Freemasonry Quotes

Of neither parties to take no bribe; Of lord nor fellow, whoever he be, Of them thou take no manner of fee; And as a judge stand upright, And then thou dost to both good right And truly do this wheresoever thou goest, Thy worship, thy profit, it shall be most.

The Regius Poem, often referred to as The Halliwell Manuscript, c.1390, is the oldest Englsh langiage document of Freemasonry, It was a long poem with a then classic rhyming scheme. It articulated 15 moral precepts and even more "principles" of the English Masons at the time, which was not vastly different from Masons today.

Freemasonry, The Regius Poem. aka The Halliwell Manuscript, England, c.1390

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Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients. The degrees of Freemasonry retain the three grades of medieval craft guilds, those of Apprentice, Journeyman or fellow, and Master Mason. The candidate of these three degrees is progressively taught the meanings of the symbols of Freemasonry, and entrusted with grips, signs and words to signify to other members that he has been so initiated. The initiations are part allegorical morality play and part lecture. The three degrees are offered by Craft (or Blue Lodge) Freemasonry. Members of these organisations are known as Freemasons or Masons. There are additional degrees, which vary with locality and jurisdiction, and are usually administered by their own bodies (separate from those who administer the craft degrees).

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