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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
page 129

GERARD DK such as wolcie take upon theym that vyage. W ylh thys answere KlBKRTORT. , , ' ' , f , . a. D. 1185. the patryarke was dyscontente, and sayde, ' W e seke a man, and not money ; welnere enery crysten regyon sendyth unto us money, but no lande sendyth to us a prince. Therefore we aske a prynce that nedeth money, and not money that nedeth a prynce.' But the kynge layde for hym suche excuses, that the patryarke departed from hym dyscontentyd and comforteless, whereof the kynge beynge aduertysed, entendynge somwhat to reeomforte hym wyth pleasaunte wordes, folowed hym unto the see syde. But the more the kynge thought to satysfye hytu wyth hys fayre speche, the more the patryarke was discontented, in so uiyehc* that at the Iaste he sayde unto hytu, ' Hytherto thou haste reygned gloryously, but here after thou siialt be forsaken of him whom thou at thys tyme forsakeste. Thynke on hym what he hath gyuen to thee, and what thon haste yelden to him a-iayne : howe fyrste thou were false unto the kynge of Frauncc, and after slewe that holy man Thomas of Caunterburye, and lastely thou forsakeste the proteccyon of Crystcs faith.' The kynge was amoued wyth these wordes, and sayde unto the patryarke, * Though all the men of ray lande were one bodye, and spake with one mouth, they durste not speke to me such wordys.' ' No wonder,' sayde the patriarke, ' for they louc thyne and not the; that ys to meane, they loue thy goodes temporali, and fere the for losse of proraocyon, hut they loue not thy soule.' And when he hadde so sayde, he offeryd hys hedde to the kyngo, sayenge, ' I)o by me ryghte as thou dyddest by that blessed man Thomas of Caunterburye, for I had leur to be slayne of the, then of the Sarasyns, for thou art worse than any Sarasyn.' But the kynge kepte hys, and sayde, ' I may not wende oute of my lande, for myne own sonnes wyll aryse agayne rae whan I were absente." ' No wonder,' saydc the patryarke, ' for of the

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