A Candid Disquisition of the Principles and Practices of the Most Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons: Together with Some Strictures on the Origin, Nature, and Design of that Institution. ... By Wellins Calcott, P.M.
author, 1769 - 243 pages
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Page 184 - In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; But he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt and changeth not. He that putteth not out his money to usury, Nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
Page 77 - ... many Masons from France, who were appointed overseers thereof, and brought with them the charges and regulations of the lodges...
Page 233 - No prying eye can view us here ; No fool or knave difturb our cheer : Our well-form'd laws fet mankind free, And give relief to mifery : The poor> dpprefs'd with woe and grief, Gain from our bounteous hands relief.
Page 89 - I know not what effect the sight of this old paper may have upon your lordship ; but, for my own part, I cannot deny that it has so much raised my curiosity as to induce me to enter myself into the fraternity, which I am determined to do (if I may be admitted), the next time I go to London, and that will be shortly. I am, my lord, Your lordship's most obedient, And most humble servant, JOHN LOCKE.
Page 194 - where two or three are gathered together in thy name, thou wilt be in the midst of them, and bless them.
Page 228 - tis That, They cannot tell What, Why so many GREAT MEN of the Nation Should Aprons put on, To make themselves one With a Free and an Accepted MASON.
Page 101 - I., 1430, that patron of learning, countenancing the lodges with his presence, "as the Royal Grand Master; till he settled an yearly income of four pounds Scots, to be paid by every Master Mason in Scotland, to a Grand Master chosen by the Brethren, and approved of by the crown, one nobly born, or an eminent clergyman, who had his deputies in cities and counties; and every new Brother, at entrance, paid him also a fee.
Page 182 - ... to speak ill of him who hath done you good. Consider also, whether you may not come hereafter to be acquainted with him, related to him, or in want of his...