The Old Charges of British Freemasons

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Simpkin, Marshall, & Company, 1872 - 90 pages
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Page 26 - Ewclyde, and said to the King and to all his great lords: 'If yee will, take me your children to governe, and to teach them one of the Seaven...
Page 20 - Sea, and of those in England, Scotland, and Ireland, for the use of 'the Lodges in London.
Page 65 - And that no master or fellow supplant others of their worke, (that is to say) that if he hath taken a worke, or else stand master of any worke, that he shall not put him out, unless he be unable of cunning to make an end of his worke.
Page 30 - That every Mason receive and cherish strange fellowes when they come over the countrie, and set them on worke if they will worke as. the manner is ; (that is to say) if the Mason have any mould stone in his place, he shall give him a mould stone, and sett him on worke ; and if he have none, the Mason shall refresh him with money unto the next lodge.
Page 71 - Common Law ; Alsoe thatt noe mason make moulds, Square or Rule to any Rough Layers, Alsoe thatt noe Mason sett any Layer within a Lodge or without to Hew or mould stones with noe mould of his own makeing...
Page 33 - Assemble at Yorke, and there he made Masons, and gave them charges, and taught them the manners, and commanded that rule to be kept ever after, and tooke then the Chartour and Commission to keepe, and made ordinance that it should be renewed from Kinge to Kinge.
Page 33 - ... and tooke upon him the charges and manners; and afterwards, by the grace of God, he was elect to be Kinge of France.
Page 65 - That he that be made be able in all degrees ; that is, free-born, of a good kindred, true, and no bondsman, and that he have his right limbs as a man ought to have.
Page 70 - Masons that were now, and sett them on Work and gave them Charges and Manners and good pay as he had learned of other Masons, and confirmed them a Charter from yeare to yeare to hold their Assembly when they would, and cherished them right well, and thus came this Noble Craft into France.
Page 18 - The Old Constitutions belonging to the Ancient and Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons. Taken from a Manuscript wrote above five hundred years since.

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