1802 Masonic Register Boston complied By Brother John Moseley Dunham Song Lyrics For Sale
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1802 Masonic Register Boston complied By Brother John Moseley Dunham Song Lyrics:
Very scarce important 1802 antique early american masonic book printed in Boston by John M Dunham
The vocal companion and masonic register in two parts
Part 1- original and selected songs anthems dirges prologues toasts prayers and funeral procession (lyrics)
Part 2- concise account of the origin of masonry in america with a List of the lodge sin the six northern states Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont New York
With names of officers and the number of members of which each lodge consists
Part 2 complied by Brother John Moseley Dunham
Part 1/ 180 pages
Part 2/103 pages plus index
Original fold out plate is present as pictured foxed and very minor tears
Original Leather boards, scuffed worn are attached
Previous owners name on title page as pictured John Procter - his name is found printed on page 8 in part 2 in the list of Subscribers in rising states lodge Boston !!!
Age toning pages
Scattered Foxing and or stains
No writing in text
For age overall fair
LXXIX. by Brother J. Banks. Tune, Goddess of Ease.
Genius of Masonry descend,
In mystic numbers while we sing;
Enlarge our souls, the craft defend,
And hither all Thy influence bring.
With social thoughts our bosoms fill,
And give Thy turn to every will.
While yet Batavia's wealthy powers
Neglect thy beauties to explore;
And winding Seine, adorned with towers,
Laments thee wandering from his shore;
Here spread thy wings, and glad these isles.
Where arts reside, and Freedom smiles.
Behold the lodge rise into view,
The work of industry and art;
'Tis grand, and regular, and true,
For so is each good Mason's heart.
Friendship cements it from the ground,
And Secrecy shall fence it round.
A stately dome o'erlooks our east,
Like orient Phœbus in the morn;
And two tall pillars in the west
At once support us and adorn.
Upholden thus the structure stands,
Untouched by sacrilegious hands.