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 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 10 - In ancient times the Christian Masons were charged to comply with the Christian usages of each country where they travelled or worked...
Page 197 - ... his virtues may have claimed. Suffer the apologies of human nature to plead in his behalf. Perfection on earth has never been attained; — the wisest, as well as the best of...
Page 29 - Before those who are not masons, you must be cautious in your words and carriage ; so that the most penetrating stranger shall not be able to discover what is not proper to be intimated.
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 9 - A Mason is obliged by his tenure to observe the moral law, as a true Noachida; and if he rightly understands the Craft, he will never be a stupid Atheist, nor an irreligious libertine, nor act against conscience. "In...
Page 22 - No set or number of brethren shall withdraw, or separate themselves from the lodge in which they were made brethren, or were afterwards admitted members...
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.