“What did you next discover?”

Ans. “The Worshipful Master approaching me from the east, under the sign and due-guard of a Master Mason, who presented me with his right hand in token of brotherly love

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and confidence, and proceeded to give me the pass-grip and word of a Master Mason, [the word is the name of the pass-grip] and bid me arise and salute the Junior and Senior Wardens and convince them that I was an obligated Master Mason, and had the sign, pass-grip and word. [Tubal Cain.] “What did you next discover?”

Ans. “The Worshipful Master approaching me the second time from the east, who presented me with a lamb-skin or white apron, which he said he hoped I would continue to wear, with honor to myself, and satisfaction and advantage to the brethren.”

“What were you next presented with?”

Ans. “The working tools of a Master Mason.”

“What are they?”

Ans. “All the implements of Masonry indiscriminately, but more especially the trowel.”

“How explained?”

Ans. “The trowel is an instrument made use of by operative masons to spread the cement which unites a building into one common mass, but we, as Free and Accepted Masons, are taught to make use of it for the more noble and glorious purpose of spreading the cement of brotherly love and affection, that cement which unites us into one sacred band or society of brothers, among whom no contention should ever exist, but that noble emulation of who can best work or best agree.”

“What were you next presented with?”

Ans. “Three precious jewels.”

“What are they?”

Ans. “Humanity, friendship and brotherly love.”

“How were you then disposed of?”

Ans. “I was conducted out of the lodge and invested with what I had been divested, and returned again in due season.”


Next: Second Section of the Master Mason Lecture.




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