutions. The Inftalling Mafter prefents the Working Tools of the Firft Degree and explains them. Apprentices. M. are admitted. but will be tranfmitted to your Succeflbr pure and unfullied as you now receive it. as you will find there is fcarcely a cafe can occur in your Lodge but right. this Book will fet you Thefe are the Bye-laws of your Lodge. faluted as E.

The Inftalling Mafter from delivers the following addrefs Weft You having been Inftalled Chair of this Worthy and Worftiipful Lo. and to affift the Mafter in the Difcharge of the important Duties of his Office . . this .. The Officers are invefted. tranfadting the Bufinefs of the the : evening. I appoint : — you of this Lodge . in the W. cannot be infenfible to the obligations which devolve on you as its Head. Br. W. of Lodge you at are to be regular in s your attendance to affift in our ftated Meetings. in order that this Lodge may be proS. perly reprefented. commenc- ing with the Senior Warden. .— order that the Bn. . you are expefted to be punftual in your attendance at all its Meetings. ignorance of them. you will likewife not fail to attend the Quarterly Communications of the Grand Lodge. nor of the refponfibility for M. to the following import Br. W. I appoint you the J.

charge them to pradtife out of the Lodge thofe duties they have been taught in it.T^he the faithful W. in like manner it will be your peculiar province to communicate Light and. amiable. diffufes Light and Luftre to all within its circle. the Honour. Majler. which. manage nefs its of its as a pattern for imitation confider that Glorious Luminary of Nature. while the Happimembers will generally be promoted in proportion to the Zeal and Ability with which you promulgate the Genuine Principles of the Inftitution . forcibly imprefs upon them the Dignity and high Importance of Mafonry. Inftruftion to the Brethren of your Lodge. and difcreet conduft prove to the world the happy and beneficial efFedts of our ancient Inftitution. and by virtuous. and Ufefulnefs of this Lodge will materially depend on the Skill and Affiduity with which you Concerns. Reputation. fo . rifing in the Eaft. ferioufly admonifh them never to difgrace it. '9 Difcharge of the Duties annexed to the Appointment .

Br. in fine. and J. which will continue. you will be enabled to lay up a Crown of Joy and Rejoicing. M. as pledged to . and whofe Heart is expanded by Benevolence. when time with you fhall be no more. is faid to mem- he is one to whom the Burdened Heart may pour forth its Sorrows. Matter. by the acceptance thereof. by a ftrift obfervance of the Bye-laws of your Lodge. to whom the oer of the world may know may prefer their Suit. whofe guided by Juftice. you are to confider yourfelves. the W. Diftrefled Hand is He then in the Eaft delivers the ad- drefs to the Wardens : Wardens. and advantage to the Lodge. which are given as the Rule and Guide of your Faith. W. but above all by the ufe of the Sacred Writings. and God grant you health and ftrength to perform the duties of your high office with fatisfaction to yourfelf. the conftitutions of Mafonry. Sr.— Tihe Injtallation that of be a when any one it. having appointed you to his principal offices.

we entertain no doubt your future conduft will be fuch as to merit . and to a regular attendance during the time for which you are appointed.to be examples of Good Order and Regularity.. From the fpirit you have hitherto evinced. 21 a ftridb performance of the duties at- tached thereto. for it is only by paying due obfervance to the Laws in our own condud we can reafonablyexpeft compliance to them from . M. that what you obferve praifeworthy in others you will carefully imitate. You are too well acquainted with the principles of Mafonry and the laws of our Inftitution to warrant any diftruft that you will be found wanting in the difcharge of the Duties of your refpedive Offices fuffice it to fay. in the difcharge of the duties of his important truft. The W. and what in them may appear defeftive you will in yourfelves amend you ought. by communicating light and imparting knowledge to all whom he may place under your direction. you are affiduoufly to affift the W. others . Majier.

fo others of courfe muft learn to fubmit and obey : humility in each is an eflential qualifi- Brethren. and as this Aflbciation has been formed and perfedted with fo . the third addrefs : M. M.andthe gratifying teftimony of a clear confcience. and unite in the grand defign of being happy and communicating happiness. the In. Brethren. The Bn. are of too generous a difpofition to envy their preferment fhall . whom aflift the W. Still from the Eaft. has him in the ruling and governing of the Lodge are too well feledled to acquainted with the principles of Ma-. fonry and the Laws of our Inftitution to warrant any diftruft that they will be found wanting in the difcharge af the duties of their refpeftive offices. fuch is Conftitution. and you. or that they will exceed the power with which they are entrufted. that as cation. I therefore truft we ^iasaaillSt have but one aim in view. gives the nature of our fome muft of neceffity rule and teach.— 22 T!he Injiallation of the efteem of theBrethren. to pleafe each other.

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and before the appointments of the S. the power of the W.. immediately after presenting the Warrant. thofe Brethren who enjoy every focial comfort. as follows Corinthian order. Some of our Brethren. and . M. Your Jewel is the 47th Problem of the ifl. and to have facrificed a hecatomb. angles. FORM OF ADDRESSES TO THE OFFICERS THE CEREMONY OF INSTALLATION. B.. from their (lation in life. 17 and 18). IN P. W. and triangles. In the Installation Ceremony. are defcriptive of the fquares which {land on the fides. which form the whole.Installation. Book of Euclid. Book of Constitutions. which combines the strength of the Doric with the beauty of the Ionic orders. pp.*- ^ppetttrk. fo Freemafonry depends upon its feveral members. you with the Jewel of It is an office which is not in P. and the principles upon which the Society is eflablifhed.— Bro. Eureka (" I have found it"). M. are emblematical of the great angle which fubtends the right angle . as having faithfully performed your duty in the Craft.M. the Installing Master may continue to I also entrust to you this pillar of the address the W.yours of right. (see Ceremony of . • NoU. and Bye-Laws of the Lodge. I invert. and points out to you that you are to combine wisdom with strength and firmness of mind and the beauties of persuasive eloquence in the government of the Lodge. to bellow. : — — ^ . I. which was one of the mofl important difcoveries of the learned Brother Pythagoras and in the joy of his heart he is faid to have exclaimed. others.W. (landing as they do on the bafis of earthly blifs. being. of this Lodge. A. M. As this figure depends upon feveral lines.* ADDRESS TO I. bleffed with means to tread the flowery meads of profperity and affluence. M. It is an emblem of wisdom.

M. and I inveft you with the Collar and Jewel of your Office. and that you will not fail to attend the Quarterly Communications of the Grand Lodge. for the faithful difcharge of the duties of your office. Your regular and W. and you will keep it in its ere6t pofition whilfl the Brethren are at labour. M.never exceed the bounds of mediocrity.. you are appointed S. you are to govern the Lodge.—Bro. to bellow.-as they are then under your fuperintendence.. whilfl the lines which form it may remind us of thofe Brethren who are incapable of providing the neceffaries of life unlefs aided by cheerful and ready affiflance. him in firmly rely upon your knowthe government of it. I now inflall you in this Chair. ADDRESS TO S. pun6lual attendance at our ftated meetings is effentially requifite. facilitate the defigns We -* . W. and dire6ts that you are to ufe all your flrength of mind and powers of intellect to preferve peace. I alfo intruft. D... The 1. M. in conjunction with the W. and in his prefence to aflift. C. In the abfence of the Mafler.. points out to you the equal meafure you are bound to purfue. fymbolize the triangles within the fquare . and attachment to the Lodge. and thofe who have the fatisfadtion of adminiAering. ledge of Mafonry. and harmony among the Brethren of your Lodge. in order that this Lodge may be properly reprefented. to your care this pillar of the Doric Order .1. I likewife place in your hands this g.l. which is the higheft pofition it is in the power of the W. order.to the wants of the indigent and induflrious. This column is the emblem of your office.but place it in an horizontal pofition whilfl at refrefhment. being an emblem of equality. W. in the well ruling and governing of the Lodge. may be compared to the triangle which furrounds and fupports the figure.. with which you will ojbferve due order in the W. it is an emblem of flrength. of this Lodge.

left.•i* . with which you will preferve due order in the S.. in the well ruling and governing of the Lodge but more particularly to that part of your duty which relates to the admiffion of vifitors. M..') W. {^Should fuch be appointed. 3 commands are W. W.l.. H. carried ADDRESS TO J. B. and the adminiflrative encouragement of merit. to aflifl in tranfadting the bufmefs of the evening this is neceffary. of your W. as the Brethren are then under E. I . which is an emblem of beauty. You are to be regular in your attendance at our flated meetings. points out the integrity of meafure you are bound to purlue. the perfuafive eloquence of precept. through your negle6t any unqualified perfon fliould gain admiffion to our affemblies. and points out that you are to adorn the work with all your powers of genius and a6tive induftry. you are appointed Chaplain to I invert you with the Collar and Jewel . your fuperintendence at labour. but place it horizontally whilft likewife intruft to your care this pillar of the Ionic Order.. M. and fee that his into full and permanent effe6t.j.— Bro. you are appointed J. The p. . S. W. and I invefl you with the Collar and Jewel of your Office.e. I now inftall you in this Chair. and I place in your hands this g. and you will keep it in its eredt pofition whilfl at refrefliment.b r.. and Bro. of this Lodge. in conjunftion with the W. and promote regularity amongft the Brethren by the fan6tion of your own good example.. being an emblem of uprightnefs. M. Appendix. This column is the emblem of your office. F. . M.. and the Brethren be thereby innocently led to violate their O.... and G.. this Lodge. ADDRESS TO CHAPLAIN. W. —Bro. as unlefs due attention be paid by the officers you cannot expe6t the Brethren to be pun6tual at the appointed time.

keep juft.flanderoufly fpoken of. It is your duty to receive all money from the hands of the Secretary. but the fymbolical key is an emblem of the tongue. may dire6t. that cannot be done with honour and propriety. W. unfortunately. of your Office. and Raifing. you have been ele6ied to the oflSce of Treafurer of this Lodge. . particularly the dates of Initiation. and iffue the Summonfes of the Lodge Meetings you will likewife affix the Lodge Seal to fuch documents as the W. and in cafe you fhould hear a Brother . M. M. T. K.. ADDRESS TO TREASURER. Faffing. - Appendix. that your regard for the fraternity will prompt you to the faithful difcharge of the duties of your office. * . A. good inclinations to Mafonry. to defend and vindicate his chara6ler. ADDRESS TO SECRETARY. you are taught to preferve a tongue of good report. will. you with the Collar and Jewel of your Office. U. Your . and regular accounts of the fame. you are appointed to the office of Secretary to this Lodge. and I trufl. with the confent of the Lodge .. The crofs-keys^ are an emblem of filence and fecrecy. is better known to you than I can explain it. O.. I. The metal key is to preferve the treafures of the Lodge. and to this Lodge. and I invert. which is to offer up prayers and invocations to the G. M. L.* 4 ' —— . M. whofe eloquence fhould be ufed to unlock the hearts of your Brethren. left a Brother' fhould through neglefl be deprived of his privileges it is also your duty to fettle the accounts. By the fymbolical key. Your duty. to preferve that excellent Mafonic virtue. and pay thereout at the W.'s will and pleafure. W. —Bro. — Bro. and caufe them to difpenfe their treafures in the caufe of the neceffitous and the orphan. y?/^««. and I inveft you with the Collar and Jewel of your Office. It is your province to record the minutes. but if. J.

and preferve peace. It is your duty to attend on the W. fuch as the reception of Candidates into the different Degrees of the Order... Ceremonies of the Lodge are carried on with propriety and decorum. . and indicates the fwiftnefs with which you (hould attend to your W. unfortunately. peace. you are . the vifitors and Brethren placed according to their rank. and I inved you with your Collars and Jewels of Oifice. and in the immediate praftice of our Rites. order. Thefe wands. —Bro. I entrud to you. the Ws.i« ^ Appendix. and O. not doubting your vigilant The dove is an emblem of celerity and attention. you are appointed D.. D.. Lodge. be ADDRESS TO S. the emblems of your office. pens are an emblem of filent communication. and the officers in their of this W. prompt you to the faithful difcharge of the duties of your office. and by fo doing you will merit The croffthe efteem and applaufe of your Brethren. of this Lodge. The pen (hould never be ufed in a caufe of oppreffion. N. D. and you to the S. you are appointed the Ds. M. P.. R. 5 no doubt. M. but the fluid (hould flow freely from it in the defence of a Brother's chara6ler when affailed. M.^ Q. —Bros. fo that the beauty of our Ceremonies be not marred by any impropriety and if. betwixt the contending parties. in the a6tive duties of the Lodge. of C. AND J. i^ ^ * . emblem of peace. M. M. and affift W. and (hould eloquent in the caufe of the deilitute and opprefifed. appointed. thereby inflru6ted to hold out the olive brench. OF C. ADDRESS TO (Should fuch be D. W. and harmony in the Lodge. any diffenfion (hould arife among the members of the Lodge. and I invefl you with the Collar and Your duty is to fee that the Jewel of your Office.

{Should fuch he appointed. Your duty is to keep off all cowans and intruders to Mafonry. refer to two of the four cardinal Virtues. and I invefl you with the Collar and Jewel of your Office. of this Lodge. X. Your duties are to introduce vifitors. M. I trull you will give to your duties the attention which their importance demands. ADDRESS TO STEWARDS. — >l< refpe6live llations. you have been appointed T. you with the Collar and Jewel of your Office. The croiT-fwords. to Lodge. Your regular and early attendance will be the befl proof of your zeal and S. and I invefl.»J<— 6 Appendix. and fee that the Candidates are If it fliould at any time unfor^ properly prepared. Z. and fee that they are properly accommodated. T. attachment. W. to keep an eye on the Lodge expenfes at refrefhment.. tunately happen that a Brother (hould prefent himfelf W. ADDRESS TO I. and other officers in performing their refpective duties. Your duty is to admit Mafons on proof. and fee that the tables are properly furniftied. and obey the commands of the J. G. — . this * ^ . which are the emblem of your office. and generally to affifl the Ds. W. to aflift in the colle6tion of the dues and Subfcriptions. W. Temperance and Fortitude they alfo point out to you. V. M. and that every Brother is fuitably provided for. W. —Bros. that while with one point you admit the Candidate. you will with the other guard the entrance of the Lodge. you are appointed I.. Bro. Y. M. G. you are appointed Stewards of this Lodge. ADDRESS TO TYLER. —Bro. receive Candidates in due form. and I invefl you with your Collars and Jewels of Office.. namely.^ and U.

thereby excluding every unqualified thought..W.W. J.G. S. . the Affiftant High Prieft. Ceremong Lodge.G.—J..G. and ranged under their refpe6live banners.— In the South.—Where is the fituation of the J. and he to the J. — — ? -*< .W.G.W.W.W. open this M. in 7 fame it will be your duty to report the G.G. to the I..M.W. fituation in G.M. Where is the fituation of the Deputy G.G.. M.— Brethren.M. M.W.. and man.G. Bro.G. prince of the people. W.G.— Where is the fituation of the S. that the refponAs the fibility of his admiffion reft not upon you.M. ..W.W.M.W..M. or deed.P.W.G. Do you find them fo placed ? G. M.G.M. and endeavouring to preferve a confciencevoid of offence againft God a Hate of inebriety.G.M.G.W. on Mount Sinai. S. M. whom do you reprefent? S.W. fword in the hands of the Tyler is to enable him to keep off all cowans.G.G. M. M.) Purfuivant.M.G..P.W. on Mount Tabor. whom do you reprefent ? J. M.W. fo it fymbolically teaches us to fet a guard upon our tongues.M. Grand Grand Lodge ? the — ri/e.G.G.W.W.W.M. Bro.G. {All affift me to Grand your M.G. M.W. M. where is Inner Porch of Grand Lodge.G. ? — — — S.M.—At the right of the M. —Within — Bro.M.P.M.M. word. and place a watch at the entrance of our thoughts. To give a due report of all approaching Brethren.—What is your duty ? G. B. M.W.—To the beft of my knowledge.P.G. G.W. M.—In the Weft. of ©pentng ant (fflosittfl ffiranK ILoKge. arid to fee that they are properly clothed.Appendix.

G.) (the ceremony of closing is the same as opening. A.O. W. in the execution of the work. Brethren.) (Ceremang of ©pening anti Clostttfl ^robmcial ®ranli ILotrge. Chaplain has invoked the bleffing.G.W. in the name of the Royal Solomon.G.G.G.G..M..P.W.U. after the G.—Then. M.G.M. fol- lowed by the Ws. Where is the fituation of the M..M.. L.and Clofing G.M. To lay fchemes. Officers.W. draw defigns.A. ( The G. the Prince of Archite6ls. declare this Grand Lodge opened in due form. — — — — — ? M.M. and affift the M.—In the Eaft. who gives one knock. M.G.G.M. Chaplain offers up Prayer. D.G.—The Royal Solomon. the Mafter's ilyle .of the G. The Brethren are then called to order by the M. M.M. D.W.—H.M. G.M..W.M. What is your duty ? D.M. whom do you reprefent ? D..G.T.M. I Ihall. Bro. M. word " Provincial " to Lodge and being R.W.M.W. Whom does he reprefent? D. Precifely the fimply prefixing the fame as for Opening.M.W.G.*Appendix.G.

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