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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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CHAPTER XI. THE TEMPLE CHURCH. The restoration of the Temple Church—The beauty and magnificence of the venerable building—The various stytes of architecture displayed in it—The discoveries made during the recent restoration—The sacrarium—The marble piscina—The sacramental niches—The penitential cell—The ancient Chapel of St. Anne—Historical matters connected with the Temple Church—The holy relics anciently preserved therein—The interesting monumental remains. u If a day should come when pew lumber, préposerons organ eases, and pagan altar screens, are declared to be unfashionable, no religious building, stript of such nuisances, woidd come more Fair to the sight, or give more general satisfaction to the antiquary, than the chaste and Iwautiful Temple Church."—GentlemanH Magatine for May, 1808, p. 1087. " A FTER three centuries of demolition, the solemn structures raised by our Catholic ancestors are being gradually restored to somewhat of their original appearance, and buildings, which, but a few years since, were considered as unsightly and barbarous erections of ignorant times, are now become the theme of general eulogy and models for imitation." * It has happily been reserved for the present generation, after a lapse of two centuries, to see the venerable Temple Church, the * Dublin Review for May, 1841, p. 301. Γ

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