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Title: Life in the Triangle or Freemasonry at the Present Time By Rob. Morris, K. T. Author of "Lights And Shadows Of Freemasonry," and other Masonic Works; and Lectures on "The Landmarks And Work of Freemasonry."
Description: Louisville: J. F. Brennan & Co, 1854 . 0. Scarce first edition, in a very good binding. 12mo. 4.75" x 3.25" x 0.75". pp.284 . Original black cloth covered boards with blind stamp Masonic symbol of the Square and Compasses. Recent re-back in matching black cloth. Armorial bookplate: "E. Libris H. J. Whymper." to verso of the front board, overlaid with Printed library label: "District Punjab, Grand Lodge, Library." Recent front free-endpaper. Printed title page, with purple library stamp: "District Grand Lodge Library. Punjab. 1890", minor loss to fore-edge. Clear English text on lightly toned and foxed paper. A very good copy of this scarce little book. ** Rob Morris was a prominent American poet and Freemason. He also created the first ritual for what was to become the Order of the Eastern Star. Many references state that Rob Morris was born on August 31, 1818, near Boston, Massachusetts. However, there is some evidence that he was born Robert Williams Peckham, in New York, and that he adopted the name of his foster parents after the death of his birth parents, later shortening his name to Rob to avoid confusion with another poet named Robert Morris. After he became a Mason on March 5, 1846, he became convinced that there needed to be a way for female relatives of Masons to share in some measure in the benefits of Freemasonry. While teaching at the Eureka Masonic College ("The Little Red Brick School Building") in Richland, Mississippi in 1849-1850, he wrote Eastern Star's first ritual, titled The Rosary of the Eastern Star. He organized a "Supreme Constellation" in 1845 to charter Star chapters. In 1866, because of his planned travel abroad, he handed over the organizational authority of Eastern Star to Robert Macoy. Over the years, he wrote over 400 poems, many of which were devoted to Eastern Star and Masonry. While traveling in the Holy Land, he wrote the words to the hymn "O Galilee". In 1854, he wrote "The Level and the Square", which may be his best-known poem. Because of his many works on Masonic subjects, on December 17, 1884, he was crowned the "Poet Laureate of Freemasonry", an honor which had not been granted since the death of Robert Burns in 1796. His health began to fail in 1887, and in June 1888, he became paralyzed. He died on July 31, 1888, and is buried at La Grange, Kentucky. The Rob Morris Home is kept as a shrine to Rob Morris by the Kentucky Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star." - See Wikipedia . *** "Henry Josiah Whymper (1845-1893). An active Freemason in India and a member of Quatuor Coronati Lodge from January 6, 1888, Whymper is remembered today for his reproduction, in facsimile of the Regius MS. According to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, "He was a man of mark in and out of Masonry, a Companion of the Order of the British Empire, a Masonic Savant and a practical Mason." Initiated: 1872 . Lodge Mayo No. 1413, Rawul Pindi, Punjab . In 1867 he is first listed as manager, Murree Brewery, Kussowlie Branch. 1870 "Managing brewer" Murree, where he remained as such until his death. Died 27 April 1893, dysentry Bombay N/3/69/364. Buried Sewri, Bombay. Other publications of H. J. Whymper include: The Religion of Freemasonry (1888); Constituciones Artis Gemetriae secundum Euclydem." A facsimile of the early poem on Freemasonry from the original MS.. [Edited by H. J. Whymper.] (1889); Early Printed Literature referring to Freemasonry. Randle Holme's Academie of Armory, Dr. Plot's Staffordshire, Diary of Elias Ashmole, The Praise of Drunkenness and Long Livers. [Edited by H. J. Whymper.] (1892); A Catalogue of Bibliographies. Lists and Catalogues of Works on Freemasonry. (1891); Triads in Masonry. (1889). " - See AQC Vol. 6. (1893).

Keywords: J F Brennan & Co Louisville the Rosary of the Eastern Star 29155 Masonic: : 19th Century

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