Any one who studies carefully the phenomena of modern, and especially of more recent times, and endeavours to discover the hidden spring which directs the sequence of events, will always find his researches lead him back to one and the same central motive power, producing the state of mind through which the evil spirit of the age contrives to distort truth, history, and justice. The radical perversion of men's minds going on around us is indeed terribly systematic. Comparing the onward progress of the social, political, and religious world to that of a river, we' shall find that the poison which taints the water comes in each case from the same source. There are, it is true, some tribu tary rivulets which add their quota of infection to the main stream, but these are of secondary im portance.
Human errors and passions, organised as they are by the secret 'society of Freemasonry, constitute the chief power of this evil.