Jachin and Boaz [electronic resource] : or, An authentic key to the door of free-masonry, both ancient and modern. Calculated not only for the instruction of every newmade mason, but also for the information of all who intend to become brethren. Containing, I. A circumstantial account of all the proceedings in making a mason, with the several obligations of an entered apprentice, fellow-craft, and master; the prayers, and also the sign, grip, and password of each degree, with the ceremony of the mop and pail. II. The manner of opening a lodge, and setting the craft to work. III. The entered apprentice, fellow-craft, and master's lectures, verbatim, as delivered in all lodges; with the song at the conclusion of each part. IV. The origin of masonry; description of Solomon's Temple; history of the murder of the Grand Master Hiram by the three fellow-cratfs; their discovery and punishment; the burial of Hiram by King Solomon's order; with the five points of fellowship, &c. V. The ceremony of the instalment of the master of different lodges on St. John's day.-description of the regalia, &c. VI. Ceremonies used at the funeral of a mason. VII. A safe and easy method proposed, by which a man may obtain admittance into any lodge, without passing through the form required, and thereby save a guinea or two in his pocket. VIII. Anthems, odes, songs, &c. illustrated with a beautiful frontispiece of the regalia, jewels, and emblematical ornaments belonging to masonry, and an accurate plan of the drawing on the floor of a lodge. Interspersed with variety of notes and remarks, necessary to explain and sender the whole clear to the meanest capacity. To which is now added, a new and accurate list of all the English regular lodges in the world, according to their seniority, with the dates of each constitution, and days of meeting. By a gentleman belonging to the Jerusalem Lodge; a frequent visitor at the Queen's Arms, St. Paul's Church-Yard; the Horn, in Fleet-street; Crown and Anchor, Strand; and the Salutation, Newgate-street
- R. S.
- London : Printed for W. Nicoll, at No. 51, St. Paul's Church-Yard; and E. Newbery, the Corner of Ludgate-Street, 1785.
- A new edition, greatly enlarged and improved.
- Physical Description:
- vi,50,10 pages, plate ; 8⁰.
- The 'Advertisement' signed: R. S., The final ten pages contain a list of lodges., Reproduction of original from Bodleian Library (Oxford)., and AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Citation/References Note:
- English Short Title Catalog, T192916.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.
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