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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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about 4G0Î. of our present money.) that all the students of the law were gentlemen by birth and fortune, and had great regard for their character and honour ; that in each Inn of Court there was an academy or gymnasium, where singing, music, and dancing) and a variety of accomplishments, were taught. Law was studied at stated periods, and on festival days : after the offices of the chnrch were over, the students employed themselves in the study of history, and in reading the Holy Scriptures. Everything good and virtuous was there taught, vice was discouraged and banished, so that knights, barons, and the greatest of the nobility of the kingdom, placed their sons in the Temple and the other Inns of Court ; and not so much, he tells us, to make the law their study, or to enable them to live by the profession, as to form their manners and to preserve them from the contagion of vice. " Quarrelling, insnbordination, and murmuring, are unheard of; if a student dishonours himself, he is expelled the society; a punishment whieh is dreaded more than imprisonment and irons, for he who has been driven from one society is never admitted into any of the others ; whence it happens, that there is a constant harmony amongst them, the greatest friendship, and α general freedom of conversation." The two societies of the Temple are now distinguished by the several denominations of the Inner and the Middle Temple, names that appear to have been adopted with reference to a part of the antient Temple, which, in common with other property of the Knights Templars, never came into the hands of the Hospitallers. After the lawyers of the Temple had separated into two bodies and occupied distinct portions of ground, this part came to be known by the name of the outward Temple, as being the farthest away from the city, and is thus referred to iu a manuscript in the British Museum, written in the reign of James the First.—" A third part, called outward Temj/le, was procured by

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