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


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
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THE KKIGHTS TEMPLARS. se apostle, Be not thou an accuser or a whisperer among the people. But when he knoweth clearly that his brother hath offended, let him gently and with brotherly kindness reprove him in private, according to the commandment of the Lord ; and if be will not hear him, let him take to him another brother, and if he shall take no heed of both, let him be publicly reproved in the assembly before all. For they have indeed much blindness who lake little pains to guard against spite, and thence become swallowed up in the ancient wickedness of the subtle adversary. " LASTLY . We hold it dangerous to all religion to gaze too much on the countenance of women ; and therefore no brother shall presume to kiss neither widow, nor virgin, nor mother, nor sister, nor aunt, nor any other woman. Let the knighthood of Christ shun feminine hisses, through which men have very often been drawn into danger, so that each, with a pure conscience and secure life, may be able to walk everlastingly in the sight of God." * The above rule having been confirmed by a Papal bull, Hugh de Payens proceeded to France, and from thence he came to England, and the following account is given of his arrival, in the Saxon chronicle. " This same year, (A, D . 1128,) Hugh of the Temple came from-Jerusalem to the king in Normandy, and the king received him with much honour, and gave him much treasure in gold and silver, and afterwards he sent him into England, and there he was well received by all good men, and all gave him treasure, and in Scotland also, and they sent in all a great sum in gold and silver by him to Jerusalem, and there went with him and after him so great a number as never before since the days of Pope Urban."f Grants of land, as well as of money, were at the same time made * Ego Joannes Michaelensie, presenile pagina?, jnssu consHu ac venerabilis abbatis Cliirsetallensie, cui créditant ac débitant hoc fuit, humilia scriba ease, divina gratta memi —Cftron. (estere, ut sup. t See ab» Hovedeu apud X script, page 479. Hen. Hunting, ib. page 384.

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