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What sort of masons are fit to govern lodges 77

OLD CHARGES OF FREE-MASONS

1 Concerning God and religion

2 Of the civil magistrate, supreme and subordinate

3 Concerning a lodge

4 Of masters, wardens, fellow-crafts and apprentices

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5 Of the management of the craft in working 83 6 Free-masons behaviour in the lodge before closing, after closing, without strangers, amongst strangers, and in the neighbourhood, &c.likewise to foreign brothers, and behind a brothers back, as well as before. his face

7 Concerning law suits

Charge to a new admitted brother
Manner of constituting a lodge

Prayer at the opening of a lodge or making
a new brother, &c. used by jewish free-ma-

sons

A prayer used amongst the primitive chris

tian masons

Another, now in general use

The royal arch prayer

The general regulations shewing the grand

officers power in all lodges

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II. Who ought to preside in the absence of the master of a particular lodge.

III. Transactions fit to be written to be kept on record.

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IV. No lodge to be moved from their stated place of meeting without previous notice to the grand secretary

V. Dispensations how obtained

VI. Concerning visitors

VII. Concerning the admission of a new member with regard to a particular lodge and grand fund

VIII. Of clandestine makings, and how all par ties are to be treated

Lodges ceasing to meet shall lose their precedency

IX. The manner of removing lodges

X. lodges when congregated have a power to instruct their officers when going to the grand lodge

XI. All regular lodges should follow one method XII. What makes a grand lodge, and who are the members

XIII. Business of the grand lodge, &c.

Lists of members to be sent to the grand secretary

The grand secretary, and grand treasurer, members of the grand lodge by virtue of their offices Grand pursuviant and grand tyler no members of the grand lodge

XIV. Who shall preside in the grand master's ab

sence

XV. Who shall preside in the grand warden's absence

XVI. All applications should be made to the deputy grand master

XVII. A grand officer may be an officer of a particular lodge but not act as such in the grand lodge

XVIII. Who should supply the deputy's absence, and how the deputy and grand wardens are to be chosen

XIX. The grand master abusing his authority

how he is to be treated

XX. Grand visitation of lodges, and constitution of new lodges

XXI. Who should fill the chair in the absence of the grand master and his deputy

XXII. Concerning the meeting and business on St. John's day

Election of grand officers

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XXIII. Choice and installation of grand master XXIV. Concerning ditto

XXV. The grand master has power to chuse his

deputy and the grand lodge can chuse grand wardens

XXVI. Installation by proxy

XXVII. Power of making new regulations vested in the general grand lodge

p. 99 to 125 XXVIII. Regulations for the government

of the lodge during the time of business

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Regulations for charity

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The warden's song

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The fellow-craft's song

The enter'd 'prentices song

As I at Wheeler's lodge one night

A mason's daughter fair and young
A health to our sisters let's drink
An ode on masonry by J. Banks
As masons once on Skinner's plain...
Attend attend the strains

An ode

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As long as our coasts does with whiteness

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Arise gentle muse who with wisdom inspires 187

An ode by E. Fenner

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Come come my

Bless'd be the day that gave to me

Begin O ye muses a free masons strain

Come are you prepared

Come follow, follow me..

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brethren dear

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Come boys let us more liquor get

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Come ye elves that be

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EPILOGUES.

With what malicious joy 'ere I knew better
Well here I'm come to let you know my

thoughts

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Where are these Hydras let me vent my spleen 201 Well heaven's be prais'd the mighty secret's out 202 SONGS.

From the depths let us raise

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Guardian genius of our art divine

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Hail sacred art by heaven design'd

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How bless'd are we from ignorance freed

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Hail sacred art by heaven design'd, a gracious,

&c.

Hail masonry divine

How happy a mason whose bosom still flows
If unity be good in every degree
King Solomon that wise projector

Let malicious people censure

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Let masons be merry each night when they

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PROLOGUES

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If to delight and humanize the mind
As a wild rake that courts a virgin fair
As some crack'd chymist of projecting brain
You've seen me oft in gold and ermin drest
While others sing of wars and martial feats
I Darby Mulroony from Moat of Gren Oge
God save you gentle-folks both great and small 204

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Pray lend me your ears my dear brethren awhile 165 Some folks have with curious impertinence

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Sing to the honour of those

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