This excerpt is a powerful tool when researching the early movements of the Ancient Craft in its first 100 Years prior to the creation Grand Lodge of London and Westminster on June 24, 1717. Prior to 1717 there were lodges in England, Scotland and Ireland.
Found in the below book:
ARS QUATOR CORONATORUM: Being the Transactions of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, London. Volume XXV 1912 Page 353-382
A TENTATIVE LIST OF ENGLISH ON FREEMASONRY , PUBLISHED BEFORE 1751
A Booke in Englysh | metre , of the great Marchaunt man called | DIUES PRAGMATICUS , very preaty for children | to rede : whereby they may the better and more readyer , rede and | wryte wares and Imple mentes , in this world | contayned | . Imprinted at Lon- don in Aldersgate strete , by Alexander | Lacy , dwellyng – beside the Well . I The xxv . of Aprell , 1563. |
This is the earliest known work in which the word ” Freemason ” appears in print . It was re – produced in facsimile from the copy in the John Rylands Library , with an Introduction by PERCY E. NEWBERY , and Remarks on the Vocabulary and Dialect , with a Glossary by HENRY C. WYLD in 1910 ( Quaritch ) .
A Survay of London . by John Stow . Contains a reference to Masons ‘ Hall ( p . 226 ) . In the second edition , 1605 , there is a reference to the Masons ‘ Company on p . 541. Each subsequent edition of the book doubtless contains similar references .
THE BOOKE OF FIVE COLLUMNES OF ARCHITECTURE ,. Drawne and counterfeited after the right Semetry and cunning measure of Free Masons ; Gathered with great diligence by Hans Bloome out of Antiquities the benefit of Free – Masons , Carpenters , Goldsmithes , Painters , Carvers , Inlayers , Anticke – Cutters , and all others that delight to practice with the compasse and square . Translated out of Latine into English by I.T. London , Printed for the Widow of Hans Wontnell by S. Stafford , 1608 . I have seen an earlier edition dated 1601 .
A Description of the Five Orders of Columnes and Tearms of Architecture : according to the ancient Use and best Rules .. Drawn and Described ( with great Care and Diligence ) after the right Symmetry and Measure of Free Masons . By Hans Bloome . For the use and Benefit of Free Masons , Carpenters Joyners London , [ circa 1610 ] There is a copy in the B.M. 558 * d 14 , but the title is mutilated .
The Muses Threnodie , | or , | Mirthful Mournings , on the death of Master Gall . . . . . . . | By Mr. H. Adamson . . . . . | Printed at Edinburgh in King James College , | by George Anderson . 1638 A.Q.C. XX . , 357 | It contains the following lines on f . 32 : For we be brethren of the Rosie Crosse : We have the Mason word and second sight . [ 3 ] 1688 . [ 4 ] It is the earliest reference in print to the Mason’s word , and I think , is also earlier than any manuscript reference . There is a copy in the B.M. ( C 39 c 10 ) .
Love’s welcome . The King and Queen’s Entertainment at Bolsover , at the Earl of Newcastle’s , the 30th of July 1634 ( By Ben Jonson ) First printed in the folio edition of Jonson’s Works 1 41. It contains a character , Maul , a freemason . Kloss also cites Ben Jonson’s Alchemist 1612 , but I have been unable to find any direct Masonic allusion in it .
WALTON’S COMPLETE ANGLER . It has been suggested by some writers that a passage on p . 12 relating to the columns erected by Seth must have been derived from an old MS . of the Constitutions . The suggestion is untenable the passage is inspired by a similar one in Markham’s ” Country Contentments , ” and amplified from Chap . 2 of Josephus .
The Present State of London , or Memorial comprehending a full and succinct Account of the Ancient and Modern State thereof . 1681. By Thomas De Laune . 12mo . [ 7 ] At p . 319 , a short notice , ” The Company of Masons , called Free – Masons , were a ” loving Brotherhood for many Ages with wood – cut of the Company’s arms . There is a later edition of 1690 , entitled ‘ ngliae Metropolis , ” etc.
THE | Natural History | or | STAFFORD – SHIRE . | BY | ROBERT PLOT . LLD . | . . . | OXFORD | Printed at the Theater , Anno M.DC. LXXXVI . . [ 8 ] This passage relating to Freemasons is found on pp . 316-318 . Plot states that he quotes Ex Rotulo membranaceo penes Comentariorum Societatem . It was reprinted in Gould ii . , 164 , 165 , and elsewhere , many times .
THE ACADEMY OF ARMORY OR , | A STOKEHOUSE OF ARMORY | AND | BLAZON . | CONTAINING | The several variety of Created Beings and how bol u in Coats of Arms . WITH | The Instrumen used in all Trades and Sciences . . CHESTER , By Randle Holme of the City of Chester Printer for the Author , MDCLXXXVIII . Folio The portions relating to Freemasonry are reprinted by Gould ii . , 180 , 181. The final portion of the book which had remained in MS . ( Harl . 2033 2035 ) was edited by J. H. Jeayes and privately printed for the Roxburghe Club , 1905. The only reference to Freemasonry I have found in this last part is a description of the Arms of the ” Masons or Freemasons ” on p . 407 .
A New View of London ; | or an | Ample account of that city , | . . . | London , Printed for John Nicholson . . . 1708 . Contains ( p . 611 ) an account of Masons ‘ Hall in Masons ‘ Alley and a short account of the Freemasons ‘ Company . ( B.M. 2065a . )
THE TATLER , June 9 . Gould ii . , 275 , 276 ; A.Q.C. i . , 52. 70
” But my reason for troubling you at this present is to put a stop , if it may be , to an insinuating set of people , who sticking to the Letter of your treatise , and not to the spirit of it , do assume the Name of Pretty Fellows ; nay and even get new Names as you very well hint . They have got their signs and tokens like Free – Masons . “
The Tatler, May 2 Gould ii, 276; A.Q.C., I., 70
“One … would think that they had some secret intimation of each other like the Freemasons.”
MEMOIRS OF THE | LIFE | OF THAT | Learned Antiquary , | ELIAS ASHMOLE , Esq . drawn up by himself by way of Diary . | With an APPENDIX of original | LETTERS . | Publish’d by CHARLES BURMAN , Esq .; | LONDON , | Printed for J. Roberts , near the Ox – ford – Arms , in Warwick – Lane , 1717. |
A.Q.C. xi . , 5 ; xxv . , 237 . In some copies of this book the price 1/6 is mentioned on the half title , in some copies it is omitted .
THE ANTIQUITIES | OF | BERKSHIRE . | By ELIAS ASHMOLE , Esq ; | . London | Printed for E. Curll in Fleetstreet . | M. DCC . XIX The Introduction contains a Memoir of Ashmole . Later editions were issued in 1723 and 1726 . Reprinted in part by Gould ii . , 17 .
Post Boy, June 24/27 A.Q.C. xxii . , 68 .
Records G.L. meeting of June 24th and installation of the Duke of Montagu as G.M.
APPLEBEE’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , Aug 5 A.Q.C. xxii . , 68
Paragraph referring to the initiation of the Duke of Wharton during the preceding week at the King’s Arms Tavern . He was elected G.M. Jan. 17th , 1722-3 . ( Const . 1738 , p . 114-115 ) .
Read’s Weekly Journal A.Q.C. xxii . , 68 .
APPLEBEE’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , Sep. 9 . A.Q.O. xxii . , 68 .
Records the initiation of Mr. Innys and Mr. Cousins ; and also at the Cheshire Cheese of John Kirk , Thos . Harbin , Geo . Gibson , Stn Evans , and Thos . Buckley .
MIST’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , Oct. 14 . A.Q.C. xxii . , 69 .
Records the initiation of Robert Normon , at the Greyhound Tavern
APPLEBEE’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , Dec. 23 . A.Q.C. xxii . , 69 .
Records the intended ( but unfulfilled ) admission of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales into Freemasonry .
An Historical account of the Blue Blanket : | or , | Crafts – mens Banner . I containing the Fundamental Principles of the | Good – town , with the Powers and Prerogatives of the Crafts of Edinburgh , & c . | By Alexander Pennecuik Burgess and Guild – Brother of Edinburgh , | by John Mosman and Company . . MDCCXXII . inburgh Printed . It describes the Arms of the Masons on p . 46. There is a copy in the Q.C.L. but the date is mutilated . Bro . J. T. Thorp has a copy , and states that the date is 1722 .
LONDON JOURNAL , Feb. 17 . A.Q.C. xxii . , 69
Records the admission of some ‘ Persons of Note . ‘ ” We hear that a Treatise is likely soon to appear Abroad , wherein the Author undertakes to prove , that the Gypsies are a Society of much longer standing than that of the Free – Masons . “
MIST’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , May 26 . A.Q.C. xxii . , 69 .
Records the laying of the first foundation stone above ground , of S. Martin’s in the Fields by the Society of Free – Masons . The first foundation stone below ground had been laid by the Bishop of Salisbury ( as Proxy of the King ) on March 19th , 1721-22 . See Const . 1723 , pp . 44 , 45 ( note ) .
LONDON JOURNAL , June 16 . Gould ii . , 289 ; A.Q.C. vi . , 142 ; viii . , 117 ; xxii . , 70-72 , 84 . Intimation of the Freemasons to Lord Townshend of their intention to hold a meeting at Midsummer .
LONDON JOURNAL , June , 21 , 26 .
DAILY POST , June 21 , 22 , 27 .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL OR BRITISH GAZETTEER , June 23 , 30
ST . JAMES’S JOURNAL , June 28 .
MIST’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , June 30 . These are all inspired paragraphs relating to the meeting of June 25th and the irregular election of the Duke of Wharton as G.M. , which was not countenanced until Jan. 17th , 1722-3 ( Const . 1738 , p . 114 )
POSTMAN AND THE HISTORICAL ACCOUNT , July 31 – Aug 2. Nos . 60015-60019 . A.Q.C. xxii . , 185-6 ;
A Reprint of the Roberts MS . Nos . 60016 and 60018 are missing in the file at the B.M. This most probably preceded the publication of the MS . in pamphlet form ( see the next item ) as in the preface to the latter it is stated ” It has yet seen the World but in Fragments , but is now put together as a Thing of too much significancy to pass our observation , and which will effectually vindicate the Ancient Society of Free – Masons from all that has or can be said against them . “
[ Roberts Constitutions ]
THE Old Constitutions | Belonging to the | Ancient and Honourable | SOCIETY | of | Free and Accepted | MASONS . | Taken from a Manuscript wrote about Five | Hundred Years since | LONDON : | Printed and Sold by J. ROBERTS , in | Warwick Lane , MDCCXXII . Gould i . , 75 ; Hughan’s Old Charges , 1895 , p . 121-2 ; A.Q.C. v . , 115 . The only copy at present known is that in the Library of the Grand Lodge of Iowa . It was reprinted in Spencer’s ” Old Constitutions ” 1871 , and also in the same year as a separate pamphlet
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , Dec. 1 . A.Q.C. , xxii . , 73 , 84 .
Contains The Freemason’s Health , i e . , E.A. Song ; apparently the first time this song was printed .
LONG LIVERS : | A CURIOUS HISTORY OF | Such Persons of both Sexes who have liv’d several AGES , and grown Young again : . . . . . | By Eugenius Philalethes , F.R.S. . . . . | London | . . . . . | . | London | . . . . . 1722 | A.Q.C. , v . , 115 .
The only part of this work which has the slightest interest to the Masonic student is the lengthy Dedication of 52 pages which is addressed ” TO THE GRAND MASTER , MASTERS | WARDENS and BRETHREN , OF THE Most Antient and Most Honourable | Fraternity of the | FREE | MASONS | OF Great Britain and Ireland . ” It is a good specimen of the fulsome , blandiloquent dedication of the early part of the eighteenth century . It was reprinted in the Masonic Magazine , and also in the Bain Reprints No. 2 , to which is prefixed a valuable intro . duction and bibliography of Samber’s works by R. F. Gould . ( See also Gould ii . , 124 , 125 ) . The introduction of the word ” Ireland ” is worthy of note .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , Jan. 5 .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , Jan. 12 .
Record the death and funeral respectively of Matthew Birkhead , author of the E.A. Song .
Love in a Forest A Comedy . | As it is acted at the | Theatre Royal in Drury – Lane | By His Majesty’s Servants . | By Mr Johnson . | London | Printed for W. Chetwood at Cato’s Head in | Russell S , Covent – Gardens ; & Tho . Edlin , at the Prince’s – Arms , over against Exeter – Exchange | in the Strand , 1723. ( Price $ 1 / 6 ) A.Q.C. vii . , 57 ; xxi . , 156 ; xxii . , 74 , 86 , 87 .
The dedication is addressed To the Worshipful Society | of | Free – Masons .
In it occurs the following sentence :
“it was owing only to the Unhappiness of her Sex that a most Illustrious Princess of our own cou’d not be admitted and if her Curiosity was piqued at not Knowing a Secret , perhaps it was the only Point in her whole Reign that ever the Woman got the better of the Queen . “
MIST’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , Jan. 19 . A.Q.C. , xxii . , 75 .
THE FREE MASONS ; | AN Hudibrastick POEM : | Illustrating the Whole HISTORY of the Antient Free Masons , from the Building the Tower of Babel to this Time With their Laws , Ordinances , Signs , Marks , | Messages , & c . , so long kept secret , Faith fully discover’d and made known , And the MANNER of their INSTALLATION Particularly Describ’d . | By a FREE MASON . | The SECOND EDITION . | Printed for A. Moore , near St Paul’s . 1723. ( Price Sixpence . )
A.Q.C. xxii . , 74 , 75 , 87 .
An obscene poem which however seems to have had some popularity . ( B.M. 164 , 1. 25. )
The Constitutions of the Free-Masons. Containing the History, Charges, Regulations, & c . | of that most Ancient and Right | Worshipful Fraternity . | For the Use of the Lodges . | London : Printed by William Hunter , for John Senex at the Globe , and John Hooke at the Flower – de – Luce over – against St Dunstan’s Church , in Fleet – street . | In the Year of Masonry – 5723 | Anno Domini 1723 .
A.Q.C. iv . , 91
The first edition of the Book of Constitutions . From an advertisement in The Dublin Journal , July 31st , 1725 , it appears to have been reprinted in Dublin , but no copy is known to exist . ( Gould vol . 3 , cap . 22 .; Crawley Cement . Hiber . vol . i . , Irish Const . , p . 2 ) . Later editions were published in 1738 , 1756 , 1767 , 1784 , etc. Reprinted also in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin , 1734 ; reproduced in facsimile by Masonic Histl . Society of New York , 1905 , and by the G.L. of Pennsylvania , 1906 . On pages 75 to 90 there appear The Master’s Song , The Warden’s Song , The Fellow craft’s Song and The Enter’d ‘ Prentices ‘ Song with music .
Post Boy, Feb. 28. Gould ii . , 9
Obituary notice of Sir C. Wren . Also an advertisement of the ” Book of Constitutions .
Post Boy, March 5. Gould ii . , 9 ; A.Q.C. xxii . , 74
” This evening ( Tuesday , March 5 ) the corpse of that worthy Free Mason , Sir Christopher Wren , Knight , is to be interr’d under the Dome of S. Paul’s Cathedral . “
BRITISH JOURNAL , March 9 . Gould ii . , 9 ; A.Q.C. xxii . , 74 .
” Sir Christopher Wren , that worthy Free – Mason , was splendidly interr’d in St Paul’s Church , on Tuesday Night last . ” [ 38 ] Other similar notices appeared in the Daily Post , Mist’s Weekly Journal , London Jour al , Postman , a d Read’s Weekly Journal ( see Gould ii . , 9 ) .
LONDON JOURNAL , April 6 . A.Q C. xxii . , 76
FLYING POST OR POST MASTER , No. 4712 , April 11-13 , 1723 , contains : A Mason’s Examination .
Gould ii . , 337 ; A.Q.C. ii . , 167 ; iii . , 21 ; iv . , 36 , etc. , etc.
The earliest of the exposures of Freemasonry . Reprinted in Gould’s History , vol . iii . , 487
DAILY POST , May 18 A.Q.C. xxii . , 76 , 84 , 88 .
Records the action Barrett v . Pritchard
TRUE BRITON ( circ . June 29 ) A.Q.C. xxii . , 76 .
Attack on the Duke of Wharton .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL July 6 .
Reprints previous item .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL June 29 A.Q.C. xxii . , 78 .
Records the Installation of the Earl of Dalkeith as
MIST’S WEEKLY JOURNAL June 29 A.Q.C. xxii . , 78
Similar to the preceding item .
Ebrietatis Encomium or the Praise of Drunkenness wherein Is authentically , and most evidently proved The Necessity of frequently getting Drunk ; and , That the Practice of getting Drunk is most Antient , Primitive and Catholic . Confirmed by the Example of Heathens , Turks , Infidels , Primitive Christians , Saints , Popes , Bishops , Doctors , Philosophers , Poets , Free Masons and other Men of Learning in all Ages . By Boniface Oinophilus , de Monte Fiascone , A.B.C. London . Printed for E. Curll , over against Catherine Street , in the Strand , 1723. Price 25 / 6d .
Gould ii . , 127 , 128 ; 4.Q.C. viii . , 117 , 141 ; xi . , 106 et seq ; xxii . , 72 . Reprinted in 1743 , 1812 and ( about ) 1823 .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , March 28 Gould ii . , 342 ; A.Q.C. xxii . , 80
Records initiation of Lord Carmichael , Col. Carpenter , Sir T. Prendergast , Col. Paget , and Col. Sanderson at the Horn Tavern , Palace Yard . The same announcement appeared in other papers of the same date .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL May 16 . A.Q.C. xxii . , 81
Mentions the intended initiation of Lord Cobham , Lord Harvey , Mr. Nash ( ? Beau Nash ) and Mr. Mee at the Queen’s Head .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL June 27 A.Q.C. xxii . , 81
Records G.L. Festival
1724. The secret History of the Free – Masons . | being an Accidental Discovery , of the ceremonies | Made Use of in the several | Lodges , | Upon the Admittance of a Brother as a Free and Accepted | Mason ; with the Charge , Oath , and private Articles , given to him at the Time of his Admittance . [ Printed from the Old Original Record of the Society ; | with some Observations , Reflections , and Critical Remarks on the New Constitution Book of the Free Masons , written by James Anderson , A.M. . . . With a short Dictionary of private Signs , or Signals . | London : | Printed for Sam . Briscoe , at the Bell – Savage , on | Ludgate Hill . | Price One Shilling . A.Q.C. xxiii . , 14 . This is the original of what is known as the Briscoe Copy of the Ancient Charges , and has a common origin with the Sloane Family of those Charges . · Reprinted in part in the Masonic Magazine , October and November , 1873 , and Free masons ‘ Chronicle , May 6th , 1876. Reproduced in facsimile by Bro . G. W. Bain , of Sunderland , with an introduction by Bro . W. J. Hughan , 1891 . Re – issued with a new title in 1725 , B.M. ( 992 h.6 ) . It is , I am sure , the same as the book quoted in Watt’s Bibliotheca Britannica , ” Anderson ( James ) ‘ Discovery of the Secrets of Freemasons , ‘ London , 1725 , 8vo . , ” and the book quoted by Kloss ( No. 126 ) and by Oliver in ” Golden Remains , ” ( vol . i . , p . 17 ) , and ” Revelations of a Square , ” 1855 , ( p . 26 note ) , ” Observations and Critical Remarks on the new Constitutions of the F.M. , written by James Anderson , etc. London , 1725. ” It will be noticed that the latter title forms portion of the title of Briscoe’s ” Secret History , ” and that the observations were not written by Anderson but are on his book.
PLAIN DEALER ( By Aaron Hill and W. Bond ) , Sept. 14
There is a copy in the B.M. ( pp . 5354 ) ) . An extract from this is reprinted in the 2nd edition of the Grand Mystery , 1725 . The whole series of the Plain Dealer was re – issued in book form , 2 vols . 1730 . Reproduced in facsimile from the 1730 edition in Q.C. Antigrapha , vol . 1 .
MIST’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , Oct. 17 A.Q.C. viii . , 124 ; xxii . , 79 .
DAILY JOURNAL , Oct. 28 A.Q.C. xi . , 133 ; xxii . , 87
Refers like the previous item to the Gormogons ( Advt )
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL May 16 . A.Q.C. xxii . , 81
Mentions the intended initiation of Lord Cobham , Lord Harvey , Mr. Nash ( ? Beau Nash ) and Mr. Mee at the Queen’s Head .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL June 27 A.Q.C. xxii . , 81 .
The secret History of the Free – Masons . | being an Accidental Discovery , of the ceremonies | Made Use of in the several | Lodges , | Upon the Admittance of a Brother as a Free and Accepted | Mason ; with the Charge , Oath , and private Articles , given to him at the Time of his Admittance . [ Printed from the Old Original Record of the Society ; | with some Observations , Reflections , and Critical Remarks on the New Constitution Book of the Free Masons , written by James Anderson , A.M. . . . With a short Dictionary of private Signs , or Signals . | London : | Printed for Sam . Briscoe , at the Bell – Savage , on | Ludgate Hill . | Price One Shilling . A.Q.C. xxiii . , 14 . This is the original of what is known as the Briscoe Copy of the Ancient Charges , and has a common origin with the Sloane Family of those Charges . · Reprinted in part in the Masonic Magazine , October and November , 1873 , and Free masons ‘ Chronicle , May 6th , 1876. Reproduced in facsimile by Bro . G. W. Bain , of Sunderland , with an introduction by Bro . W. J. Hughan , 1891 . Re – issued with a new title in 1725 , B.M. ( 992 h.6 ) . It is , I am sure , the same as the book quoted in Watt’s Bibliotheca Britannica , ” Anderson ( James ) ‘ Discovery of the Secrets of Freemasons , ‘ London , 1725 , 8vo . , ” and the book quoted by Kloss ( No. 126 ) and by Oliver in ” Golden Remains , ” ( vol . i . , p . 17 ) , and ” Revelations of a Square , ” 1855 , ( p . 26 note ) , ” Observations and Critical Remarks on the new Constitutions of the F.M. , written by James Anderson , etc. London , 1725. ” It will be noticed that the latter title forms portion of the title of Briscoe’s ” Secret History , ” and that the observations were not written by Anderson but are on his book .
PLAIN DEALER ( By Aaron Hill and W. Bond ) , Sept. 14 .
There is a copy in the B.M. ( pp . 5354 ) ) . An extract from this is reprinted in the 2nd edition of the Grand Mystery , 1725 . The whole series of the Plain Dealer was re – issued in book form , 2 vols . 1730 . Reproduced in facsimile from the 1730 edition in Q.C. Antigrapha , vol . 1 .
MIST’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , Oct. 17 . A.Q.C. viii . , 124 ; xxii . , 79 .
DAILY JOURNAL , Oct. 28 . A.Q.C. xi . , 133 ; xxii . , 87
Refers like the previous item to the Gormogons ( Advt )
BRITISH JOURNAL , Dec. 12 . 4.Q.C. xxii . , 79 ,
LONDON JOURNAL , July 10 . A.Q.C. iv . , 169 .
Contains an answer to the Freemason’s Health , A Song ( i.e. , the E. A. Song ) . Reprinted loc . cit
The Grand Mystery | of the | Free Masons | discover’d | The second edition . | To which are annexed , | Two Letters to a Friend ; | The First Concern ing the Society of Free – masons . | The Second , | Giving an Account of the Most fairly confuted , his false Reasonings , and false English , set in a true Light . By a Lover of Harmony and Good Fellowship . London , Printed for J. Roberts in Warwick Lane , 1726. Pr . 6d . Freemason xlvii . p . 145 .. It is an answer to ” The Freemasons ‘ Accusation and Defence , ” ut supra , and is : inscribed to The Most Noble Lenogius ( or Lenocius ) late Grand Master of the Most Ancient . and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons . By Lenogius is probably meant Charles Lenos , Duke of Richmond and Lennox , G.M. 1724 . The only copy known is in the Bodleian Library
An Ode | to the | Grand London Printed and Sold by J. Roberts in the Oxford | Arms Passage near Warwick Lane . | M , DCC , XXVI . Price Sixpence . Reprinted in Q.C. Antigrapha , vol . 1 , and in Lodge of Research No. 2429 , Transactions , 1904-1905 .
Practical Geometry | Applied to the Useful Arts of Building , Surveying Gardening and Mensuration ; By Batty Langley . | . . . . . | London : | | . 1726 . A.Q.C. xi . , 134
It is dedicated to Lord Paisley . ” Permit me to add , that I have a particular Pleasure in doing myself this Honour at a Time when your Lordship’s great Merit has placed you at the Head of a most Ancient and most Honourable SOCIETY , whose profound Knowledge , in these Affairs , is their Pride and Distinction . ” Dedication . ( B.M. , 530 m . 20 )
A SPEECH | Deliver’d to the | Worshipful and Ancient Society of | Free and Accepted Masons , | At a Grand Lodge , Held at Merchant’s- | Hall , in the City of YORK , on St John’s | Day , December the 27th , 1726. | The RIGHT WORSHIPFUL Charles Bathurst , Esq ; | Grand – Master . | By the Junior Grand Warden . | Olim Meminisse Jurabit . | York : Printed for Thomas Gent , for the | Benefit of the Lodge . |
The only copy I can trace is in the B.M. ( 835. g . 35. ) Reprinted with Cole’s Constitutions , 1729 , 1732 , and elsewhere . The author incorporates a passage from the Tatler of October 1st , 1709 .
A Letter from the Grand Mistress of the Free – Masons to George Faulkner , Printer . This has generally been ascribed to Dean Swift , but where it was originally printed has not yet been discovered . The earliest known appearance of it is in Swift’s Miscellanies , 1745-8 , but Sir W. Scott rejected it when projecting his definitive edition of Swift’s works . Reprinted with a learned introduction by Dr. Chetwode Crawley in Sadler’s Masonic Reprints and Historical Revelations , 1898 .
The Secrets of the Invisible World dissolv’d , or , an Universal History of Apparitions sacred and profane . . . By Andrew Moreton , Esq . A.Q.C. x . , 195 . By Daniel Defoe . The first edition appeared in 1727 , but I have not been able to consult a copy . The earliest edition in the B.M. is the second edition of 1735 ( G. 13748 ) . It was reprinted many times separately and also in the Oxford edition of Defoe’s Works . It contains the following sentence at the end of chapter iv .: ” I dont wonder such as these go a mobbing among those meanest of mad things call’d Free – Masons ; rough Cheats and confess’d Delusions are the fittest things to amuse them . They are like those foolish Fish that are caught in large Nets , that might get out at every Square of the Mash , but hang by the Gills upon the mere thread , and choose to hamper and tangle themselves , when there is no occasion for it and are taken even in those Snares that are not laid for them . “
WHITEHALL EVENING POST , Dec. 31 Masonic Magazine , iv . , 521 ; Masonic Illustrated , i . , 107 .
The name of the paper from which this is extracted is not mentioned in Masonic Illustrated , but I find it quoted in the Masonic Magazine . As however there is a serious error in the latter reprint , and the extract is already in type , I reprint it in full . It amplifies the account of the meeting , given in the 1738 Constitutions . 1729. WHITEHALL EVENING POST , Dec. 31 .
On Friday last Week , [ i.e. Dec. 27 , 1728. ] being St. John’s Day , there was a Great Appearance of Free Masons at Stationer’s Hall ; where a Hand some Entertainment was provided for them , by 12 Stewards chosen for that purpose . After which the following Officers were chosen for the Year ensuing , viz . the Rt . Hon . the Lord Kingston , Grand Master in the room of the Rt . Hon . the Lord Coleraine ; Nathaniel Blackerby , Esq . , Deputy Grand Master in the room of Alexander Chock , Esq .; and Sir James Thornhill and Martin O’Connor Grand Wardens in the room of the said Mr. Blackerby and Mr. Joseph Highmore ‘ Tis remarkable that there were present the Master of the Lodge at Madrid in Spain , and the Wardens belonging to the Lodge at Caermarthen in South – Wales , and a Commission was signed by the Grand – Master , to constitute a Lodge in the East Indies – And at the same time the Grand – Master and Wardens , and most of the Gentlemen present took tickets to appear in white Gloves at the Theatre – Royal in Drury – Lane on Monday night , where the Play of Henry IV . Part II . was acted for their Entertainment and a Prologue and Epilogue was spoken suitable to the Occasion , and in Honour of that Society
A BOOK | of the Antient Constitutions | of the Free & Accepted | MASONS |
Gould i . , 76 ; Hughan Old Charges , 1895 , p . 137 .
Dedicated to Lord Kingston , who was G.M. from December 27th , 1728 , to December 27th , 1729 .
Engraved throughout . The first edition of COLE’S CONSTITUTIONS . At the end there are reprinted ( in type ) Drake’s Speech at the G.L. of York , Dec. 27th , 1726 , Oakley’s Speech of December 31st , 1728 , and the Prologue and Epilogue to the second part of King Henry IV . acted at Drury Lane , December 27th , 1728. Partly reprinted in HUGHAN’S CONSTITUTIONS , 1869 .
A second edition was issued in 1731. Reproduced by Jackson , Leeds , 1897 .
Bl – – ke – – y’s | Prologue | and | Epilogue | or , the | Theatre Royal in Drury Lane , | The Grand Lodge for | Free Masons
Order’d That this Prologue and Epilogue be printed , for the Benefit of Brother William | Reid , Secretary to the Grand Lodge , and that no other Brother presume to print the same |
Na – h – – – el Bl – – y, D.G.M.
Grub Street . | Printed by Andrew Trowel , & the assigns of W. Read ( sic ) | for the Benefit of Brother William Ried ( sic ) & Sold by | R. Walker at the White Hart , without Temple Bar 1729 |
In the possession of Bro . A. M. Broadley . There is another issue of the same without the blanks in Blakerby’s name quoted by Bro . Chetwode Crawley , A.Q.C. xi , 28 .
The Performance took place Jan. 27. 1729/30
It is entirely different from the Prologue ( of Dec. 27th , 1728 ) reprinted in Cole’s Constitutions , 1729 .
POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS . | By H. CAREY . | The Third EDITION , much enlarged . LONDON : | Printed by E. SAY MDCCXXIX . A.Q.C. xxii . , 134 .
Contains a poem ” The Moderator Between the Free – Masons and Gormogons . “
“The Masons and the Gormogons Are laughing at one another ; While all mankind are laughing at them ; Then why do they make such a pother . ” They bait their hook for simple Gulls And Truth with Bam ( sic ) they smother ; And when they’ve taken in their Culls , Why then ‘ tis . Welcome Brother . “
There is a copy in the B.M. ( 11632 e 70 ) . I have not been able to consult the two earlier editions .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL Jan 3 . Gould ii . , 343 .
Records the initiation of the Earl of Sunderland on Jan. 2 .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , March 14 . Gould ii . , 385 .
Records consecration of a new Lodge at the Bear and Harrow , Butcher’s Row , near Temple Bar .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , March 30 . Gould ii . , 385 .
Records initiations at the new erected Lodge , the rince William Tavern Charing Cross .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , April 18 . A.Q.C. viii , 134 , 142
Records the Initiation of ” Mr. Dennis the famous poet and critick ” at the Prince William Tavern , Charing Cross
READ’S ( ? ) WEEKLY JOURNAL June 6 .
Strachan’s Northumbrian Masonry , p . 57 .
Newcastle – on – Tyne , May 29. On Wednesday last was held at Mr. Bartholomew Pratt’s in the Flesh Market a lodge . Reprinted in full loc . cit .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , July 9. C. P. Mac Calla , Dr. Franklin’s Accounts of Freemasonry 1730-50 . Phila . 1886
London , April 22. Gives an account of the G.L. Meeting of April 21 .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , Aug. 13 . Mac Calla ut supra .
London , May 16. Account of a Lodge held Tuesday night last at the Horn Tavern in Westminster . Present : Duke of Norfolk , G.M. , N. Blackerby , D.G.M. , Duke of Richmond , Master of the Lodge , Marquis of Beaumont , Lord Mordaunt , Marquis de Quesne . Initiates , Francis L. de Gouffieri , Charles Lewis , President de Montesquier , Francis Comte de Sade , John Campfield , William Cowper , of Golden Square and Capt . John Mercer .
DAILY JOURNAL . . Aug. 15. 1730 . A.Q.C. iii . , 186 ; viii . , 134 ; xi . , 28 , 29 .
Contains a letter signed F.G. commencing ” The Grand Whimsy of Masonry has long been the subject of amusement . ” followed by the catechism entitled ” The Mystery of Freemasonry . “
It is referred to in G.L. Minutes : – ” Aug . 28. 1730. Dr Desaguliers stood up and ( taking Notice of a printed Paper lately published and dispersed about the Town , and since inserted in the News Papers , pretending to discover and reveal the Misteries of the Craft of Masonry ) recommended several things . . . . One can only infer that it appeared before it was printed in the Daily Journal , Aug. 15. It is possible that it was first issued in the form of the engraved broadside mentioned in the next article .
DAILY JOURNAL Aug. 18 . Contains another letter signed F.G. , followed by the same spurious catechism which was printed in the former article . It is interesting , as it precedes by a few weeks Prichard’s ‘ Masonry Dissected .
‘ Reprinted in Read’s Weekly Journal , No. 283 , Aug. 22nd , 1730 ; The Pennsylvania Gazette , December 3rd , 1730 , and other papers . ( See Wolfstieg 29951 and A.Q.C. viii . , 138 ) .
The Catechism was also printed as an engraved broadside , copies of which are in the B.M. , in the Lodge Minerva zu den drei Palmen , Leipzig , in a Lodge at Altenburg , and in G.L.L. , and was reproduced privately by Bro . Kupferschmidt . It was engraved several times with different imprints . It was reprinted again in the two following articles .
The Mystery and Motions of Free – Masonry discovered . London , Printed by Edward Nash , in King Street , Covent Garden . MDCCXXX . A broadside . ( Bodleian Libr . , Rawl . Coll . )
A.Q.C. xxii . , 115 .
There is a copy in the Guildhall Library , London .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , Aug. 20 . Mac Calla ut supra .
Records the initiation of Mr. Orator Henley at Prince William Lodge , Charing Cross .
DAILY JOURNAL Aug. 22. Letter to the Editor Signed J.B. with a copy of the Freemason’s Oath
A.Q.C. iii . , 186
The so – called oath is reprinted ante p . 350 .
DAILY JOURNAL Sept. 5 A.Q.C. iii . , 155 ; xi . , 32 .
A letter signed A.Z. ” a true Account of their Antiquity and institutions . . . . tracing Freemasonry to the reign of K. Edward III . ”
It was reprinted as an original letter from Edinburgh , Dec. 27 , 1739 , in the Gentle man’s Magazine , Jan. 1740 , p . 17 .
There is a passage at the end which is interesting : – ” It must be confessed that there is a Society abroad , from whom the English Free – Masons ( ashamed of their true origin , as above ) have copied a few Ceremonies , and taken great Pains to persuade the world that they are derived from them , and are the same with them : These are call’d Rosicrucians from their Prime Officers ( such as our Brethren call Grand Master , Wardens , & c . ) being distinguished on their High Days with red Crosses . . .
This letter , as well as the letters signed F.G. and the catechism ” The Mystery of Freemasonry , ” which appeared in the Daily Journal of August 15th and 18th 1730 , were reprinted in a pamphlet , entitled ” A Collection of Recipe’s and Letters lately inserted in the Daily Journal . Containing I. M. Boerhaave’s and M. Osterdyke’s New Method for Curing the Gout . II . The New Montpelier Method for curing the Venereal Disease , without Salivation . III . The Famous Recipe for destroying those noxious Vermin called Buggs . IV . The celebrated Remedy for Whooping – Coughs : V. The Mystery of Masonry , with the several Letters on that Occasion . VI . The Origine of Free Masonry in England , together with the Clause made against their Meetings and Combinations in the Reign of Henry VI . The Second Edition , with the Addition of VII . An excellent Recipe for the Cure of Colds . VIII . A Remedy for the Stone and Gravel . London : Printed for T. …. … Warner . M.DCC.XXXI . Price 6d . “
Section V. in the pamphlet is entitled ” The Secrets of the Free – Masons discovered . ” The only copy at present known is in the possession of Dr. Hammond , Librarian of G.L. , London
It is a very curious commentary on the manners of the age that the items deemed mcst popular and worthy of reprinting were those mentioned above . Surely Freemasonry never , before or after , found itself in such a galley .
THE CONSTITUTIONS | OF THE FREE MASONS . CONTAINING | The History , Charges , Regulations , & c . of that Most Antient and Right | | Worshipful FRATERNITY . | For the Use of the LODGES . | .. .. DUBLIN : | Printed by J. Watts , at the Lord Caterets | Head in Dames – Street , for J. Pennell , at the three Blue Bonnets in St. Patrick’s- Street . | In the Year of Masonry 5730 | Anno Domini 1730 |
( Cament . Hib . Vol . i . , Irish Const . )
The only perfect copy known by Dr. Chetwode Crawley was in the possession of Gen. S. C. Lawrence , Medford , Mass . , U.S.A.
MASONRY | DISECTED ; BEING A Universal and Genuine | DESCRIP TION OF | All its BRANCHES , from the Ori- | ginal to this Present Time . | | Giving an Impartial ACCOUNT of their Regular | Proceedings in Initiating their New Members | in the whole Three Degrees of MASONRY . I To which is added , | The Author’s VINDICATION of Himself . | By SAMUEL PRICHARD , late Member of a CONSTITUTED | LODGE . | LONDON : | Printed by Thomas Nichols , at the Crown , without Temple Barr . | MDCCXXX
A.Q.C. viii . , 135 ; xxiii . , 20 .
Reprinted in Carson’s Reprints 1867 , and in Lodge of Research No. 2429 , Transactions , 1906-1907 .
There is a copy in the B.M. ( 4784 bb 16 ) . For later editions see Wolfstieg 29952.
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL No. 292. Oct. 24 A.Q.C. viii . , 135 .
Contains a reprint of Masonry Dissected and also the ” Mystery of Freemasonry ” as printed in the Daily Journal of August 15th , 1730 .
The | Perjur’d Free Mason | Detected And yet | The Honour and Antiquity | of the SOCIETY | OF | FREE MASONS | Preserv’d and Defended . | By a FREE MASON . London , Printed for T. WARNER at the Black Boy in Pa – ter noster Row MDCCXXX | Price 6ª |
A.Q.O. xxiii . , 20
There is a copy in the G.L. Libr . and in the B.M. ( 4783 c 19 )
It is quite possible that this is ” the Discourse concerning Pritchard by Bro . Clare ” mentioned in the Minutes of the Old Lodge at Lincoln , Oct. 2. 1733 ( A.Q.C. iv . , 38 ) vide infra .
A NEW MODEL | For the REBUILDING MASONRY ON A Stronger BASIS than the former ; WITH A SOUND CONSTITUTION , and a curious CATECHISM drawn from Rules both intelligible and instructive ; | In THREE DEGREES Teaching the Whole World to be MASONS , without the Im | putation of being either Fools or Knaves . To which is added , | Several diverting SONGS | BY | CELEBRATED MASONS Of the OLD ORDER , AND | Some new ones propos’d as Subjects for a certain Ora- tor , with the Downfall of the Old Structure , a melancholy Poem addressed to MELPOMENE . | By Peter Farmer Esq .; | Dedicated to Mr. Orator HENLEY . LONDON : | Printed for J. Wilford , at the Three Flower – de – Luces behind the Chapter – house near St. Paul’s . 1730 ( Price 6d . ) |
A.Q.C. xxii . , 219 .
It was advertised in the Daily Journal of Nov. 18th , 1730 ( A.Q.C. , viii . , 16 ; xii . , 158 ) . Bro . W. B. Hextall gave a full description of the book in the reference quoted above . The copy in the B.M. ( 161 140 ) is the only copy at present known .
DAILY POST Dec. 15 } A.Q.C. iv . , 35
DAILY JOURNAL Dec. 16 .
An advertisement :
This Day is Publish’d
Defence of Masonry ; occasion’d by a Pamphlet , call’d Masonry Dissected … Printed for J. Roberts , near the Oxford Arms in Warwick Lane . Price 1 /
Of this edition no copy is at present known . There is little doubt that it is the same as the Defence of Masonry reprinted on p . 216 of the 1738 Constitutions and in the 1738 edition of Smith’s Freemason’s Pocket Companion , and which Oliver attributes to Dr. Anderson ( Rev. of a Square , p . 36 ) .
Bro . Gould ( 4.Q.C. iv . , p . 37 ; viii . , 41 ; and xvi . , 42 ) attributes this to the pen of Martin Clare . That Clare wrote a Defence in answer to Prichard in 1730 is undoubted , but might it not equally have been ” The Perjur’d Freemason detected ” ? Both it and the ” Defence of Masonry are anonymous . The grounds on which Bro . Gould forms his conclusions are not in my opinion decisive .
Antient and Modern History of the Famous City of York . By Thos . Gent . A.Q.C. xi . , 31 . York and London . MDCCXXX
A.Q.C. xi . , 31 .
On p . 184 there is an epitaph of ” Christopher Hopwood , Free – Mason , who dy’d Anno 1673. ” The quotation cited above refers to another epitaph of Leonard Smith on p . 61 , which I have been unable to verify .
THE MUSICAL | MISCELLANY ; | Being a COLLECTION of | CHOICE SONGS , | AND | LYRICK POEMS : | With the BASSES to each TUNE and | Transpos’d for the FLUTE . | . . . . VOLUME the THIRD . | LONDON : | Printed by and for JOHN WATTS , at the Printing Office in Wild – Court near Lincoln’s – Inn – Fields . | MDCCXXX ….
Contains The Entered Apprentices ‘ Song . ( A.Q C. , iv . , 91 , where the date is mis printed ) . It is a common book .
THE BRITISH MELODY OR MUSICAL MAGAZINE A.Q.C. iv . , 91
Contains the Entered Apprentices ‘ Song . I have not been able to trace a copy of the book . The date 1739 in the reference A.Q.C. , iv . , 91 , is evidently a misprint , as the passage states it was printed in the same year as Watt’s “ Musical Miscellany , ” vol . iii . ,, which was issued in 1730 .
Various advertisements are quoted from this newspaper in Strachan’s Northumbrian Masonry , 1898
PARKER’S PENNY POST , Jan. 25 A.Q.C. xi . , 30
This is only known by a MS . copy of an extract from the above in the Rawl . Coll . Bodl . It details the sufferings of Mr. Penny , a noted Painter , ” at his initiation in which the red hot poker plays its usual prominent part .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , May 6-13 . Mac Calla , ut supra .
Dublin , March 9. On Saturday the 6th inst . a Lodge of Free Masons was held at the Yellow Lion in Warborough’s Street , by the Right Hon . the Earl of Ross , G.M. , Ireland , Hon . Wm . Ponsonby , Master , William Cowper , Rowley Hill , Wardens , Lord Kingston , late G.M. of England , Earl of Drogheda , Lord Southwell , John White , Abraham Creyton , Henry Plunket , Nicholas Woogan , Lawrence Toole , William Mosely , William Dobbs , John Haley , Thomas Griffith , Sec . to Grand Lodge . Lord Nettervil , Hon . Thomas Blight , and Hon . Henry Southwell were in due form admitted Members of the Society .
The same number contains Franklin’s Extract from Chamber’s Dictionary of Arts and Sciences
UNIVERSAL SPECTATOR , Nov. 25 A.Q.C. xi . , 30 .
The preceding three items refer to the Communication of G.L. of November 21st . The Whitehall Evening Post states that ” Between £ 40 and £ 50 were brought in for Charity from different Lodges , ” and coincides with the Daily Journal in erroneously calling the Earl of Sutherland Pro . Grand Master of Ireland .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , Dec. 9 Masonic Magazine iv . , 521 .
” There was a Grand Committee of the Free and Accepted Masons from several Lodges met at the Horn Tavern , in Palace – yard , to consider of proper measures for raising by subscription , a sum of money for the relief of their poor Brethren throughout England and Ireland . ” This is probably the first meeting to consider a systematic benevolent scheme .
NEWCASTLE COURANT , Dec. 30 . Strachan’s Northumbrian Musʊnry , p . 64 .
Records a meeting at Widow Gray’s , on the Key , and the Election of John Fenwick as Master . Reprinted loc . cit .
A similar paragraph appears in The Friendly Writer and Register of Truth , by Ruth Collins , December 1732 , ( in the Q.C.L. Library ) .
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE , ( April ) p . 717 .
Epilogue for the Free Masons Spoken by Mrs Younger at the Theatre in Lincoln’s Inn Fields , April 27 .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , April 19-26 . Mac Calla , ut supra .
London , Jan. 17. Last Monday was held a Quarterly Communication at the Castle Tavern , Drury Lane ; resolved that the Charity money be paid next Commn . to the Trustees of Georgia , to enable poor English families to be sent over .
GRUB STREET JOURNAL , No. 163 , Feb. 8. 1732 A.Q.C. xi , 32 .
The denizens of Grub Street declined to recognise the Gregorian calendar , and continued to use the old style of chronology , so although dated 1732 , this number appeared in 1733 .
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE , February , p . 68
Reprints the article in the Grubstreet Journal , February 8th , No. 163 , on the ” Free masons . ” It is addressed to Mr. Bavius and signed A.H.
” Let us consider whence the word Mason as applied to this club may be corrupted . They will scarce thank me for acknowledging that such a strange society may be as old as Chaucer in whose days the word Maze was used to signify a whim or fancy what then could be more natural than to distinguish a society by the name of a whim or Fancy . ” .
( An unknown journal ) , May 1 . A.Q.C. xi . , 31 .
“The Society of Freemasons had a bespeak at Drury Lane choosing for the occasion Colley Cibber’s ‘ The Double Gallant . ‘ “
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , June 9 A.Q.C. xi . , 31
Records the appointment of Rev. Mr. Orator Henley as Chaplain .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , June 7-14 , Mac Calla ut supra .
London , Dec. 14. Tuesday last a Lodge of Masons was constituted at Dale’s Coffee House , Warwick Street , Golden Square , by Command of Right Hon . Anthony Lord Montacute , G.M. , Thos . Batson , Dep.G.M. , being present , also Sir Wm . Keith , Bart . , Dr. Desaguliers .
Viscount Montague has appointed Capt . James Comerford , of Malaga , to be Prov . Grand Master of Andalusia , Spain .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZEITE , June 21-28 Mac Culla ut supra .
Philadelphia , June 28. Monday last a Grand Lodge of A. & Hon . Society of F. & A.M. was held at Tun Tavern in Water Street when Humphrey Murray , Esq . , was elected G.M. for ensuing year . He appointed Thos . Hart his Depy . , Peter Cuff , Jas . Bingham were chosen Wardens . Elegant entertainment provided , at which Proprietor and Governor of the Province , the Mayor of City , & c . were present .
DAILY ADVERTISER , Aug. 9 A.Q.C. xi . , 31
Records the initiation of Prince Anthony Esterhazy , at the Duke of Lorrain’s Head , in Suffolk Street
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST . Masonic Magazine iv . , 474 .
Salisbury . Sept. 1. Meeting of a lodge at Mr. Edward Randall’s at the Sign of the Three Lions and Greyhound . Present , Duke of Richmond , P.G.M. , Stet Fox , M.P.
NEWS JOURNAL , Dec. 15 A.Q.C. xi . , 32 .
Records the constitution of the Lodge of the Prince of Orange’s Head , Mill Street , Southwark .
Picart ( B ) The Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Several Nations of the known World . 7 vols . folio 1733-39
A.Q.C. v . , 56 .
There is a short description of Freemasonry on p . 203 of Vol . vi . and a plate with a List of Lodges
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST Masonic Magazine iv . , 522
Records the appointment of Rev. Mr. Orator Henley as Chaplain at the G.L. held March 30th .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , June 27 Mac Calla , ut supra . Gould iii . , 431
Records the appointment of Benjamin Franklin as G.M. It was copied in the S. James ‘ Evening Post , Sept. 3 , and Kead’s Weekly Journal , Sept. 7 .
DAILY ADVERTISER , Sept. 6 . A.Q.C. xi . , 31 .
Mentions the Lodge in Paris at the Duchess of Portsmouth’s House .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , Sept. 7 . Masonic Mag . iv . , 419
Announces the meeting of a Lodge in Paris at the Duchess of Portsmouth’s House . Reprinted in full loc . cit
DAILY ADVERTISER , Sept. 16 A.Q.C. xi . , 31 .
Announces the establishment of a Lodge at The Hague .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVEN.NG POST . Musonic Magazine iv . , 420 .
Paragraph headed ” Holland , Nov. 4th , 1731. Besides the lodge of English Freemasons at Rotterdam , another is erected at The Hague
DUBLIN EVENING POST , March 4/8 Cement Hib . 1. First Warrant p . 13 .
Records performance of ” The Country Wife . “
LONDON DAILY POST AND GENERAL ADVERTISER , Monday Ap . 21
A.Q.C. xi . , 29 .
Records the ” Annual Grand Feast at Mercers ‘ Hall in Cheapside on Thursday last . “
GENERAL EVENING POST , Apr. 17-19 A.Q.C. xi . , 29 .
Contains a fuller account of the Annual Grand Feast on April 17th
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST Masonic Magazine iv . , 520 .
Records a procession of Freemasons from Grosvenor Square to Mercer’s Hall on Thursday last ( i.e. , April 17th . )
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE , April , p . 272
Prologue intended to have been spoken at the Play for the entertainment of the ancient and honourable order of Free – Masons . Signed F. Blythe
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , June 26 – July 3 . Mac Calla , ut supra .
Philadelphia , July 3. Tuesday , 24th past , G.L. held at Indian Head , Market St. , when James Hamilton , Esq . was chosen G.M. of this Province . Apptd . Thomas Hopkinson , Depy . William Plumsted & Joseph Shippen , G.WW.
A Pocket Companion | for | Free – Masons . | Deus Nobis Sol & Scutum . | Dedicated to the Society . London : | Printed and sold by E. Rider in Blackmore – street , near Clare – market . MDCCXXXV .
This work consists of a History of Masons , the Charges of a Freemason , the General Regulations for the Use of the Lodges in and about London and Westminster ( June 24th , 1721 ) , and the Manner of constituting a New Lodge , all founded on Anderson’s Constitutions of 1723. In addition it has a short Charge to be given to new – admitted Brethren . At p . 47 there occurs a sub – title , ” A Collection of the Songs of the Masons to which is added Prologues and Epilogues . 1734 , ” followed at p . 95 with ” an Exact List of Regular Lodges , ” which extends to No. 126 , held at the Duke of Marlborough’s Head . The next two leaves consist of an advertisement of Templeman’s History of England and other advertise ments dated December 12th , 1734 , which show that it was issued late in December , 1734 , or early in 1735. It was reprinted in Dublin the same year , but whether it was pirated or brought out with Smith’s permission is still a dubious point , although Bro . Chetwode Crawley tends to the latter suggestion . In any case , the Dublin reprint was sanctioned and adopted by the G.L. of Irelend . ( Cæment . Hiber . Fasc . ii . )
There is little doubt that this is identical with the ” Free Masons Vade Mecum , ” which was condemn’d by the G. Lodge on Feb. 24 , 1734-5 , ” as a pyratical and silly thing , done without Leave , and the Brethren were warned not to use it , nor encourage it to be sold . “
The London edition of 1735 was reissued with a new title ” THE FREE MASON’s | POCKET COMPANION : By W. SMITH a Free Mason … MDCCXXXVI
A second edition was issued in London , 1738. It contains inter alia the earliest known reprint of the ” Defence of Masonry , ” A.Q.C. viii . , 40 .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST Masonic Magazine iv . , 519 .
Reports a meeting at Swalwell ( Gateshead ) on June 19th . The whole paragraph is reprinted loc . cit .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , Sept. 20 . Masonic Magazine , iv , 419 .
Records the holding of a Lodge by the Duke of Richmond and Dr. Desaguliers at the Hotel Bussy , Paris . A long paragraph with the names of the visitors and initiates , reprinted in full loc . cit .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , Oct. 9 . Mac Calla , ut supra .
Records meeting of June 24 , of G.L. , of Ireland at Dublin .
DAILY ADVERTISER , Nov. 5 A.Q.C. xi . , 32 .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , Nov. 6 Masonic Magazine iv . , 421 .
Monday , Oct. 24. ( N.S. ) . Opening of ” a Dutch Lodge at the new Doole , ” present , the G.M. , William Cornelius Rudemaker .
An Account of what happened lately at the Hague on the Constitution of a Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons . To be had at the Pamplet ( sic ) Shops of London and Westminster . Price Three – Pence .
A.Q.C. xi . , 35 .
Undated , but the text is headed Dec. 30 , 1735 .
DAILY ADVERTISER , Dec. ? A.Q.C. , xi . , 35
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST . Masonic Magazine iv . , 518
Newcastle , Dec. 8 ( 28 ) 1734. Meeting on S. John’s Day of a lodge at Widow Grey’s , on the Quay . Sermon by Rev. Mr. Robinson , of Bywell , Chaplain . Election of Dr. Askew as M. , Mr. Thoresby as D.M. , Mr. Blenkinson and Mr. Skal as W.S. Bro . Hughan adds a long note on this ‘ time immemorial ‘ lodge , loc . cit . See also Strachan’s Northumbrian Masonry , p . 66 .
( ? ) An address made to the body of Free and A. M – s assembled at a Quarterly communication holden near Temple Bar , Dec. 11. 1735 ( Trans . into French and German )
This is the entry as recorded by Dr. Oliver ( Rev. of a Square , 1855 , p . 35 , n . ) , and refers to Clare’s celebrated Discourse delivered before G.L Dec. 11. 1735 ( A.Q.C. iv . , 37. ) The entry is probably taken from Scott’s Pocket Companion , 1754 , which is the earliest printed appearance of the Address I have been able to trace . There is little doubt , however , that it was printed at a much earlier date . In Scott’s Pocket Companion , 1754 , it states that it was ” translated into French and German and annexed to the foregoing APOLOGY ” ( vide infra 1739 An apology by J.G. , D.M.F.M. )
THE CRAFTSMAN , Ap . 16. 1736 A.Q.C. xviii , 203 et seq .
Contains the celebrated attack on Freemasonry by Caleb D’Anvers , which associated Freemasons with the murder of Capt . Porteous and the Riots in connection with it .
It drew forth an answer , in the form of the Secretary’s Song , by Anderson in the 1738 edition of the Constitutions , p . 210 .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST . Masonic Magazine iv . , 421
Lisbon , June 3. Mr. George Gordon has constituted a lodge . Present , Lord George Graham , Lord Forrester , etc.
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , July 15-22 Mac Calla ut supra
Contains a very full description of the meeting of Grand Lodge , at London , on April 15th . Capt . Scott is mentioned as a steward in place of James Styles , who is given in the list printed in the 1738 Constitutions .
THE BOOK M : or Masonry Triumphant . In Two Parts . Part I. Containing the History Charges and Regulations of FREE MASONS ; with an account of stately Fabricks erected by that Illustrious Society . Part II . Containing the Songs usually sung in Lodges , Prologues and Epilogues spoken at the Theatres in LONDON in Honour of the Craft ; with an Account of all the Places where Regular Lodges were held . . . . . Newcastle upon Tyne : Printed by Leonard Umfrevillle and Company . M , DCC , XXXVI ….
Cæment . Hib . Fasc . ii . ( Bro . Wm . Smith p . 18 ) .
The dedication is signed W. Smith .
Bro . Chetwode Crawley cites the copy in the Masonic Library of West Yorkshire at Leeds , and gives a full description of it loc . cit .
EBORACUM | OR THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES of the CITY of YORK , From its ORIGINAL to the PRESENT TIMES | . . . . . . By FRANCIS DRAKE , of the CITY of YORK , Gent . | F.R.S. and Member of the SOCIETY of Antiquaries in London . | LONDON , | Printed by WILLIAM BOWYER for the AUTHOR , M DCC XXXVI .
ANCIENT MASONRY , BOTH IN THE THEORY and PRACTICE | Demon strating the USEFUL RULES | OF | Arithmetick , Geometry , and Architecture , | | | By B. LANGLEY . LONDON MDCCXXXVI . 2 vols . folio .
Dedicated to ” H.R.H. Francis , Duke of Loraine , Charles Duke of Richmond , G.M. anno And to all others The Right Honourable and Right Worshipful Masters of 1725 . Masonry Your Most Obedient and Affectionate Brother , B. Langley . ” The dedication is too long to quote in full , but it contains a long list of eminent Free Masons . [ B.M. 1732 e 6 ] .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , Feb. 15 . Masonic Magazine iv . , 473 .
Reports the funeral of Bro . Ellis of the Antwerp Tavern Lodge , Royal Exchange . A similar announcement was printed in the Pennsylvania Gazette , June 2 , 1737 ( Mac Calla , ut supra ) .
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE , March , p . 191 .
From Paris . The sudden encrease of ye Society of Free Masons in France has given such offence , that the King forbid their meeting at any of their Lodges , [ 162 ] nor would ye States of Holland suffer them .
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE , March , p . 256 .
From Paris . That Copies of an apologizing letter wrote by a Free Mason ” That the Views the Free Masons propose to were made public alledging themselves are the most pure and inoffensive .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , April 26 . Masonic Magazine iv . , 420
There are spread about at Paris copies of an apologizing letter wrote by a Free mason.
Extracts are reprinted loc . cit . See previous entry and ” Masonry farther Dissected , ” 1738
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE , April , p . 226 .
Reprint from ” The Craftsman , April 16. No. 563 ‘Freemasons a dangerous Society . ” ” Signed , Jachin .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , May 5-12 Mac Calla ut supra .
Edinburgh , Dec. 2nd . Tuesday . St. Andrew’s Day , meeting of Masters and Wardens of near 40 regular lodges at St. Mary’s Chapel . William St. Clair , of Roslin , Esq . , elected G.M. Scotland .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , May 12 . Masonic Magazine iv . , 419
“The Order of Freemasons has become lately so much in vogue in Paris , there being great striving to be admitted even at the expense of ten Louis d’ors . ” Initiation of Marshal d’Estrees . Five lodges already established . Fear of suppression .
Reprinted in full loc . cit . In the next issue of the same Journal is the announcement [ 167 ] ” The King ( French ) forbids the lodges . “
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , June 9-16 . Mac Calla , ut supra .
Philadelphia , June 16. Monday night , some people pretending to be Free masons got together in a cellar with a young man , who was desirous of being made one , threw spirits upon him , to terrify him , which so burnt him that he took to bed and died . Coroner’s inquest now sitting
A further announcement was made in the next issue of the paper . See also infra the issues of Feb. 7 and 15 , 1738 .
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE , July , p . 453
From Rome July 18. The Society of Freemasons lately detected at Florence makes a great noise : The Pope sent the Father Inquisitor . . . at the request of the Great Duke of Tuscany , who was absolutely resolved to extirpate the whole sect .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , June 23-30 . Mac Calla ut supra .
Philadelphia , June 30. Friday last , at the Indian King , in this city , Grand Lodge held , William Plumsted chosen G.M. , Joseph Shippen , Deputy , and Henry Pratt , Philip Syng , Grand Wardens .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , July 14-21 . Mac Calla ut supra .
London , April 26. Yesterday at noon , Early of Darnly , G.M. Elect went in procession from his house in Pal ! Mall to Fishmongers ‘ Hall , where the Company breakfasted , which cost his Lordship £ 200 .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , Aug. 20 . Masonic Magazine iv . , 472 .
Boston ( N.E. ) June 27. Meeting of G.L. and election of G.M. Robert Thomlinson . After which the Society attended the G.M. in procession to his Excellency Governor Belcher’s
” It being the first procession in America they appeared in the proper badges of their Order … ” Reprinted fully loc . cit .
DAILY ADVERTISER , Sept. 13 . A.Q.C. xi . , 32 .
Records the initiation by Richard Savage , son of the late Earl Rivers , of James Thomson Esq . , author of The Seasons , Dr. Armstrong and Mr. Paterson , of Three King Court , Lombard St. , at a Lodge held at The Old Man’s Coffeehouse , Charing Cross .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , Sept. 13 . Masonic Magazine iv . , 420 .
” The Lieutenant – General of Police at Paris has published an order against the assembly of all authorised societies and laid a fine upon the master of an ordinary for suffering a lodge of Freemasons to be held at his house . “
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , Nov. 24 – Dec . 1 , 1737 . Mac Calla ut supra .
London , Sept. 8 . Deputation going out by the ” Dorothy ” ( Capt . Douglas ) to constitute a Lodge in the Island of Montserrat . James Warson , Esq . , of the said Island , is appointed Provincial G.M. of the Leeward Islands .
RULES , ARTICLES , and ORDERS | To be Observed by a SOCIETY | of | Free and accepted MASONS | Established for the mutual benefit of each other on the 31st day of march 1737. | Made by a COMMITTEE appointed for that Purpose , on the 18th day of MAY follow- | ing , in the tenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Second , by the Grace of God , of Great Britain , France | and Ireland KING , Defender of the Faith , & c . | and in the Year of our Lord , 1737. | . | LONDON , | Printed by R. Jellyman , near Trig 1737 Stairs Thames – street . ·
This is a transcript of the title of a pamphlet in the possession of the Mansfield Masonic Library , Ohio , U.S.A. , which has been forwarded by Bro . F. H. Marquis .
Bro . Marquis states that it is bound up with the Freemason’s Pocket Companion , 1736 , It is 8vo . , but cut down to the same size as the Companion and contains 66 numbered pages and 6 pages of Members ‘ names .
The Secrets of Masonry , | Made known to all Men , | By S.P. late Member of a Constituted Lodge . I .. To which is added , | The Author’s Vindication of himself . London : Printed for J. Torbuck 1737.
It is Prichard’s Masonry Dissected with a variation in the title page and a few questions omitted . After the ” Author’s Vindication ” which ends on p . 24 , there follows ( pp . 25-33 ) ” Observations and Critical Remarks on the new Constitutions of the Free – Masons . Written by James Anderson , A. M. and Dedicated to the Duke of Montague , by J. T. Desaguliers , LL.D. Deputy Grand Master . ” Page 34 is blank . Page 35 ” The Secret of the Order of Free Masons , With the ceremonies observed at the Reception of Members into it , viz . ” . Page 38 ends ” Thus far the Paris Letter , dated Jan. 13th , 1737 .
Bro . W. B. Hextall has lent me his copy and I find , as I had surmised , ( see ante 1724 Briscoe’s Secret History ) that the ” Observations and Critical Remarks ” supposed to be written by James Anderson are not by him but written by another person . The difference between a comma and a full – stop between the words ” Free – Masons ” and ” written by ” make a great difference in the sense . I have no doubt that it is the work quoted by Kloss ( 255 ) and also by Oliver .
The ” Secret of the Order of Freemasons . . ” finishing with the words ” Thus far the Paris Letter , dated Jan. 13. 1737 ” shews that it was reprinted from the January number of the Gentleman’s Magazine Jan. 1738 , p . 54 , ut supra , and also proves that the date 1737 on the title of ” The Secrets of Masonry , 1737 ” should be 1737-38 , or according to our present reckoning 1738 .
The last item was also issued under the title ” La Reception Mysterieuse des Membres de la célèbre Société des Françs – Macons … Par Samuel Pritchard . . . Suivi des autres Pièces Curieuses à Londres , Par la Compagnie des Libraires , 1738. ” A copy is in the possession of Bro . A. M. Broadley . ( Wolfstieg 29952 ) .
It was advertised in the St. James ‘ Evening Post , May 1 , 1737 .
Floor Decorations of Various Kinds both in Piano and Perpective . XXV Copper Plates . . . . . by Jn ? Carnithan . Sold by R. Caldwell at Mercers Hall Cheapside & at his house in King Street . Humbly described to the Rt . Honble the L Darnley , Grand Master of ye Ancient & Honourable Society of Free & accepted Masons . 1737 .
With a very elaborate Frontispiece surrounded by Masonic emblems .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST . Masonic Magazine iv . , 420 .
Paris , Jan. 2. Reprints the ” secret of the Order of Freemasons and the ceremonies observed at the reception of members ” as printed in the Secrets of Masonry .
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE , Jan. , p . 54 .
” The Secret of the Order of Freemasons and the ceremonies observed at the reception of Members into it . “
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , Jan. 31 – Feb . 7 Mac Calla ut supra .
Letter to ” Mr. Franklin , ” signed ” A.B. ” giving information regarding the trial of Dr. Jones for the Murder of his Apprentice . Growdon , Attorney – Genl . opened the indictment . The Doctor with accomplices had persuaded his Apprentice to become a Free Mason , and they had compelled the youth to take part in certain diabolical ceremonies . Jury brought in a verdict of Manslaughter . Two other persons were arraigned with the Doctor . One found guilty of manslaughter , but obtained a Pardon ; the other was acquitted . Reprinted loc . cit
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , Feb. 7-15 . Mac Calla ut supra .
Another long letter , this time from Benj . Franklin , regarding the Jones trial . Franklin justifies himself . He was in the Tavern in Market St. the Saty . before the affair happened , & the practices on the apprentices were mentioned , at which Franklin laughed heartily . But when he heard of the scandalous nature of the ceremony , he and other Masons , including Mr. Danby & Mr. Alrichs , expressed their detestation of the whole thing . He knew and respected the apprentice ( Armstrong Smith ) and his father , and being subpoena’d on the trial , gave his evidence freely and impartially . He denounces the false and unjust accusa tions which have been made concerning him in connection with the matter . Following is a certificate signed by John Danby and Harmanus Alrichs that they and Franklin were present when Dr. Jones and J – n R – n related the occurence in the cellar , and that did not counten ance the affair in any way , but the contrary . Witness our hands this 15 Feb. , 1737-8 . Declaration signed William Allen , that the foregoing was sworn on the Evangelists before him on that date . Reprinted loc . cit .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , Feb. 15-21 . Mac Calla ut supra
New York , Jan. 24. Last Saty . David Provost , Jr. Master of the Lodge in this place gave an entertainment to the Fraternity at the Black Horse . They expressed their thanks to him and wished him a prosperous voyage and speedy return . Matthew Norris , S.W. was chosen Master and was installed . He apptd . John Saint , S.W. and Henry Holt , J.W.
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , Feb. 15-21 . Mac Calla ut supra .
Charles – town , Dec. 29. Tuesday last , St. John’s Day . All members of the Society of F. & A.M. met at Mr. Seaman’s , Master of Solomon’s Lodge , whence they went in procession , properly clothed , to wait on James Graeme , Prov . G.M. at his house in Broad St. where they were received by members of G.L. Another procession to the Court Room , at Mr. Charles Shepheard’s House , where a numerous audience of ladies and gentlemen was gathered , admission being by ticket . G.M. made a speech in praise of Masonry . G.L. then withdrew to choose G.M. and elected James Graeme , who appointed James Wright , D.G.M. , Maurice Lewis , S.G.W. , John Crookshanks , J.G.W. , James Michie , G.T. , and James Gordon , G.S.
Same day Mr. James Crockatt was chosen Master of Solomon’s Lodge .
LONDON DAILY POST , April 22 . Gould ii . , 343 .
Records the election of N. Blakerby as Master of the Lodge at the Horn .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , June 29 – Jul . 6 . Mac Calla , ut supra .
Philadelphia , Jul . 6. Saty . 24th past , Grand Lodge at the Indian King . Joseph Shippen chosen G.M. of this Province . He apptd . Philip Syng his Depy . Dr. Thomas Cadwalader and Mr. Thomas Bourde nominated and chosen G. Wardens .
MASONRY farther DISSECTED ; OR , MORE | SECRETS | of that Mysterious | SOCIETY REVEAL’D . | Faithfully Englished from the French Original just publish’d at Paris , by the Permission | and Privilege of M. de Harraut , Lieute- | nant – General of Police . | With Explanatory NOTES ( both serious and comical ) by the TRANSLATOR . | Likewise , An APPENDIX , wherein are contain’d , | I. The Free – Masons Reception in Foreign Parts II . The Free – Masons Apology , as publish’d at Paris . III . Free – Masons a dangerous Society ; from the CRAFTSMAN . | LONDON | Printed for J. Wilford , at the Three Golden Flower -de – Lu- | ces , behind the Chapter – House , near St. Paul’s . 1738. ( Pr . 6d . ) | Where may be had , Masonry Dissected . The Seventh Edition . Pr . 6d . |
Published in April , see Gent.’s Mag . , 1738 , p . 224 .
It is mentioned by many writers , but the best description of it is that by Dr. Chetwode Crawley in A.Q C. , ix . , 83 et seq . There is no doubt ” The Apology was translated from the same original as the article quoted in Gentleman’s Magazine , March 1737. The Freemasons ‘ Reception is a reprint of the articles in the Gentleman’s Magazine , Jan. 1738 ; March , 1737 ( p . 191 ) , and July , 1737 ( p . 453 ) , while the third part is a reprint of the article in the Craftsman , April 16. 1736. There is a copy in the B.M. ( 112 d 39 )
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , May 18 Masonic Magazine iv . , 474 .
Consecration of lodge at Mr. Gordon’s house the New Exchange Punch Bowl in the Strand .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST Masonic Magazine iv . , 474 .
Gloucester , May 18. Consecration of a lodge at the Wheatsheaf , Halifax , May 22. Consecration of a lodge at the Talbot
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST Masonic Magazine iv . , 421 .
Letter dated , Florence May 24 , mentions the re – opening of the interdicted lodges at Florence , Leghorn , Smyrna and Aleppo .
GENTLEMAN MAGAZINE , June p . 326 .
A resumé in English of the Papal Bull of 1738 against Freemasonry .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST . Masonic Magazine iv . , 472 .
Rome , June 27. An amusing paragraph to the effect that the Pope has recalled his Bull , and that he and several of his Cardinals had been proposed in several lodges .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , July 15 .
Edinburgh , July 11. Records a lodge meeting when the brethren informally excommunicated the old Father ( the Pope ) .
Edinburgh , Aug. 3. Foundation Stone of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary laid by Free masons , Earl Cromarty , Grand Master .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST . Masonic Magazine iv . , 474
Bath , Oct. 30. Extraordinary lodge held at the Bear Tavern . Present , Earl Darnley , P.G.M. , John Ward , D.G.M. , Sir E. Mansell , Dr. Desaguliers
The Builder’s Compleat Assistant ; or a Library of Arts and Sciences absolutely necessary to be understood by Builders and Workmen in General . 2 vols .
Gould i . , 77 ; A.Q.C. xi . , 135
I have not been able to ascertain when the first edition was issued . The earliest edition in the B.M. is the third , dated 1738 ( 61 b 5 ) . There is a second edition of this work in G.L. Library , without date . The part relating to Freemasonry is reprinted in extenso in A.Q.C. xi . , 135 .
THE NEW BOOK OF CONSTITUTIONS OF THE | Antient and Honourable FRATERNITY OF FREE and ACCEPTED MASONS . | CONTAINING | Their History , Charges , Regulations , & c . …… By JAMES ANDERSON , D.D. | London : | | MDCCXXXVIII . | In the Vulgar Year of Masonry 5738.
The second edition of the Book of Constitutions . At the end are printed various Songs ; A Defence of Masonry , publish’d A.D. 1730 , occasioned by a Pamphlet call’d Masonry Dissected ; and Brother Euclid’s Letter to the Author Against unjust Cavils .
Reproduced in facsimile in Q.C. Antigrapha , vol . vii .
Miscellaneous Works in Verse and Prose of John Bancks . . . London , Printed for James Hodges at the Looking Glass on London Bridge 1739 , 2 vols .
There is a copy ( 2nd edition ) in G.L.L. In vol . i . there is ” On Masonry , an Ode , ” commencing ” Genius of Masonry ! Descend , ” as in the 1738 Constitutions , but with some variations and explanatory foot – notes .
ST . JAMES ‘ EVENING POST , Jan. 7 Masonic Magazine iv . , 519 .
Newcastle . Meeting of a Lodge on Dec. 27 at Mr. Baxter’s , on the Key . Election of Walter Blackett as M. , Mr. Thoresby as D.M. and Mr. Newton and Mr. Graham as W.’s ( See 1735 ) .
READ’S WEEKLY JOURNAL , Jan. 20 . Gould ii . , 355 .
Records presentation of 1738 Constitutions to the Prince of Wales .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , April 19-26 , 1739 . Mac Calla , ut supra .
Philadelphia , Yesterday morning , died at Trenton , the Hon . Daniel Cox , Esq . , one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the Province of New Jersey . “
LONDON EVENING POST , May 26 . Gould ii . , 292 .
Records the death of Dr. James Anderson , a dissenting teacher . appeared in Read’s Weekly Journal , June 2 , and London Daily Post , May 29 .
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE , May .
May 17. – Records meeting of G.L. and procession of 85 Coaches and Chariots to the Fishmongers ‘ Hall . Present the Marquis of Carnarvon , G. M. , Lord Raymond , M. Elect , with several Noblemen and Persons of Distinction .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , June 7-14 , 1739 Mac Calla ut supra .
London , April 9. Right Hon . Lord Raymond appointed G.M. for year .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , June 21-28 , 1739 . Mac Calla ut supra .
London , April 6 1739 , We hear from Rome that a month since by order of the Inquisition , was burnt in an open place before the Church of Sta . Maria supra Minerva , a piece by Chevalier Ramsay in defense of Freemasonry , entitled Relation Apologique et Historique de la Secrete des Francs – Macons , par G.D.M. F.M.A. Dublin , chez . Patria Odonoko , 1738 .
This was published at Paris in answer to Masonry farther Dissected printed by order of the Lieutenant de Police , and Gentleman’s Magazine , March , 1737 , ut supra . I wonder if Odonoko is a corruption of Southerne’s play ” Oroonoko ” published in 1696 , or of O’Donoghue .
PUE’S OCCURRENCES ( Dublin ) Dec. 8/11 Cement . Hib . i . The First Warrant , p . 14 .
Records meeting of G.L. of Ireland on the previous Thursday .
THE BEGINNING | AND | First FOUNDATION | Of the Most Worthy | CRAFT of MASONRY , with | The CHARGES thereunto belonging . | By a Deceas’d BROTHER , for the BENEFIT of his WIDOW . | LONDON : | Printed for Mrs. DODD , at the Peacock without Temple Bar . | M. DCC . XXXIX . ( Price Six – pence )
This is known as the Dodd version of the Constitutions . ( Gould i . , 76 , 77 ; Hughan’s Old Charges , 1895 , p . 139. ) Hughan cites copies in the G.L.L. , G.L.Lib . , Iowa , and Bro . E. T. Carson , of Cincinnati . It was reprinted by Bro . Carson , and also in the Q.C. Antigrapha , vol . iv .
An Apology for the Free and Accepted Masons . Occasioned by their persecution in the Canton of Berne ; with the present State of Masonry in Germany , Italy , France , Flanders and Holland . By J.G. , D.M. F.M , Dublin , Patrick Odoroko , 1739 ,
The earliest edition of this that I have been able to trace is the reprint of it in Scott’s Pocket Companion of 1754. Oliver’s entry Rev. of a Square , p . 61/2 , however is too circum stantial to be ignored . He attributed the translation of it ( from the French ) to Martin Clare . It is partially confirmed by the passage in the Gentleman’s Magazine , April , 1743 .
It is possible that Oliver relied ( as in several other instances ) on Kloss who quotes a French editon issued by ” Patrick Odonoko ” at Dublin in 1738. He states that it was burnt by the public hangman at Rome on Feb. 1. 1739 , and that every thing points to it having been written by Michael Ramsay . See also ante Pennsylvania Gazette , 1739 , June 21-28 . Wolfstieg quotes the French edition ( 34500 ) but does not state where a copy is to be found .
A Proposal ( printed by the consent of the Committee of Charity ) To raise yearly £ 310 . Submitted by John Boaman , Member of that Right Worshipful and Honourable Society . ( 1 page folio ) .
A.Q.C. xi . , 35. , xxiii . , 167 .
This was the earliest , although unsuccessful attempt at the foundation of a Masonic Orphan School . Other manuscript papers on the Committee of Charity are cited on pp . 34-35 , A.Q.C. xi .
The Tea Table Miscellany or a Collection of Choice Songs edition By Allan Ramsey .
On p . 346 is the poem commencing ” By Mason’s Art , the aspiring dome . ” It may be in the earlier editions , which I have been unable to consult .
The Builder’s Jewel : or the Youth’s Instructor and Workman’s Remembrancer .
A copy of this edition is in the Library of the Royal Institute of British Architects , but I have not been able to consult it . A curious frontispiece , designed and engraved by Batty Langley , dated ” A.L. 5741 ” appears in later editions , certainly down to the tenth edition , 1763 .
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE , June 25 , 1741 . Mac Calla ut supra .
Yesterday , G.L. for the Province of Pennsylvania at the Indian King . Philip Syng chosen G.M. Thomas Boude Depy . G.M. Lambert Everson , Thomas Bond , G. Wardens .
Freemasonry ; or the Grand Procession . Printed and sold 1741 by Mrs. Dodd at the Peacock , without Temple Bar .
Broadside with a large illustration . In the possession of Bro . A. M. Broadley . 1742. THE CHAMPION OR THE EVENING ADVERTISER , Jan. 19 . Records the death of Anthony Sayer . • .
LONDON EVENING POST , Jan 16/19 Q.C.A. , X. , 59 .
A few days since died , aged about 70 years , Mr. Anthony Sayer , who was Grand – Master of the most Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted . Masons in 1717. His corpse was followed by a great Number of Gentlemen of that Honourable Society of the best Quality , from the Shakespear’s lead Tavern in the Piazza in Covent – Garden , and decently interr’d in Cover arden Church .
A Discourse upon Masonry . As spoken by the author [ George Minty ] when master of a lodge in England in 1742 .
A.Q.C. ix . , 104
The first edition seems to be that of Dublin 1757. The title is reprinted in full loc . cit . In later reprints it is stated that it was delivered in 1772. This is evidently an error , as it is dedicated to the Rt . Hon . Thomas Southwell , G.M. of Ireland , which office he held in 1743
[ Pope’s Dunciad ] The New Dunciad : As it was found in the year MDCCXLİ . with the Illustrations of Scriblerus , and Notes Variorum . London : Printed for T. Cooper at the Globe in Pater – noster Row . MDCCXLII . ( Price 1s . and 6d . )
This is the first issue containing Book 4. Lines 565-578 contain a reference to Freemasons which is reprinted in A.Q.C. viii . , 138 ; xi . , 116 ; xix . , 70 ; xxi . , 93 , 235.
A Discourse | upon | Masonry . | As spoken by the Author when Master of a | Lodge in England in the year 1742 . . . Dublin … 1757 .
A.Q.C. ix . , 104
Bro . Conder , who quotes the book , does not say where it is to be found . He states it is by George Minty .
FAULKNER’S DUBLIN JOURNAL , No. 1830 Jan. 10/14 .
Cæment . Hiber . , vol . i . ( The Irish Constitutions , p . 11 ) .
Contains the first printed mention of the Royal Arch . It is reprinted fully by Dr. Chetwode Crawley loc . cit .
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE , March .
” Vienna . March 13. The 17th Instant at Night a Detachment of 30 Cuirassiers and 30 Grenadiers went to a private house , where a Free Masons Lodge was kept and seized about 30 Free Masons , who were sitting round a table , which was covered with a black Cloth or Carpet , whereon were drawn divers odd Characters . On the Table stood two black Candles lighted , a Death’s head , a large naked Sabre and a Register , containing the Names of 400 Brethren . Among them were several Persons of Distinction who were soon released . “
GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE , April .
Rome . There was lately burnt here with great Solemnity , by order of the Inquisition , a piece in French wrote by the Chevalier Ramsay ( Author of the Travels of Cyrus etc. ) entitled ” an Apologetical and Historical Relation of the Secret of the Free – Masons , printed at Dublin by Patric Odonko .
This was published at Paris , in answer to a pretended Catechism printed there by Order of the Lieutenant de Police , ( See vol . viii . p . 54. ) much like Prichard’s in English .
A SERIOUS and IMPARTIAL | ENQUIRY | Into the Cause of the present Decay of | FREE – MASONRY | IN THE | Kingdom of IRELAND . . . . I | To which are added , | such Instructive Remarks as may be | found useful to Revive the Honour of that AN- TIENT CRAFT . | | By Fifield Dassigny M.D. Author of the Impartial | Answer to the Enemies of FREE – MASONS . | DUBLIN : | Printed by EDWARD BATE in George’s – Lane near | Dame – Street . M , DCC , XLIV .
The earliest printed work on Royal Arch Masonry , A.Q.C. , vi . , 77. Cæment Hiber .
Three copies are at present known , one of which is in the G.L. Lib . , Iowa , and another in the W. Yorkshire Masonic Library .
Reproduced in Hughan’s Masonic Memorials , in facsimile , with an introduction by W. J. Hughan , Leeds ( R. Jackson ) , 1893 .
GENERAL EVENING POST , March 1 . Gould ii . , 349 .
Records death of Dr. Desaguliers on Feb. 29 .
THE SUFFERINGS | OF JOHN COUSTOS , FOR | FREE – MASONRY , | AND FOR His refusing to turn ROMAN CATHOLIC , IN THE INQUISITION at | | Lisbon ; Where he was sentenc’d , during Four years , to the GALLEY LONDON : Printed by W. Strahan , for the AUTHOR , 1746
Biographia Britannica : | OR THE | LIVES OF THE most eminent PERSONS | who have flourished in | GREAT BRITAIN | and | IRELAND , … London
This is Kippis ‘ edition of the work which was reprinted 1778. It contains ( Vol . i . , pp . 222 , 236 ) a memoir of E. Ashmole .
Laws relating to General Charity .
These were circulated at various times by G.L. ( see G.L. Minutes in the Press ) , but no copy is at present known to be in existence . See also Kloss ( 140 ) , who states that it consists of 3 pages , but does not state where it is to be found .
[ Bramston , Man of Taste ] A COLLECTION | OF | POEMS . | By SEVERAL HANDS . IN THREE VOLUMES . | London | Printed for R. DODSLEY at Tally’s Head in Pall Mall . MDCCXLVIII .
A.Q.C. , xxi . , 230 .
On p . 154 occurs the following lines ( forming part of the ” Man of Taste ” )
Bears , lions , wolves , and elephants I breed , And Philosophical Transactions read : Next lodge I’ll be Free – Mason , nothing less , Unless I happen to be F.R.S.
The Advantages of Unity considered . | In a sermon preached before the Free and Accepted | Masons | in the | Parish – Church of St. John Baptist , | in the City of Bristol , | On Monday , the 28th of December , 1747. | By John Price M.A. . . . Bristol : | printed for and sold by Samuel Worrall [ Price 6d . ] ( B.M. 225 , f . 17 ) .
THE CHARMER A.Q.C. , iv . , 91
Contains several Masonic songs including the E.A. Song . The earliest edition in the B.M. is that of 1782 ( 11603 ccc 15. )
Brotherly Love Recommended | IN A SERMON | PREACHED BEFORE THE | Ancient and Honourable SOCIETY OF | Free and Accepted | MASONS | IN | CHRIST Church , BOSTON , ON | Wednesday the 27th of December , 1749. | By Charles Brockwell , A.M. | His Majesty’s Chaplain in BOSTON . Published at the Request of the Society . . . . . BOSTON in NEW – ENGLAND : in Newbury – Street . | M , DCCL ..
B.M. 4784 aaa 47 ( 1 )
The only copy I can trace is that in the B.M. It was reprinted in Scott’s Pocket Companion , 1754 , and elsewhere .
A SERMON | Preach’d before the Antient and Honourable Society , | or | Free and Accepted MASONS , | At the Parish – Church of St. JOHN in the City of GLOUCESTER , | On THURSDAY the 27th of December . By a BROTHER . GLOUCESTER : Printed for the AUTHOR in the YEAR 1750 .
The only copy at present known ( and that wants all after p . 20 ) is in the Q.C. Library . Mr. Rowland Austin , the Librarian of Gloucester Public Library , informs me that it was printed by Robert Raikes , but that he knows of no other copy . It is dedicated to Henry Toye Bridgeman , of Princknash , Esq . , High Sheriff of the County of Gloucester , Master Mason , and Master of the Lodge of the A. and H. Society of F. and A. Masons regularly constituted in the City of Gloucester , and is signed J.M. I have been quite unable to trace the author’s name ; he was not an incumbent of Gloucester city .
It is possible it is the same sermon quoted by Krause , Kunsturkunden 1821 p . 342 “ A Sermon before the Free – Masons in St. John’s Church , Gloucester . London , Owen 1752. ” [ 231 ]
The free and accepted Mason described in a Sermon preached at S. Stephen Walbrook June 25. 1750 by John Entick M.A.
A.Q.C. xxi . 80 note .
PARENTALIA | OR | MEMOIRS | OF THE | FAMILY of the WRENS ; viz . OF MATHEW Bishop of ELY , CHRISTOPHER Dean of WINDSOR , EC , BUT CHIEFLY OF | SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN , | Late SURVEYOR GENERAL of the Royal Buildings , President of the ROYAL SOCIETY , etc. , etc. , | Compiled , by his Son CHRISTOPHER ; now published by his Grandson , STEPHEN WREN , Esq ; LONDON : | Printed for T. OSBORN , in Gray’s – Inn ; and R. DODSLEY , in Pall – Mall . MDCCL .
Gould , ii . , 14 , etc .; A.Q.C. i . , 68 and elsewhere .
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