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" Freemasonry is a peculiar system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. "
The Encyclopaedia Britannica: Fra to Har - Page 44
edited by - 1910
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A Defence of Freemasonry

Adolophus Frederick A. Woodford - 1874 - 71 pages
...think no better answer can be given than that which she herself puts in the mouth of her neophytes—' A peculiar system of morality veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols.' We may style her what she really is —the sister of science, the handmaid of religion, the standard...
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The New England Freemason, Volume 1

Sereno Dwight Nickerson, Charles H. Titus - 1874
...understood. We quote a portion of the interesting narrative : " It was for the promotion of Freemasonry as ' a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols ' that the Rev. James Anderson, DD, the Rev. JT Desaguliers, LL. D., FRS, and other Brethren, constituted...
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The accepted ceremonies of craft freemasonry

A E. Mason - 1874 - 84 pages
...must be always at its meridian with respect to Freemasonry. VL — What is Freemasonry ? • Can. — A peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols. VL — Name the grand principles on which it is founded. Can. — Brotherly love, relief, and truth....
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Memorials of the masonic union of A.D. 1813, compiled by W.J. Hughan. Also ...

Freemasons - 1874
...number of working masons — especially in Scotland. It was however for the promotion of Freemasonry as "a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols," that the Rev. James Anderson, DD, the Rev. JT Desaguliers, LLD, FRS, and other brethren constituted...
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True Principles and Precepts of Freemasonry: A Sermon in Worcester Cathedral ...

Charles John Martyn - 1878 - 25 pages
...words in which even the most junior and unpractised member of our body could describe it to you, " a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols." Its grand desire, is to render its disciples, better servants of their God, better members of society,...
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History of the Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons ...

Henry Leonard Stillson, William James Hughan - Freemasonry - 1890 - 904 pages
...Craftsman to know and love, to adore and serve, the Grand Geometrician of the Universe. Freemasonry is a peculiar system of morality veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols. It is beautiful, unique, singular, and sui generis. It instils and enforces the sacred duties of brotherly...
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What's what: A Guide for To-day to Life as it is and Things as They are

Harry Quilter - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1902 - 1182 pages
...lions it is useless to rebel. See LON- ! DON HOTELS. Freemasonry. Masonically expressed, Freemasonry is "a peculiar system of! morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated ' by symbols " and indeed, to live the ideal masonic life is to be an extremely good man. There is, moreover,...
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Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Jurisdiction ..., Volumes 88-89

African American freemasons - 1908
...now be made, and the number of young Masons who are not content with accepting Freemasonry merely 'as a peculiar system of morality veiled In allegory and Illustrated by symbols.' hut who are proud to think of It also as a means towards living n Just and upright life, bound to others...
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Official Proceedings of the Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, State of ...

1908
...now be made, and the number of young Masons who are not content with accepting Freemasonry merely "as a peculiar system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols," but who are proud to think of it also as a means towards living a just and upright life, bound to others...
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: Fra to Har

Hugh Chisholm - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1910
...Sadler's Moronic Facts and Fictions. '"A peculiar system of Morality, veiled in Allegory and illust rated by Symbols " (old definition of Freemasonry). •...the laudable character of the society and provided for its continuance on definite lines. Sweden 1773. In most of these countries Grand Lodges were subsequently...
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