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Bro. W. Farrar, M. D., W. M. 521, Barnsley, Yorkshire. "I am happy to say that your intention of publishing a Series of Lectures on Freemasonry, has given the Brethren of this Lodge unfeigned pleasure and satisfaction."
Bro. Charles Ogilvy, Esq. W. M. Morton Lodge, Lerwick, Shetland. "I beg further to express the high sense the Lodge entertains of the value of your Work; one so much required, and now to be so ably conducted, and under such distinguished patronage, &c."
Bro. James Dobie, W. M. —, Beith, Scotland.
"Your Twelve Lectures on Masonry appears from the Prospectus to be a Work much wanted, and I think, likely to prove both useful and entertaining."
Bro. Samuel C. Clifford, W. M. 642, Kilkenny. I am fully persuaded that your proposed Lectures
on Masonry cannot be otherwise than universally beneficial to our ancient and sublime Institution, &c."
Bro. Archibald Scott, W. M. 24, Hillsborough, Ireland.
"Your intended publication on Masonry is a kind of Work which has been long wanted in this Country, and will doubtless prove an acceptable present to our Lodges in general."
These extracts, proceeding from Brethren in every quarter of the United Kingdom, will be amply sufficient to show that
there does exist amongst the Fraternity a sentiment in favour of masonic research, conducted with proper caution, and on scientific principles. I may also add (that the communications from more than two hundred Brethren have expressed similar opinions.
One word respecting the phraseology, and I take my leave. A certain portion of these Lectures in their original form, was actually delivered by me in the Apollo Lodge, 544, Grimsby, during the year 1824, when I occupied the Chair of that Society. I have preserved throughout the same familiar style which I then considered most effective to command the attention of the Brethren in open Lodge, by awakening a permanent interest in their breasts, and exciting a taste for deep research and scientific illustration. How far this style may be acceptable to the Brethren in a printed form, can be determined only by experience; but I flatter myself, that no very severe criticism will be employed in condemnation of the attempt to reduce abstruse subjects to their elementary principles, and to place truth in its simplest and most unadorned point of view.
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