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CHAPTER IV.

Origin of Masonry

1 of the behaviour of Masons in their

Antiquities,

private character.

Ancient charges,

1. When a number of brethren

Ancient charges at the constitu-

happen to meet without any

ting of a lodge,

stranger among them, and not

Diary of Elias Ashmole,

15

in a lodge,

78

Opinions of mo iern writers, 19

2. When in the presence of stran.

General regulations,

40

gers, who are not masons, 79

Regulations isr the government 3. When at home, and in your

of the grand lodge during the neighbourhood,

ibid

time of public business,

60

4. Of behaviour towards a foreign

Regulations for charity.

61

brother or stranger,

ibid

5. Of behaviour towards a brother

CONSTITUTION .

whether present or absent ibid

6. Concerning differences and law

CHAPTER I.

suits, if any such should unhap-

Of those who would be Free and

pily arise among brethren, 80

Accepted Masons,

65

God and religion,

ibid

CHAPTER V.

Of government, and the civil ma-

1. Of grand lodges in general 81

gistrate,

66

2. Of the election of grand master 83

Of private duties,

67

3. Of the election or appointment

Of prerequisites,

68

of the deputy grand master, ibid

Instructions for the candidate, 69 4. Of the grand wardens,

84

Of proposing candidates, ibid

5. Of the grand secretary,

ibid

Privilege of candidates.

706. Of the election and office of the

grand treasurer,

85

CHAPTER II.

7. Of the grand tyler and grand

Of a lodge, its nature,

71

Of officers and members in general ib 8. General rules for conducting

pursuivant,

ibid

Of the master-his election-office

the business of the grand lodge

and duty,

72

in case of the absence of any of

Of the wardens of a lodge, 73

the grand officers,

86

Of the secretary of a lodge, 74 9. Of grand visitations, communi-

Of the treasurer, deacons, and

cations, annual feasts, &c. 87

stewards of a lodge,

75

Of the tyler of a lodge,

76 ANCIENT CEREMONIES.

Of the number to be initiated, ibid

CHAPTER I.

of privileges in lodges. ibid Ceremony of constituting and

consecrating a lodge, installing

CHAPTER III.

the officers, &c.

88

Of the behaviour of Masons as members Form of a warrant,

89

of a Lodge.

Copy of a dispensation.

90

1. Of Attendance,

77

2. Of working,

ibid

CHAPTER II.

3. Of behaviour in the lodge, 78 Ceremony observed at laying the

4 Of behaviour after the lodge is foundation stones of public

closed.

ibid stractares,

101

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CHAPTER III.

PRAYERS.

Ceremony at the opening of a The ancient prayer at making or

bridge.

103 opening,

128

Another, from the emblems of a

CHAPTER IV.

garden,

ibid

Ceremony observed at the dedi. A praver used at opening a

cation or consecration of Ma-

Lodge,

129

sons' halis.

ibid A general prayer in a Lodge, ibid

Occasional prayer by the Rever-

CHAPTER v.

end Brother W. Bentley, ibid

Ceremony observed at funerals

A prayer used at closing the

with the service to be used on

Lodge,

130

those occasions,

1 charge at the opening of a

105

Another funcral service,

109

Lodge, (altered from Preston) 130

Service at the grave by the mas-

Another from Holy Writ, ibid

ter, or chaplain.

110

A charge at the closing of a lodge. 131

CHAPTER VIL.

CHAPTER VI.

Prerequisites for a cançlidate, ibid

PROCESSIONS. No. 1. Order of Form of a petition to be pre-

procession for one lodge, on sented by a candidate for initi.

common occasions,

113 ation,

132

GRAND PROCESSIONS No. 2. Order Declaration to be assented to by

of procession, when the cere- a candidate, previous to initia-
ynony of consecrating and con- tion,

ibid
stituting a lodge, is performed

Prayer at the initiation of a can-
in public, &c.

114

didate, by brother Jno. Har-

No. 3. Order of procession at grove, G. Chaplain of the G.L.

laying the foundation stones of of Maryland,

133

public buildings, &c. 115 Additional prayers to be used on

similar occasions,

134

THE FREE MASON'S VADE Select passages from Holy Writ,

MECUM.

to be used at the discretion of

the master,

CHAPTER 1.

A vindication of masonry, inclu-

Charity, the distinguishing char-

acteristic of masonry.

141

ding a demonstration of its

excellency.

119

CHAPTER VIII.

Remarks on the first lecture, 143

CHAPTER II.

Precepts to be enforced upon

Friendship considered, with

the noviciate,

148

the advantages resulting from Dalcho's exposition of the im-

121 plements or working tools, 149

A farther definition of the em-

CHAPTER III.

blems and working tools. 151

Government of the Fraternity

Definition of masonry, operative

, explained.

122 and speculative,

153

Charge by the junior Warden

CHAPTER IV.

at Meridian,

154

The importance of the secrets of

To an entered apprentice at his

masonry demonstrated. 123 initiation,

Another,

157

CHAPTER V.

Another from the French. - 158

General remarks.

125

ADDRESSES

to be added, as occasion may require, to

CHAPTER VI.

the usual charges.

The ceremony of opening and 1. At the initiation of a clergy.

closing a lodge:

126

man,

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163

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2. At the initiation of a foreigner, ibid The free-mason's memento with

3. At the initiation of a soldier. 164 its explanation,

192

Address to free-masons in gen.

CHAPTER IX.

eral,

193

Second, or Fellozo Cruft's Degree.

Remarks on the second degree, 165

Dr .Smith's imperishable nature

194

Of operative masonry,

of masonry,

- 168

Charge at the initiation into the

Of speculative masonry,

ibid

third degree.

195

the globes, -

ibid

the use of the globes, 169

CHAPTER XI.

order in architecture,

ibid

its antiquity,

ibid Observations on the degree of Pre-

the Tuscan,

ibid sent or Past Master,

197

the Doric,

170 Select passages of scripture,

the Ionic,

ibid

which serve to illustrate this

the Corinthian,

ibid

order.

ibid

the invention of the Corin-
thian order,

CHAPTER XU.

171

the Composite,

ibid Fourth, or Mark Master Mason's

the inventions of the order of

degree.

architecture,

ibid Introductory remarks,

199

the five senses of human Letter of king Solomon to king

nature-hearing, seeing,

Hiram,

204

feeling, smelling, and tast. King Hiram's answer,

ibid

ing,

172 Charge to be read at opening the

the seven liberal arts-gram-

lodge,

206

mar, rhetoric, logic, arith- Charge to a candidate when he

metic, geometry, music and is advanced to this degree, 213

astronomy,

174 Song by brother T. S. Webb,

the moral advantages of ge-

P. G M. of the state of Rhode

ometry,

177 Island, to be sung during the

A charge at the initiation into the closing ceremonies,

214

second degree.

178 Another by brother 8. C.

216

Parable to be read previous to

CHAPTER X.

closing,

218

Third, or Master Mason's Degree. Prayer at closing by the Rev.

Observations on the order of brother Hargrove, G. Chaplain

Master,

180

of Maryland.

219

Prayer at raising a brother to

the sublime degree of mas-

CHAPTER XII.

ter mason,

182

Fifth, or degree of Select Master.

Select passages from scripture,

Remarks on this Degree, 221

and moral reflections used on

Passages from holy writ, which

this solemn occasion.

183

serve to illustrate this degree. 222

Elucidations of the Emblems, viz.

The pot of Incense, Bee Hive,

CHAPTER XIV.

Book of Constitutions,

Remarks on the sixth or Most

The sword pointed to a naked Excellent Master's degree,

heart, the All-seeing Eye, an. Charge to a brother who is ac-

chor and ark, forty-seventh cepted and acknowledged

problem of Euclid, hour glass, Most Excellent master,

229

scythe and the three steps, 186 Ode to be performed at the clos-

Wustration of the inaster's de.

ing in this degree.

230

gree,

189

The five points of fellowship

CHAPTER XV.

explained,

190 | Observations on the seventh, or

Advantages which the worthy degree of Royal Arch Mason, 234

brother may derive from this Scripture passages elucidatory of

degree,

191

this degree,

235

.

225

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Extracts from scripture, to be

CHAPTER XX.

read at opening,

238 Constitution of the grand encamp-

Prayer reirearsed claring the cer- ment of Knights Templars and
emony of exaltation to the de- the appendant orders,

300
gree of Royal Arch Mason, 239 By-laws and regulations of the
Another,

240 grand and subordinate encamp-

Particulars relative to the Tem-

ments,

306

ple of Solomon, which none

List of the various Masonic De-
but the R. A. Mason can un-

grees,

316

derstand,

248 Observations thereon,

317

Charge to a newly exalted com- Remarks on the degree of Royal
panion,

252 Master, and Noah's Ark, 318
Ceremony of closing a Chapter, 253 Knight of the Red Cross. 319
Ode to be performed at the ex-
altation of a brother, or at the

ADDITIONAL PRAYERS,
consecration of a Chapter of

Prayer to be used at the consti.

Royal Arch Masons.

254 tuting and opening of a Grand

Lodge,

328

CHAPTER XVI.

Another by brother Wm. Smith,

Observations on the order of

D. D. late grand secretary of

High Priest, with appropri-

the G. L. of Pennsylvania, 329

ate passages from holy writ. 257 Another used by Jewish Freema-

sons,

350

CHAPTER XVII.

Another used by the Primitive

Of the governinent of Royal Arch

Christian masons,

331

Chapters,

260

Another at the initiation of a can-

Powers vested in the grand offi-

didate,

ibid

263

A praver used in the High
General Grand Royal Arch Constita. Knights Templars encamp-
tion, for the United States of Ameri. ment.

332
rii, as revised in the city of New-

APPENDIX.
l'ork, A. D. 1816, 1. L. 5816.

Of the General Grand Chapter, 265

Elucidations of certain Scriptural

Plates.

Of the state Grand Royal Arch

Banners of the twelve tribes ex-

Chapters,

267

plained,

24

Of the subordinate Chapters and

lodges,

270

Abstract of proceedings relating

to the Union of freemasons in

Of constituting new Chapters

272

South Carolina, and likewise in

Charge to the H. P.

2776

List of the present grand officers. 277

England, Ireland, and Scot-

land,

32

CHAPTER XVIII.

History of Freemasonry in

America,

61

Observations on the order of

Commencement of Masonry in

Knighthood,

278

America,

62

Of Knights Templars, Knights of

List of the Grand and Subordi-

Malta, &c.

280

nate Lodges in the U. States. 67

Scripture passages, the corner

stone of the order,

291 ADDITIONAL HYMNS AND ODES

The arrangement of an encamp-

When Earth's foundation, &c. 83

ment of Knights Templars, 293

Let Masonry from pole to pole,

85

Exhortation.

294

Give thanks to God most high, 88

CHAPTER XIX.

Unto thee great God belong, . 90

Knights of Malta.

298'Knight Templar's Song.

91

cers.

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