Note: In 1986 The Grand Lodge of England removed the candidate's speaking out of the traditional physical penalties shown in the illustration. However they are still within the wording, only more subtly.. The Worshipful master tells the candidate '.But the danger which, traditionally, would have awaited you until your latest hour had you improperly disclosed the secrets of Freemasonry, that of having the throat cut across, the tongue torn out by the root and buried in the sea at low water or a cable's length from the shore where the tide regularly ebbs and flows twice in 24 hours. the inclusion of such a penalty is unnecessary, for the obligation you have taken this evening is binding upon you for so long as you shall live'.

The Worshipful master explains 'Entustment' by telling the candidate '.to the symbolic penalty of the degree, which implied that, as a man of honour, a mason would rather have had his throat cut than improperly disclose..' and then in an exchange with the Senior Warden when he asks the candidate to what does it allude the candidate answers ..'the symbolic penalty of the degree, which implied that, as a man of honour, a mason would rather have his throat cut across than improperly disclose'


 

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The candidate is reminded that he has been received into the craft 'poor and penniless'

                                         

 

 

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