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MASONS' MARKS (AQC)
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Notes:
1.In the "Archaeologia," vol. xxx.
2.Lyon, "History of the Lodge of Edinburgh," chap. ix., p. 67.
3.Lord Lindsay, "Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land," vol. ii-, p. 361.
4.Two letters to Mr. Ellis on Masonic Marks, by George Godwin, in the "Archaeologia," vol. XXX., P. 120.
5.Ainsworth’s "Travels," vol. ii., p. 167.
6."A Series of Monumental Brasses from the 13th to the 16th Century," by J. G. and A.B. Waller.
7.History of the Lodge of Edinburgh," p. 68.
8."History of the Lodge of Edinburgh," p. 69.
9.See Fergusson’s "Tree and Serpent Worship; or, Illustrations of Mythology and Art in India," passim.
10.Belzoni, in his narrative of his operations in opening the second pyramid, had said that he got a clew to the entrance by certain marks on the exterior stones, and this has been fancifully accepted as a proof that proprietary marks were used by the pyramid builders, although it is very evident that those marks were only hieroglyphic inscriptions.
11.Fort, "Early History and Antiquities of Masonry," ii., p. 325.
12."History in Ruins; a Handbook of Architecture for the Unlearned," by George Godwin, F.R.S., London, 1858.
13."Drei altest. Kunsturkunden," iii., 311.
14.The vesica piscis, at first in the form of a fish, was placed by the early Christians on the tombs in the Catacombs of Rome, as a symbol of salvation by the waters of baptism. It was adopted, afterward, as a symbol in Christian art of the Saviour, and was so used by the Freemasons in the decoration of churches. Then some of the workmen, impressed with a religious feeling, took it as a proprietary mark, and it is found as such on stones of many medieval buildings.
15.It is very true that the existence of marks is recognized only in a single passage of the Ordinances of Strasburg, but we have ample information as to the regulations on the subject in the writings of Steiglitz, Fallon, Winzer, and other German authors who have thoroughly investigated the subject.
16. Es soll auch keiner sein ehrenzeichen, das ime von einem Handtwerck verhchen und vergont worden ist, far sich relbs und eigens gewaltz nicht endern "Ordnung der Steinmetz," anno 1462, art. 73.
17. "Ordnung der Steinmetzen vom Jahre, 1462," No. 30,
18.Ibid., No. 31.
19."History of the Lodge of Edinburgh," p. 68.
20.Ibid., p. 74.
21."History of Freemasonry" (Lyon’s Translation), p. 65.
22."Ordnung der Steinmetzen vom Jahre, 1563."
23."Kunsturkunden," iii., p. 311.
24.Die drei altesten geschichtlichen Deakmale der Deutschen Freimaurerbruderschaft," Aman, 1819, s. 282.

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