The Constitutions of the Free-masons: Containing the History, Charges, Regulations, &c. of that Most Ancient and Right Worshipful Fraternity. For the Use of the Lodges

W. Hunter, 1850 - 294 pagina's
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Pagina 229 - But though in ancient times, masons were charged in every country to be of the religion of that country or nation, whatever it was, yet 'tis now thought more expedient only to oblige them to that religion in which all men agree, leaving their particular opinions to themselves...
Pagina 233 - But with respect to Brothers or Fellows at law, the Master and Brethren should kindly offer their mediation, which ought to be thankfully submitted to by the contending Brethren ; and, if that submission is impracticable, they must, however, carry on their process or law-suit without wrath and rancor...
Pagina 231 - You are not to hold private Committees, or separate Conversation, without leave from the Master, nor to talk of any thing impertinent or unseemly, or interrupt the Master or Wardens, or any Brother speaking to the Master...
Pagina 229 - Of Lodges. A lodge is a place where masons assemble and work: Hence that assembly, or duly organized society of masons, is called a lodge, and every brother ought to belong to one, and to be subject to its by-laws, and the general regulations.
Pagina 228 - . Extracted from the Ancient Records of Lodges beyond sea, and of those in England, Scotland and Ireland, for me use of the Lodges in London: To be read at the making of New Brethren, or when the Master shall order it.
Pagina 232 - ... as what never yet conduced to the welfare of the lodge, nor ever will.
Pagina 233 - But if you discover him to be a true and genuine brother, you are to respect him accordingly; and if he is in want, you must relieve him if you can, or else direct him how he may be relieved...
Pagina 229 - ... and honesty, by whatever denominations or persuasions they may be distinguished; whereby Masonry becomes the centre of union, and the means of conciliating true friendship among persons that must have remained at a perpetual distance.
Pagina 233 - But you are not charged to do beyond your ability, only to prefer a poor brother, that is a good man and true, before any other poor people in the same circumstances.

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