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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
page 318

Τβ β TEMPLE CHPHOH. ing in the above chapel of St. Anne, on the south side of the Temple church, when the following curious form of absolution was pronounced by the Master of the Temple in the Norman French of that day. " La manere de tenir chapitre e d'assoudre." " Apres chapitre dira le mestre, ou cely qe tendra le chapitre. ' Beaus seigneurs frères, le pardon de nostre chapitre est tiels, qe cil qui ostast les almones de la meson a tout e male resoun, ou tenist ancune chose en noun de propre, ne prendreit u tens ou pardoun de nostre chapitre. Mes toutes les choses qe vous lessez a dire pour hounte de la char, ou pour poonr de la justice de la mesoun qe lein ne la prenge requer Dieu, e de par la poeste, que nostre sire otria a sein pere, la quele nostre pere le pape lieu tenaunt a terre a otrye a la maison, e a noz sovereyns, β nons de par Dieu, e de par nostre mestre, e de tout nostre chapitre tiel pardoun eome ieo voub puis fere, ieo la vous faz, de bon quer, e de bone volonté. E prioms nostre sire, qe issi veraieinent come il pardona a la glorieuse Magdaléyne, quant eie plura ses péchez. E al larron en la croiz mis pardona il ses péchez, e a vous face les vos a pardone a moy les miens. Et pry vous que se ieo ouges meffis oudis a mil de vous que vous depleise que vous le me pardonez.' " * At the close of the chapter, the Master or the President of the chapter shall say, " Good and noble brethren, the pardon of our chapter is such, that he who unjustly niaketh away with the alms of the house, or holdeth anything as his own property, hath no part in the pardon of our chapter, or in the good works of our house. But those things which through shame-facedness, or through fear of the justice of the order, you have neglected to confess before God, I, by the power which our Lord obtained from his Father, and which our father the pope, his vicar, has * Jeta contra Templario*. Concil. Mag, Brit., torn. ii. p. 383.

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