« PreviousContinue »
the pages of this volume bear ample testimony. He who pa tronizes them must be the patron of fools, and the more grand the more ridiculous. Let us suppose the Masonic association public; let us suppose a free admission to the public to witness all the ceremonies: would they be borne with ? Could such an institution maintain itself in the face of day? No. Then why should it be kept up in secret, and why should it have the patronage of you, the Chief Magistrate ?
It is known, even among Masons, that what is called the charitable part of Masonry is an addition, which the scrutinizing eye of the public rendered necessary, in the early part of the last century, as a cloak for the mysterious, the nonsensical parts. Without the pretence to charity and brotherhood, Masonry could not have survived the last century. This, therefore, is no reason why it should be now, continued, as, whatever is good, may be preserved or transferred, and whatever is foolish and frivolous abolished.
There is evidence of progressing shame among the Masons, ir the circumstance of the United Grand Lodge having abrogated the host of degrees above or beyond the Royal Arch. That was a curtailing of the nonsense, and we may hope that the shame will grow toward its immediate extinction, or that it be legislatively dealt with as all other secret associations have been dealt with I pride myself upon the exposure, and from good information learn, that I have shamed hundreds of Masons from the associa tion, and even some of those who have not left it have expressed their shame, and pronounced it all trick and nonsense. Some person, professing to be a Secretary to a London Lodge, came to our shop in Fleet-street, and said, that new words, grips, and signs had been rendered imperative, and were about to be adopted; h also observed, that the Grand Lodge had better have paid m fines than have witnessed such an exposure:
Other exposures have been made, during the last half year: that of the Od Fellows is complete : and we are deficient in exposing none of the secret associ tions, but that called the “ Orange,” of which your brother of York is the secr Grand Patron.
The exposure of the Idol of the Jews and Christians, of which I sent your M jesty a copy, has also made, and is still making, a great noise. The Vice Socie threatens a prosecution, and we wait for them, not in tears, but in smiles. TH morning an elderly and respectable looking gentleman entered the shop and insist that the painted God was not the idol of the Jews and Christians : " it is Carlil God which you sell for a shilling :” and vain was the answer, that Carlile kept God, that he had no idol but your Majesty.'
I crave your Majesty's patronage for the present volume of “ The Republicar and I pledge myself to your Majesty, in return, to go onward in making all necessary and useful exposures of the abuses which exist among,or are imposed up mankind. And in case the Vice Society prosecute, and a jury be found to perj themselves by finding law offended where no law exists—that your Majesty order your Attorney-General to enter a check to further proceedings—to furt imprisonment, for an exposure of an abuse of this kind. Respectfully, Fleet-street, Dec. 28, 1825.
10.1 bi ditt Mantert port MB
No. 1.-An exposure of Freemasonry! Letter 1, to William
Williams, Esq., M. P. Provincial Grand Master of the society of
Free Masons for the county of Dorset, exposing the degree of
the Entered Apprentice.
No. 2.-Letter 2, to William Williams, &c. on the degree of the
Entered Apprentice.--Report of the presentation of a second peti-
tion to the House of Commons for R. Carlile, by Mr. Brougham.
Letter from Candid with a note in answer on Fatalism. Letter
from Ephraim Smooth. Letter to the King.
No. 3.-Letter 3, to William Williams, &c. in exposure of the
second degree in Masonry. Letter to the King.
No, 4.- Conclusion of Letter 3 to William Williams, &c. and
Letter 4 on the third degree in Masonry. Letter to the King.
Notice of “ John Bull's” notice of the print of the Jewish and
No. 5.—Letter to the Editor by Mr. Heinekin of Bradford.
Letter to Mr. Peel, with a professed refutation of the Age of Rea-
Letter to Charlton Byam Wollaston, Esq. Visiting Magis-
trate for Dorchester Gaol, on the conduct of the Gaoler. Letter
from William Jones of Hull on the death of William Stephens.
Letter from James Lowe, Letter to Dr. Adam Clarke and other
Methodist preachers by Mr. William Milburn of Stockton.
Ghosts considered by Allen Davenport. Notices of the Devil,
Report of Progress, Newgate Magazine, Clarke's Letters, Haley,
Mackey and subscriptions.
No. 6.-Letter 5, to William Williams, Esq. with a copy of and
comment on an ancient Masonic document. Letters to the
No. 7.-Letter 5, to William Williams, Esq. concluded. Letter
6 to ditto describing the Masonic degrees of Mark Man, Mark
Master and Architect. Consideration of Ghosts by Allen Daven-
port concluded. Letter from Amicus on the wild man found in
the Mountains of Hartzwald. Letter to the King. Note on the
word Abraxes. New Ravings. Notice of the Palladium News-
No. 8.-Letter 6, to William Williams, Esq. continued, describ-
ing the Masonic degrees of Grand Architect; Scotch Master;
Secret Master and Perfect Master. Letter from R. T. Webb of
Hammersmith on the death of William White. Letter from
Ephraim Smooth. Letter to the King.
No.9.---Letter 6, to William Williams, Esq. continued, containing
the Masonic degrees of Intimate Secretary; Intendant of fhe Build-
ings or Master in Israel ; Past Master, Excellent Mason; Super-
excellent Mason: Nine elected Knights. Letter from J. Jack-
son of Hull. Letter from Hiram the Second with a poetical squib.
Dr. Stoddart, a blasphemer of the Christian Religion and of the
Gods of the Christicoles. The God for a shilling. Letter from
W. V. Holmes.
No. 10.–Letter 6, to William Williams Esq. concluded, des-
cribing the masonic degrees of the Elect of Nine, Second Elect of
Nine, Third Elect of Fifteen. Priestly order of Israel; Irish
Master; Noahites or Prussian Knights, Red Cross Sword of Ba-
bylon and Knights of the Sword of the East. Letter to the
No. 11.-The reply of Leucippus to Mr. Heinekin of Bradford.
Notice of a magisterial affair between Beauchamp and Heath of
Enfield. Letter from Ephraim Smooth with a note by R. Carlile.
Letter to the King.
No. 12.-Letter to the Duke of York on the Royal Arch De-
gree of Masonry Justice versus Religion, a dialogue. Letter
from W.W, R. on the Triple Tau of the Masons with an acknow.
ledgment by R. Carlile.- Reflections on Horseback, by Regula-
tor, No. 8. Letters to the King. Letters from John Cameron of
Bolton to the Rev. George Harris and Richard Carlile. Letter
from and to Mr. Robert Green of Norwich with a subscription.
Letter from Ephraim Smooth.
No. 13.--Letter 2, to the Duke of York on the Royal Arch
Degree of Masonry. Letter from S. A. Mackey on the Triple
Tau of the Masons. Letters to the King. To Richard Carlile
from. An Enemy to Persecution.' Letter from T. A. C. with
three chapters from “ Le Bon Sens.” Letter of General Alexan-
der Smyth on the Apocalypse of St. John.
No. 14.-Letter 1 to the Duke of Sussex on the Knight Tem-
plar's Degree of Masonry. American Talent. Intellectual Eco-
nomy. Notice of William Haley.
No. 15.--Letter 2 to the Duke of Sussex on the Rosicrucian
Degrees of Masonry. Letter from a Well Wisher on the system
of Paper Money. Letter from Leucippus. Ditto from John
Smithson. Ditto to the King. Ditto from Yarmouth with a
No. 16.- A charge to the whole fraternity of Free Masons.
Correspondence between Dr. Cooper of Columbia College, South
Carolina and Mr. William Sampson, Barrister of New York, on
the English Common Law. Letter from the Wife of an“ Odd Fel-
low,” exposing that nonsense.
Letter froin Togodubiline expo-
sing the association of Druids. Letters to the King. Miscella-
No. 17.-An Oration delivered at Concord. April 19, 1825,-
by Edward Everett. Notices from Dorchester Gaol,
Kings's late new demands for money considered by Shebago.
No. 18.--Letter 1 to John S. Harford, a member of the Vice
Society, on his villainous memoir of Thomas Paine. The Jew and
No. 19.-Letter 2 to John S. Harford. A review of two works
on the English Common Law by William Sampson. Extracts
from the letters of Masonic friends. Letter to the Editor of the
New Times. Letters to the King.
No. 20.-An oration delivered on Monday the fourth of July,
1825, at Boston. United States of America, by Charles Sprague.
Gaol Matters. Letter to the Commissioners of the Treasury.
Report to the Magistrates of Dorset in Session assembled. Let-
ter to the King, Last Moments of Thomas Paine.
No. 21.--Liberation! An Address to the Republicans of the
Island of Albion. Letters to the Editor of the New Tinies,
Correspondence between James Smith of Fordmoss and the
Reverend David Aitkin of Etal. Letters to the Editors of the
Newgate Magazine by Richard Carlile and Robert Gourlay.
Letter from Mrs. Wright concerning the Odd Fellows.
No. 22.-Joint Stock Book Company. Address to the Re-
publicans of the Island of Albion. Letter from John Lee. A
second Call to Unbelievers, by Shebago. Synopsis of the Jew
Books and of Christianity, by 'ditto. The Utility and Blessings
of Christianity and the probability of a Nation or Community
of Atheists considered, by ditto. Impromptu, on hearing of the
liberation of Richard Carlile. Letter from W. V. Holmes with a
No. 23.-An Address delivered at the laying of the corner
stone of the Bunker Hill Monument by Daniel Webster. Letter
of congratulation from Mr. Wm. Paul Rogers. Queries, instruc-
tions, and comfort for the religiously afflicted, by Shebago. A
specimen of Irish Religion and Irish knowledge copied from the
Morning Herald. Notice of Dr. Olinthus Gregory, with his speech
to the Mechanics of Deptford. Sun or fire worship, the original
worship or religion of mankind. Letter from an Antiquary.
Congratulatory Address from Glasgow to Mr. Carlile. Letter
from John Smith of Nottingham. Ditto from Mr. R. T. Webb.
Notice of the prrival in London of R. Carlile.
No. 24.--An address to the Albionites, with a notice of John
Cooke the Saddler of Exeter. Dialogue between Parson Knot-
tesford and Mr. Lancaster. Ten Reasons why Tithes should be
abolished. Letter from Benedict Norton. Letter from Mr.
Hardman with a note. Letter from M, Le Clerc of Paris. Letter
from C. W. Harris. Letter from Mr. B. Hart of Bristol. Notice
with regard to subscriptions. Letter from J. G. on the great
check given to learning and science by the introduction of Chris-
tianity. Notice of Paine's Birth Day. Of London. Of the Money Market, Banking System, Stocks, Public Credit, &c. Letter from Thomas Hood.
No. 25.-Banks, Paper Money, Stocks, Funding System, Finance, being a review of Mr. Paine's Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance. Dialogue between the Greek Philosopher Epictetus and his Son. Religious State of the United States of North America, Letter from John Cameron. Missionaries, a paper, by Shebago. Letter from George Weir. Notice for the regulation of prices.
No. 26.- A letter from Mr. Thomas Beard of Manchester in defence of the historical evidences of Christianity. James Hall not Cobbet. Letter from an Inquirer with a note in answer. Irving and the Doctors, a letter from Mr. R. T. Webb, Letter from a lover of distinctions as to a national name. Ditto from a Past Grand Odd Fellow, Ditto from Thomas Turton, on the doctrine of Necessity.