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The Masonic Minute

Featuring Worshipful Brother Gerald


Alexander Pope


Share this video Alexander Pope, of great literary fame was born in 1688 into a Catholic family in London. Regrettably he was deformed by an illness when he was 12, and his body had to be supported by an iron frame. He became famous by translations of such classics such as the Iliad and the Odessey. His great work published in 1733 was his Essay of Man, a survey of human nature. He was both a Catholic and a Freemason, and belonged to lodge#16 which met at a tavern with the most unlikely name, The Goat at the Foot of the Hay Market. His contemporary Jonathan Swift, author of Gullivers Travels was also a member in this lodge. Brother Pope died in 1745. Dr. William Wescott Alexander Pope Profane Hale, Hail & Hele Cowan Beehive Apron 1717 Corn, Wine, & Oil James Anderson Ancients & Moderns Unite Paul Revere Geometry To Be One Ask One The Ancients Royal Masonic Hospital Anthony Sayer Eavesdropper Freemasons Hall The Cubit The Regius Manuscript Elias Ashmole Christopher Wren William Preston The 3rd Degree Acacia Cable Tow Ritual Secrets Altar Dispensation Demit Balloting Proficiency Erasure Desaguliers Dermott Blue Lodge of Antiquity Worshipful Warden Installation Anti Masonic Movement Transparency Tracing Boards Masonic Education Gould Rod Robert Peary Working Tools Constitution Free Lewis Royal Arch Norman Peale Audie Murphy Leland Stanford Arthur Conan Doyle Lord Chesterfield Lewis Wallace Pierre LEnfant Arthur Wellesley Robert Service William Gilbert Wolfgang Mozart Joseph Kippling John Brown John Coustos Harry Carr Alexander Fleming Ernest Shackleton John Phillip Sousa Melvin Jones James Hoban Richard Gatling Thomas Lipton Harry Truman Albert Mackey David Wooster Sir Robert George Richard J Gatling King George VI Irving Berlin James Doolittle Tommy Douglas Cy Young Louie Tschoudy
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