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Cartoon: - An engraving showing a Mock Masonry procession through the streets of London

An engraving showing a Mock Masonry procession through the streets of London. Paul Whitehead, satirist and writer, set up the first Mock Masonry procession, using chimney sweeps, beggars and prostitutes as an attack on the pomp of the Grand Feast procession of the ‘Premier’ Grand Lodge, which ceased in the mid 1740s due to the public ridicule. Whitehead was a member of Dashwood’s Hell Fire Club and may have himself been a Mason who, like the Duke of Wharton before him, may have fell out with the ‘Moderns’.



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