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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 131



notices of this worthy conseerator of our Temple church at London. He says that he was a very handsome parson, and, in consequence of his beauty, the mother of the king of Jerusalem fell iu love with him, and made him archbishop of Csesarea, (biau etere estoit, et par sa beauté l'ama la mere de roi, et le fist arcevesque de Cesairc.) He then describes how he came to be made patriarch, and bow he was suspected to have poisoned the archbishop of Tyre. After his return from Home he fell in love with the wife of a haberdasher who lived at Naplous, twelve miles from Jerusalem. He went to see her very often, and, not long after the acquaintanceship commenced, the husband died. Then the patriarch brought the lady to Jerusalem, and bought for her a very fine stone house. " Le patriarche la fist venir en Jerusalem, et li acheta bonne maison de pierre. Si la tenoit voiant le siècle ausi com li hons fait sa fame, fors tant que eie n'cstoit mie avec lui. Quant eie aloit au mostier, eie estoit ausi atornée de riches dras, com ce fust un emperris, et si serjant devant lui. Quant aucunes gens la veoient qui ne la connoissoient pas, il demandoient qui cele dame estoit. Cil qui la connoissoient, disoient que cestoit la fame du patriarche. Eie avoit nom Pasque de Riveri. Enfans avoït du patriarche, et les barons estoient, que là où il se conseilloient, vint un fol ou patriarche, si li dist ; ' Sire Patriarche, dones moi bon don, car je vous aport bones novelles Pasque de Riverì, vostre fame, a une beh filled " * " When Jesns Christ," says the learned author, " saw the iniquity and wickedness which they committed in the very place where he was crucified, he could no longer suffer it." The order of the Temple was at this period all-powerful in * Contin. IJUl. lieti. &ier. npud Marlene, toni. v. col. 60o\ It appears from Alaasi that tliis valuable old chronicle, formerly- attributed to llugh Plagon, is the original French work of Bernard the Treatnrer,


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