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The History of Freemasonry Vol 2

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Excerpt from The History of Freemasonry Vol 2 Its Antiuities Symbols Constitutions Customs Etc; Embracing an Investigation of the Records of the Organisations of the Fraternity in England Scotland Ireland British Colonies France Germany and the United StatesThe common belief in Wren's membership of the Society of Freemasons rests upon two sources of authority Historically the general impression derives what weight it may possess from the importance that is attached to an obscure passage in Aubrey's Natural History of Wiltshire and traditionally or masonically the acceptance of the legend and its devolution from an article of faith into a matter of conviction is dependent upon our yielding full credence to statements in Dr Anderson's Constitutions of ad 1738 which are uite irreconcilable with those in his earlier publication of 1723 The Natural History of Wil. The Magical Christmas upon two sources of authority Historically the general impression derives what weight it may possess from the importance that is attached to an obscure passage in Aubrey's Natural History of Wiltshire and traditionally or masonically the acceptance of the legend and its devolution from an article of faith into a matter of conviction is dependent Inventing Elliot upon our yielding full credence to statements in Dr Anderson's Constitutions of ad 1738 which are Surrender to Ecstasy uite irreconcilable with those in his earlier publication of 1723 The Natural History of Wil.

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Tshire originally commenced in 1656 and of which the last chapter was written on April 21 1686 was the author's first literary essay He subseuently made some additions but none Of a later date than 1691 In 1675 it was submitted to the Royal Society; sub seuently Dr Plot 2 curator of the Ashmolean Museum and author of the Natural History of Stafi'ordshire was reuested by Aubrey to prepare it for the press This however he declined to do but strongly urged the writer to finish and publish it himself The work remained in ms Until 1847 when it was first printed under the editorial supervision of John Britten3 The original ms Was never removed from Oxford but a fair copy was made by the author and presented to the Royal Society Of the Oxford ms Britten says Being compiled at various times during a long series of years it has a confused appearance from the numerous. Inventing Elliot urged the writer to finish and publish it himself The work remained in ms Until 1847 when it was first printed Surrender to Ecstasy under the editorial supervision of John Britten3 The original ms Was never removed from Oxford but a fair copy was made by the author and presented to the Royal Society Of the Oxford ms Britten says Being compiled at various times during a long series of years it has a confused appearance from the numerous.

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Corrections and additions made in it by Aubrey The same authority continues SO far as Aubrey's own labours are concerned the Royal Society's copy is the most perfect; but the notes of Ray Evelyn and Tanner were written upon the Oxford msAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical work. Inventing Elliot upon the Oxford msAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books Surrender to Ecstasy uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical work.