A True and Exact Account of the Celebration of the Festival of Saint John the Babtist [i.e. Baptist]...

A1980_001_1DS.jpg

Creator

Green, Joseph, 1706-1780

Title

A True and Exact Account of the Celebration of the Festival of Saint John the Babtist [i.e. Baptist]...

Alternative Title

A True and Exact Account of the Celebration of the Festival of Saint John the Babtist [sic], by the Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons, at Boston in New-England, on June the 26 1739. Taken from the Boston Gazette and Rendered into Metre, That Children May More Easily Commit It to, and Retain It in Their Memory.

Description

A satirical and anti-Masonic account of the celebration of the Festival of Saint John the Baptist held by Freemasons in Boston. Written by Joseph Green, a poet, merchant, and British Loyalist, based on an account published in the July 2, 1739 edition of the Boston Gazette.
In hand at foot: "Gave me August 1739"

Subject

Anti-Masonic literature.
Green, Joseph -- Poetry.
John the Baptist's Day -- Satire.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts.
MM 001.008

Date

1739

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A1980/001/1

Coverage

United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston.

Is Referenced By

Walgren 3

Extent

1 broadside; 31 x 21 cm.

Provenance

Museum purchase.

Citation

Green, Joseph, 1706-1780 , “A True and Exact Account of the Celebration of the Festival of Saint John the Babtist [i.e. Baptist]...,” digitalVGW, accessed May 1, 2017, http://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/690.