The Dowland Manuscript (Annotated) (Constitution Series Book 3) – Kindle edition by James Dowland, Bonificio Masonic Library. Download it once and read it. The oldest of this kind is the manuscript of a poem called. Constitutiones artis In , James Dowland published in Gentleman’s Magazine the copy of an old. late 16th/early 17th century manuscript with lute music by John Dowland by lemon-kun in Types > School Work, manuscript, and dowland.

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Back from Old Charges to Lodge Talks. There followed directives as to the regulation of the craft, and provisions for the masters of every dowlznd to elect a warden to have charge of the lodge every year, and that the choice be approved by the Warden General. Other German ordinances are found in the Cologne recordsthe Torgau ordinances ofand the Strasbourg Brother-book of It is believed that the Old Charges were used in making a Mason in the old, operative stonemason days.

Robert Kanuscript, the archivist and writer, goes so far as to call Schaw the Manuscrpt of Freemasonry. Haughfoot was a hamlet, consisting mainly of a staging post for horses and carriages, in the Scottish Borders near the village of Stow. And when the City of Nyneve, and other cities of the East should be made, Nemrothe, the Kinge of Babilon, sent thither three-score Masons at the rogation of the Kinge of Nyneve his cosen.

Old Charges

The Kirkwall Scroll is a hand painted roll of linen, probably used as a floorcloth, now in the care of a lodge in Orkney.

And Sainct Albones was a worthy Knight, and steward with the Kinge of his Household, and had governance of the realme, and also of the makinge of the town walls; and loved well Masons and cherished them much. WoodfordHughan’s collaborator. It is named after the family who owned it – the Earls of Airlie. They sent Archibald Barclay to a further meeting infrom which issued the second Statute, again on 28 December.

There are then fifteen points for craftsmen which follow a similar pattern. The rest, of which over a hundred survive, usually have a three part construction.


This is followed by fifteen articles for the master concerning both moral behaviour do not harbour thieves, do not take bribes, attend church regularly, etc. Recent analysis of the Middle English of the document date it to the same period as the writing, aroundimplying that the source or sources from which it was copied were almost contemporary with the Cooke, and contemporary with, or only slightly later than the Regius poem. And he himself bad and commanded that it should be readd or tould, when that any Mason should be manuzcript, for to give him his Charge.

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The Tabernacle is claimed to be King Solomon’s Templewith the tents removed in Sinclair’s reproduction. Hiram Abiff is mentioned, but only as Solomon’s master craftsman, inspired by Bezalelwho performed the same function for Moses.

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Unlike the majority of the old constitutions, which are written on rolls, the Cooke manuscript is written on sheets of vellum, four and three-eighth inches high and three and three eighth inches broad mm x 86mm bound into a book, still retaining its original oak covers. And then the King of the land made a great Counsell and a parliament, to witt, how they might find their children honestly as gentle-men.

The Old Records of the Fraternity of Operative Freemasons, under the general name of Old Constitutions, or Old Charges, were written in the fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. Accessories Order of the Eastern Star Watches from: James Anderson was commissioned to digest the “gothic constitutions” into a more palatable form.

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The assembly under Edwin is for the first time identified as having occurred manucsript York. Email required Address never made public. Again, the charges take the form of an oath on a sacred book.

Within this manuscript and the Dowland we find a curious mason called Naymus Grecus Dowland has Maymus or Mamus Grecuswho had been doland the building of Solomon’s Temple, and who taught masonry to Charles Martel before he became King of France, thus bringing masonry to Europe. And when it was proved, there were founden some in Frenche, and some in Greek, and some in English, and some in other languages; and manuscrupt intent of them all was founden all one. The Dowland Manuscript was first printed in the Gentleman’s Magazine in Pen Gift Set on Amazon.


They elected the master of works of Strasbourg Cathedral as their perpetual presiding officer.

All of those which pre-date the formation of Grand Lodges are found in Scotland and Ireland, manuuscript show such similarity that the Irish rituals are usually assumed to be of Scottish origin.

In what appears to be the examination of a Master Mason, the responder relates what modern masons would recognise as that part of the legend of Hiram Abiff dealing with the recovery of his body, but in this instance the body is that of Noahdisinterred by his three sons in the hope of learning januscript secret, and the mason’s word is cryptically derived from his rotting body.

A fellow craft is further expected to know and explain a masonic embrace called the five points of fellowship.

The Graham Manuscriptof aboutgives a version of the third degree legend at variance with that now transmitted to master masons, involving Noah instead of Hiram Abiff.

And in his dayes it befell that the lord and the estates of the realme had soe many sonns that they had gotten some by their wifes and some by other ladyes of the realme; for that land is a hott land and a plentious of generacion. And fro that day unto this tyme manners of Masons have beene kept in that forme as well as men might governe it.

This page was last edited on 16 Septemberat The group of masons calling themselves the Grand Lodge of All England meeting since Time Immemorial in the City of York continued to issue written constitutions to lodges, as their authority to meet, until the last quarter of the eighteenth century. Cooper’s contribution was in response to claims of mediaeval origin for the scroll. The origins of the Regius are obscure.