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Gentleman Mason

In some of the old lectures of the eighteenth century this title is used as equivalent to Speculative Freemason. Thus they had the following catechism What do you learn by being a Gentleman Mason? Secrecy, Morality, and Good-Fellowship. What do you learn by being an Operative Mason? Hew, Square, Mould stone, lay a Level, and raise a Perpendicular. Hence we see that Gentleman Mason was in contrast with Operative Mason.

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