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Member Benjamin Lennox Master Mason 6th January 1841

  Candidate’s Name Mr Benjamin Lennox


 Address 35 Lothian Street Edinburgh

 Proposed By Brother

 Seconded By Brother

 First or Entered 6th January 1841

 Second or Fellow Craft 6th January 1841

 Third or Sublime Degree 6th January 1841

 RWM of the Celtic Brother William Donaldson 1841

The Celtic Lodge don't have a report on Brother Benjamin, but  a neighbour of his in lodgings at 42 Lothian Street Edinburgh,  was one Thomas De Quincey He was born in Manchester in 1785.  At seventeen, De Quincey ran away from Manchester Grammar School and spent five harrowing months penniless and hungry on the streets of London. In 1813 he became dependent on opium, a drug he began experimenting with during his student days at Oxford.

Thomas for Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine in 1819. He had success in writing Magazine Articles, his many works were as fine some of our Literary Masters like, Wordsworth,Coleridge,Robert Southey and many others that appeared in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine. Thomas completed his De Quincy works and is valuable interesting collection of papers. May be our Brother Benjamin mixed in Literary Circles.