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An essential source for anyone interested in exploring the inner mysteries of the Masonic Fraternity.

Contents:

The Design;
On the Rites, Ceremonies and Institutions of the Ancients;
The Nature of the Lodge;
Furniture of the Lodge;
The Apparel and Jewels of Masons;
The Temple at Jerusalem;
On Geometry;
The Master Mason’s Order;
The Secrecy of Masons;
On Charity;
On Brotherly Love;
On the Occupations of Masons; and A Corollary.

  

THE AUTHOR’S ADDRESS PREFIXED TO THE SECOND EDITION (New York, 1855)

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TO THE ANCIENT AND HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS.

Brethren, — The following Lectures were composed
for the use of the Barnard Castle Lodge of Concord,
over which I presided for several successive years.
Explanatory notes are given to support my positions,
or exemplify the principles of the work.
These Lectures* it is hoped, may serve to detect the
wretched artifices used by wicked men to impose upon
the world; and may also excite in you the due exercise
of those moral works which our profession enjoins.
From the nature of our Society and its laws, it is
difficult to write on the subject of Masonry. We are
not allowed that explicit language any other topic
would admit of. The moral intention of the work
must plead for what is couched in allegory, or com-
prehended in that peculiarity of language which our
mysteries prescribe.
To this edition many valuable Lectures, Observations,
and Proofs, are added.

The Author.

The Spirit of Masonry

By: William Hutchinson (Author)

1775. An essential source for anyone interested in exploring the inner mysteries of the Masonic Fraternity. Contents: The Design; On the Rites, Ceremonies and Institutions of the Ancients; The Nature of the Lodge; Furniture of the Lodge; The Apparel and Jewels of Masons; The Temple at Jerusalem; On Geometry; The Master Mason’s Order; The Secrecy of Masons; On Charity; On Brotherly Love; On the Occupations of Masons; and A Corollary.

 

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