Thomas Dunckerley, His Life, Labours, and Letters, Including Some Masonic and Naval Memorials of the 18th Century
Excerpt from Thomas Dunckerley, His Life, Labours, and Letters, Including Some Masonic and Naval Memorials of the 18th Century Whether it is an idle story or not that Dunckerley at the age of ten years selected the motto, "Honestas et Fcrlitudo is of little matter. It cannot, however, be denied that his life was ruled by the principles it teaches, and it would be a pity if such man should be forgotten. That his services to Freemasonry were great is certain, as also that they were fully appreciated by the Masons of his own time. To him Masonry was not a pastime or amusement for idle hours. When, in his letters, he invites to his Lodge any serious brother, he evidently expresses his own view of the craft. It is a serious subject, and one with which he might well join his motto "Honestas et Fortitude" The life of a brother, who devoted his time, thoughts, intellect, and substance to the craft, and literally died in harness, can never be without interest to the thinking Mason. In my opinion, therefore, it was a good thought of Brother Sadler when he had the opportunity of gathering together such a series of Masonic memorials, to place them in our hands in a collected and convenient form. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.