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Էջ 647 - Behaviour after the Lodge is over and the Brethren not gone. You may enjoy yourself with innocent mirth, treating one another according to ability, but avoiding all excess, or forcing any Brother to eat or drink beyond his inclination, or hindering him from going when his occasions call him, or doing or saying anything offensive, or that may forbid an easy and free conversation ; for that would blast our harmony and defeat our laudable purposes.
Էջ 645 - So that if a Brother should be a Rebel against the State, he is not to be countenanced in his Rebellion, however he may be pitied as an unhappy man ; and, if convicted of no other crime, though the loyal Brotherhood must and ought to disown his Rebellion, and give no Umbrage or .Ground of Political Jealousy to the Government for the time being; they cannot expel him from the Lodge, and his Relation to it remains indefeasible.
Էջ 645 - Nation, nor to behave himself undutifully to inferior Magistrates ; for as Masonry hath been always injured by War, Bloodshed, and Confusion, so Ancient Kings and Princes have been much...
Էջ 644 - A mason is obliged, by his tenure, to obey the moral law ; and if he rightly understands the art, he will never be a stupid atheist, nor an irreligious libertine. But though in ancient times masons were charged in every country to be of the religion of that country or nation, whatever it was, yet it is now thought more expedient only to oblige them to that religion in which all men agree, leaving their particular opinions to themselves...
Էջ 647 - Master, nor to talk of any thing impertinent or unseemly, nor interrupt the Master or Wardens, or any brother speaking to the Master ; nor behave yourself ludicrously or jestingly, while the lodge is engaged in what is serious and solemn ; nor use any unbecoming language upon any pretence whatsoever ; but to pay due reverence to your Master. Wardens, and Fellows, and put them to worship.28 If any complaint be brought, the brother found guilty shall stand to the award and determination of the lodge...
Էջ 650 - Nor is this inherent privilege subject to a dispensation; because the members of a particular lodge, are the best judges of it; and if a fractious member should be imposed on them, it might spoil their harmony, or hinder their freedom; or even break and disperse the lodge; which ought to be avoided by all good and true brethren.
Էջ 88 - That such as were to be admitted Master-Masons, or masters of work, should be examined whether they be able of cunning to serve their respective lords, as well the lowest as the highest, to the honour and worship of the aforesaid art. and to the profit of their lords ; for they be their lords that employ and pay them for their service and travel.
Էջ 648 - ... rancor, (not in the common way,) saying or doing nothing which may hinder Brotherly Love, and good offices to be renewed and continued; that all may see the benign influence of Masonry, as all true Masons have done from the beginning of the world, and will do to the end of time.