We hear nothing of Rosicrucianism until the beginning of the seventeenth century.
It is not my business, however, to write a history of Rosicrucianism.
I cannot now stop to explain what interests you concerning the revived system of Rosicrucianism.
De Quincey does not hesitate for a moment in deciding as to the identity between Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry.
That Rosicrucianism forms an important link in the chain of the secret tradition is therefore undeniable.
Rosicrucianism was not the beginning but a link in the long chain connecting Freemasonry with far earlier secret associations.
How, then, can it be said that there was "no traceable connexion between Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism?"