The Constitution and Regulations of the Society of Ancient Masons, in Virginia: Containing, 1st. The Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, Published in the New Ahiman Rezon, in 1791. 2d. Such Regulations of a General and Permanent Nature, as Have Been Passed by the Grand Lodge Since the Publication of the New Ahiman Rezon, Up to 11th December, 1817. 3d. A Methodical Digest of the Constitution and Regulations Now in Force, Drawn from the Foregoing Sources

John Warrock, 1818 - 203 pages

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Page 2 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page 15 - ... not get him again. Follow after him no more, for he is too far off ; he is as a roe escaped out of the snare. As for a wound, it may be bound up, and after reviling there may be reconciliation ; but he that bewrayeth secrets, is without hope.
Page 56 - My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Page 14 - Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another: lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
Page 24 - ... the general regulations. He must attend all meetings, when duly summoned, unless he can offer to the Master and Wardens such plea of necessity for his absence as the said laws and regulations may admit. By the ancient rules and usages of Masonry, which are generally adopted among the by-laws of every lodge, no plea was judged sufficient to excuse any absentee, unless he could satisfy the lodge that he was detained by some extraordinary and unforeseen necessity.
Page 15 - Whoso discovereth secrets, loseth his credit, and shall never find a friend to his mind. Love thy friend and be faithful unto him; but if thou...
Page 16 - Every person desiring admission must also be upright in body, not deformed or dismembered, at the time of making, but of hale and entire limbs, as a man ought to be.
Page 24 - Office, not all together, but one after another; and after each of them, the Grand Master, or his Deputy, shall rehearse the short and pithy Charge that is suitable to the thing presented.
Page 21 - No Lodge shall make more than Five new Brethren at one Time, nor any Man under the Age of Twenty-five, who must be also his own Master ; unless by a Dispensation from the Grand Master or his Deputy.
Page 12 - He is to seek and acquire, as far as possible, the virtues of patience, meekness, self-denial, forbearance, and the like, which give him the command over himself, and enable him to govern his own family with affection, dignity and prudenre : at the same time checking every disposition injurious to the world, and promoting that love and service which Brethren of the same household owe to each other.

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