A CREED FOR THE CRAFT
by R. I. Clegg
The American Freemason - November 1914
THOU shalt not make unto thyself any
pretentious graven image of the Masonic faith, nor bow down
thereto, for Freemasonry is more than the blazonry of big
buttons or the ballast of weighty watch charms. Yea, the true
Mason may lose his lapel label yet cares he not; lo, is it not
with him blown into the glass for keeps. Therefore, my son, be
thou wise and right speedily thereunto get next.
shalt not take the name of Freemason in vain nor fail to live up
Remember the Lodge night and show up
Honor thy Mother Lodge that the stranger from afar
off may envy thy Masonic home.
Thou shalt not kill the
cheery prospect ahead, therefore help thou the good work along
and block not the game.
Thou shalt not commit buffoonery as
Steward nor lack dignity as Master.
Thou shalt not steal
away thy brother's pleasure, neither dilute thou his due
Thou shalt not bear falsehood nor grouch against any
Thou shalt not covet another's Lodge. Get
Thou shalt not be other than brotherly - making friends
by being one.
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