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The Genesis Of Operative Masonry

Bro FRED L. Pick concluded the Prestonian Lecture for 1948 with these words: “There would therefore appear to be some justification for the theory of Bro J. E. Shum Tuckett (The Origin of Additional Degrees, AQC, xxxii) that a portion only of the store of legend, tradition and symbolism possessed by freemasonry passed into the Rite evolved after the constitution of the first Grand Lodge in 1717.”

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