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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
page 47



34 TUB KNIOriTS TEMr-LATtS. devotion, not indeed of the flesh of cattle after the manner of the ancients, but peaceful sacrifices, brotherly love, devout obedience, voluntary poverty." " These things are done perpetually at Jerusalem, and the world is aroused, the islands hear, and the nations take heed from afar " St. Bernard then congratulates Jerusalem on the advent of the soldiers of Christ, and declares that the holy city will rejoice with a double joy in being rid of all her oppressors, the ungodly, the robbers, the blasphemers, murderers, perjurers, and adulterers ; and in receiving her faithful defenders and sweet consolers, under the shadow of whose protection "Mount Zion shall rejoice, and the daughters of Judah sing for joy." " Be joyful, Ο Jerusalem," says he, " in the words of the prophet Isaiah, " and know that the time of thy visitation hath arrived. Arise now, shake thyself from the dust, Ο virgin captive, daughter of Zion ; arise, I say, and stand forth amongst the mighty, and see the pleasantness that coineth unto thee from thy God. Thou shalt no more be termed forsaken, neither shall thy land any more he termed desolate ... . Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold ; all theee gather themselves together, and come to thee. This is the assistance sent unto thee from on High. Now, now, indeed, through these is that ancient promise made to thee thoroughly to be performed. ' I will make thee an eternal joy, a glory from generation to generation.' " HAIL , therefore, Ο holy city, hallowed by the tabernacle of the Most High ! HAIL , city of the great King, wherein so many wonderful and welcome miracles have bceu perpetually displayed. HAIL , mistress of the nations, princess of provinces, possession of patriarchs, mother of the prophets and apostles, initiatress of the faith, glory of the christian people, whom God


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