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THE GRAND MASTER A SELF-CONSTITUTED TRIAD
ON FREEMASONRY. BY THE REV. G. OLIVER, D.D.
THE FREEMASONS' LEXICON
THE GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND

THE VICISSITUDES OF THE NEAPOLITAN MASONRY

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TO THE PROVINCIAL MEMBERS OF GRAND LODGE

MISSILES FROM THE MOON

GREAT SOLAR SPOT

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

POETRY

MASONIC INTELLIGENCE :

SUPREME GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS

OF ENGLAND

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UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND
QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION
GRAND CONCLAVE OF ENGLAND AND WALES

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SCOTLAND

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IRELAND

FOREIGN
AMERICA (U. s.)
INDIA

LITERARY NOTICES

POSTSCRIPT

TO CORRESPONDENTS

GOVERNMENT OF FRANCE. A deputation of the members of the masonic lodge, the Grand Orient, in their full attire of ceremony, yesterday arrived at the Hotel de Ville to hand in to the Provisional Government their adhesion to the Republic. They were received by MM. Crémieux, Garnier Pages, and Paguerre, all wearing their masonic orders. M. Bertrand, ex-president of the tribunal of commerce, representing the Grand Master, delivered a loyal address, which was most favourably responded to by M. Crémieux, after which the deputation withdrew, amidst cries of "Vive la Republique!-Morning Chronicle, March 10.

THE MASTERS', PAST MASTERS, AND WARDENS' CLUB.

The formation of this association is looked to with the most intense interest; there appears no other mode by which the influence of the purple in esse, and the subservience of those who aspire to it in posse, can be controlled. It is not attempted to be denied, inasmuch as it cannot be concealed, that independent of the influence of those on the dais, as merely assembling on the occasion of debate, that the forthcoming business is not merely previously canvassed, but that arrangements are made to effect the wishes of the “managing clique." This was many years felt to be so oppressive to the vital interests of the Order, that < the club” was established as a counterpoise to this baneful cliqueism --and it succeeded in defeating it; and having done so, it suspended its meetings. Circumstances most imperatively call for its revival, and we hope it will be revived with even more than its former moral energy; and that its having for its objects, the dignity and independence of Freemasonry, its members, which already embrace the stalwart and the free-minded, may be as united as their cause is noble.

“ Tho'opposed by many a foe,,,
Masonic soldier! onward go.'

OXFORD.-Alfred Lodge, Dec. 21.—Bro. R. J. Spiers received, at the hands of the W. Master, a splendid Past Master's jewel, presented by the lodge in grateful testimony of their personal esteem, and appreciation of his zeal in the cause of Masonry. We regret that we are compelled to be thus brief in our record.

Our kind contemporary, the Oxford University Herald, has enabled us to report that at the Boys' School Festival, on the 22nd, the company, nearly two hundred, under the presidency of Bro. B. B. Cabbell

, M.P., were highly delighted, and that the collection exceeded 4501. ; thus London masonic intelligence of importance reaches us before the Secretary of the Institution can find time to report.

CONTENT S.

PAGE

THE GRAND MASTER

- 117 MASONIC REPROOF

- 124 ON FREEMASONRY. BY THE REV. G. OLIVER, D.D.

- 125 THE FREEMASONS' LEXICON

- 135 MASONIC RECORD

- 142 NEAPOLITAN MASONRY

- 147 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

. 156 MASONIC INTELLIGENCE : PAST MASTER'S CLUB

- 162 UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND

. 163 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION

- 174 GRAND CONCLAVE OF ENGLAND AND WALES

. 180 THE EARLY GRAND ENCAMPMENT OF ENGLAND

• 182 THE FREDERICK ENCAMPMENT

- 182 SUPREME GRAND COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND AND WALES

183 RE-UNION OF BURLINGTON AND BANK OF ENGLAND LODGES 184 THE CHARITIES

- 185 CHIT CHAT

- 195 OBITUARY

- 200 PROVINCIAL

- 203 SCOTLAND

- 211 IRELAND

. 212 FOREIGN

- 215 INDIA

- 217

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GENERAL ASSURANCE ADVOCATE

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STATISTICS OF INSURANCE COMPANIES

LITERARY NOTICES

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TO CORRESPONDENTS

GENERAL ASSURANCE ADVOCATE,

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FREEMASONS QUARTERLY REVIEW.

The Proprietor of the “ Freemasons' Quarterly Review,” who has for many years devoted much attention to the subject of Assurance, and has also been an active co-operator in extending its benefits, has determined to add to the present size of that Review, and to devote the additional space to the advocacy of the principles of Assurance, and the present number is accordingly published under the above compound title.

The portion devoted to the development of the principles and practice of Assurance, will contain original articles bearing on the state of the law-indicating the nature of necessary reforms, and the means best calculated for obtaining them, and showing the advantages to arise from a judicious use by the people of the means within their reach, and the resources practically at their command for that purpose. Assurance, as a science yet in its infancy, will be written upon with a view to its improvement; and delusive schemes, holding out promises of advantages incapable of realization, will be unflinchingly and impartially exposeil. Statistics and memoranda, having reference to Assurance, will be carefully collected, arranged, and commented upon; and matters having an indirect influence upon the subject-such as the Sanitory state of the kingdom, and the prominent and avoidable causes of disease and death, will meet with due consideration.

When it is considered that scarcely one in three hundred of our population have availed themselves of the advantages which Life Assurance holds out to them, it does not seem improbable that a calm and impartial consideration of the subject, by an organ especially devoted to it, will be productive of considerable good; and when attention is paid to the fact, that the aggregate capital represented by policies amounts to the vast sum of £1,000,000,000, it does not appear an unreasonable supposition that both Assurers and Assured will, with such immense interests at stake, consider it a matter both of interest and duty to support in their several ways a properly organized and conducted periodical devoted to the examination and consideration of their interests.

Such a periodical the Proprietor, aided by his long practical experience of the subject, hopes to be able to render the “ General Assurance Advocate, and Freemasons' Quarterly Review ;” and he is enabled to offer this further advantage—that the publicity of his efforts will not rest upon any mere speculative probability of the circulation which the Assurance Advocate may obtain, the “ Freemasons' Quarterly Review," having a large bona fide circulation among an Order, the members of which, actuated as they are by feelings of universal brotherhood and benevolence, must feel an interest in any subject calculated to promote the welfare of the community at large. Life Assurance, as such a beneficial means, is peculiarly capable of being favourably recommended to their notice, as almost the only commercial principle acting by association instead of competition, the progress of which is at once an indication of the social advancement of the people, and an engine for their further improvement and prosperity.

The Proprietor has submitted these preliminary views in full confidence of a cordial and generous co-operation.

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