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V. Uniforms and Badges of different Orders of Knights 240
Origin of Masonry, and its general Advantages.
FROM the commencement of the world, we may trace the foundation of masonry.* Ever since symmetry began, and harmony displayed her charms, our order has had a being. During many ages, and in many different countries, it has flourished. In the dark periods of antiquity, when literature was in a low state, and the rude manners of our forefathers withheld from them that knowledge we now so amply share, masonry diffused its influence. This science unveiled, arts arose,
* Masonry and Geometry are sometimes used as synoni