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Old 15-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Arrow On The Square

Two of the principal symbolic tools always found in a Lodge are the square and compasses. Some Lodges and rituals explain these tools as lessons in conduct: for example, that Masons should "square their actions by the square of virtue" and to learn to "circumscribe their desires and keep their passions within due bounds toward all mankind...

Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, England, United Kingdom built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. It is in the borough of the City of Westminster. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. There are a number of statues and sculptures in the square, with one plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art. The square is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year's Eve...The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars over France. The original name was to have been "King William the Fourth's Square", but George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name "Trafalgar Square"

The Companies of wrights, slaters, etc, in Scotland, in the seventeenth century, were called "Squaremen." They had ceremonies of initiation, and a word sign, and grip like the Masons. “The Squaremen Word' was given In conclaves of journeymen and apprentices wrights slaters, etc., in a ceremony in which the aspirant was blindfolded and otherwise prepared;' he was sworn to secrecy, had word, grip and sign communicated to him, and was afterwards invested with a leather apron...
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