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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple

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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ.
The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
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1 0 TOE ΚΗΙΟΠΤβ TEMPLARS. abode, and from it they derived their name of Knights Templars.* James of Vitry, Bishop of Acre, who gives an interesting account of the holy places, thus speaks of the Temple of the Knights Templars. " There is, moreover, at Jerusalem another temple of immense spaciousness and extent, from which the brethren of the knighthood of the Temple derive their name of Templars, which is called the Temple of Solomon, perhaps to distinguish it from the one above described, which is specially called the Temple of the Lord."+ He moreover informs us in his oriental history, that " in the Temple of the Lord there is an abbot and canons regular ; and be it known that the one is the Temple of the Lord, and the other the Temple of the Chivalry. These are clerks, the others are knights."$ The canons of the Temple of the Lord conceded to the poor fellow-soldiers of Jesus Christ the large court extending between that building and the Temple of Solomon ; the king, the patriarch, and the prelates of Jerusalem, and the barons of the Latin kingdom, assigned them varions gifts and revenues for their maintenance and support,^ and the order being now settled in a regular place of abode, the knights soon began to entertain more extended views, and to seek a larger theatre for the exercise of their holy profession. • Qui quoniam juxta Temprarti Domini, ut prœdiximus, in Palatîo regio mansionem habent,fratte* militia: Templi dicuntor.— Will. Tyr. lib. xii cap. 7. t Est prttterea Hicroeolyuiu Templare uliud immensa* quantitatia ct atnplitudinia, α TUO fruirci militia Tèmpii, Temptarii nominantur, quod Templtun Saiomonis nuucupator, foreitan od distinctionom alterine quod specialiter Templum Domini appellator.—Jac. de Vitr. cap. 62. t la Tempio Domini abbaa est ct canonici regulares, ct sciendum est quod aliud est Templum Domini, uliud Templum m[litia. Isti eterici, illi unities.—Ilisi. Orimi. Jac de Vitr. apud Tiusaur. Χον. Λneed. Marlene, torn. ili. coL 277. § 1ΠΒ. Tyr. lib. ιϋ. cap. 7.


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