« FöregåendeFortsätt »
Parable recited previous to closing the Lodge
Ceremony and Song at Closing
VIII. Grand Royal Arch ('hapter of Pennsylvania
Address to a Candidate after Initiation
CHAPTER I. Origin of Masonry, and its general Advant
taġes. FROM the commencement of the world, we may trace the foundation of masonry.* Ever since symmetry began, and harmony displayed her charms, our order has had a being. During many ages, and in many different countries, it has flourished. In the dark periods of antiquity, when literature was in a low state, and the rude manners of our forefathers withheld from them that knowledge we. now so amply share, masonry diffused its influence. This science unveiled, arts arode,
* Masoury and Geometry are sometimes used as synoni. mous terms.