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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 384



TUB TEMP LB, 37! forming the fountain of Hippoereue, by striking hie hoof against the rock, as a proper emblem of lawyers becoming poets, as Chaucer and Gower, who were both of the Temple !" The society of the Middle Temple, with better taste, still preserves, in that part of the Temple over which its sway extends, *ihe widely-renowned and time-honoured badge of the antient order of the Temple. The assumption of the prancing winged horse by the one society, and the retention of the lamb by the other, have given rise to the following witty lines— ** As thro' the Templars* courts you go, The Iamb and hone displayed. The emblem alio 6guxes show The merits of their trade. That clients may infer from hence How just is their profession ; The lamb denotes their INXOCVNCX. The horse their EXPEDITION. Ob, happy Britain 3 happy »le I Let foreign nations say. Here you get justice without guile, And law without delay." ANSWER. ** Unhappy man ! those courts forego. Nor trust such ctinning elves, The artful emblems only show Their e&nuts, not ihemsefoeë. These all are tricks. These all are shame. With which they mean to cheat ye, But hare a care, for you're the LAMBS, And they the wolves that eat ye. Β B2


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