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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 355



CHAPTER XIII. THE TEMPLE. Antiquities- in the Temple—The history of the place subsequent to the dissolution of the order of the Knights Templare—The establishment of a society of lawyers in the Temple—The antiquity of this society—Ite connexion with the antient society of the Knights Templars—An order of knighte and serving brethren established in the law—The degree offrere serjen, or frater servieuSj borrowed from the antient Templars—The modern Templars divide themselves into the two societies of the Inner and Middle Temple. *. α Those brickj towers, v The which on Thcmme°fl brode aged back do ride, Where now the studious lawyers have their bowers ; There whilom wont the Templer Knights to bide, Til] they decayed thro* pride.'* THER E are but few remains of the antient Knights Templars now existing in the Temple beyond the church. The present Inner Temple Hall was their antient hall, but it has at different periods been so altered and repaired as to have lost every trace and vestige of antiquity. In the year 1816 it was almost entirely rebuilt, and the following extract from " The Report and Observations of the Treasurer on the late Repairs of the Inner Temple


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