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Illustrations of Masonry | William Preston

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In a great measure, this work explained and taught Freemasonry to Masons around the world. So popular was Preston’s “Illustrations of Masonry” that the author saw it published in twelve editions during his lifetime, as well as being translated into several languages. This is one of the true Masonic bestselling classics.

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PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

BOOK I THE EXCELLENCY OF MASONRY DISPLAYED

SECTION I
Reflections On Symmetry And Proportion In The Works Of Nature And On The Harmony And Affection Among The Various Species Of Beings.

SECTION II
The Advantages Resulting From Friendship

SECTION III
The Origin Of Masonry And Its General Advantages

SECTION IV
Masonry Considered Under Two Denominations

SECTION V
The Government Of The Fraternity

SECTION VI
The Secrets Of Masonry Ought Not To Be Publicly Exposed Reasons Why The Secrets Of Masonry Ought Not To Be Publicly Exposed; And The Importance Of Those Secrets Demonstrated

SECTION VII
Few Societies Exempted From Censure. Irregularities Of
Masons No Argument Against The Institution.

SECTION VIII
Charity Distinguishes Masons

SECTION IX
The Discernment Displayed By Masons The Choice Of Objects Of Charity

SECTION X
Friendly Admonitions

BOOK II | AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE LECTURES

SECTION I
General Remarks

SECTION II
Ceremony Of Opening And Closing The Lodge
A Prayer Used At Closing The Lodge.
Charges And Regulations For The Conduct And Behaviour Of Masons
Ancient Charges
On The Management Of The Craft In Working
Laws For The Government Of The Lodge
Charge On The Behaviour Of Masons

SECTION III
Remarks On The First Lecture
The First Section
The Second Section
The Third Section
Charge At Initiation Into The First Degree
Eulogium
The Fourth Section
The Fifth Section
The Sixth Section

SECTION IV
Remarks On The Second Lecture
The First Section
Charge At Initiation Into The Second Degree
The Second Section
The Third Section
Invocation
The Fourth Section

SECTION V
Remarks On The Third Lecture
The First Section
The Second Section
The Third Section
The Fourth Section
The Fifth Section
The Sixth Section
The Seventh Section
The Eighth Section
The Ninth Section
The Tenth Section
The Eleventh Section
The Twelfth Section

SECTION VI
Of The Ancient Ceremonies Of The Order
The Manner Of Constituting The Lodge
Ceremony Of Constitution
Ceremony Of Consecration
Ceremony Of Installation
The Ceremony Observed At Laying The Foundation Stones Of Public Structures
The Ceremony At The Dedication Of Masons’ Halls
The Ceremony Observed At Funerals, According To Ancient Custom With The Service Used On That Occasion
The Funeral Service

BOOK III | THE PRINCIPLES OF MASONRY EXPLAINED

SECTION I
A Letter From The Learned Mr. John Locke To…
Certayne Questyons, With Answeres To The Same…
A Glossary Of Antiquated Words In The Foregoing Manuscript

SECTION II
Remarks On The Preceding Manuscript And The Annotations Of Mr. Locke

BOOK IV | THE HISTORY OF MASONRY IN ENGLAND

SECTION I
Masonry Introduced Into England…

SECTION II
Masonry In England From 557 To 1190 And The Templars

SECTION III
Masonry In England From 1216 To 1461
Masons Shall Not Confederate In Chapters Or Congregations

SECTION IV
Masonry In The South Of England, From, 1471 To 1567 117

SECTION V
Masonry From The Reign Of Elizabeth To The Fire Of London In 1666

SECTION VI
Masonry In England From The Fire Of London To George I 123
The History of Masonry in England from the Fire of London to the Accession of George I

SECTION VII
History Of The Revival Of Masonry In The South Of England

SECTION VIII
From Revival In The South Of England Till The Death Of King George I

SECTION IX
Masonry In England During The Reign Of King George II

SECTION X
South England From George III To The End Of The Year 1779

SECTION XI
Remarkable Events From 1779 To 1791

SECTION XII
Masonry In England From 1792 To 1795

SECTION XIII
The History Of Masonry From 1795, To The End Of 1800
Form Of Certificate
Form Of Register

SECTION XIV
History From 1800, To The End Of The Year 1801

SECTION XV
History Of Masonry From 1801 To 1812

A COLLECTION OF ODES, ANTHEMS, AND SONGS

ENDNOTES

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ISBN

978-84-17732-93-6

Pages

343

Author

William Preston