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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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in which he transacted many attaint, and α warlike and invincible soldier in France. The inscription upon his tomb was, in Camden's time, almost illegible, as before mentioned, and the only verse that could be read was, " Miles e ram Murtis Mars multos vicerat armis." AH the historians of the period speak in the highest terms of the earl of Pembroke as a warrior* and a statesman, and concur in giving him a noble character. Shakspeare, consequently, in hi6 play of King John, represents him as the eloquent intercessor in behalf of the unfortunate prince Arthur. Surrounded by the nobles, he thus addresses tbe king on his throne— " Pew BROKE. Τ (as one that uni the tongue of these. To soutul thé purposes of all their hearts,) Doth for myself and them, (but, chief of all, Your safety, for the which myself and them Bend their best studies,) heartily request The enfranchisement of Arthur; whose rewtraint Doth move the murmuring lip* of discontent To break into this dangerous argument,— If, what in rest you have, in right you hold, Wh y then your fear*, (which, as they say, attend The step* of wrong,) should move you to mew up Your tender kiusniau, and to choke his day» With barbarous ignorance, and deny hie youth The rich advantage of good exercise ? That the time's enemies may not have this To gmee oeeaùiuriK, let it be our mit That you have hid oaajjk hie liberty; Which for our goods we do no further auk, Than whereupon our weal, on you depending. Counts it your weal, he have his liberty," • Miles btrennissimus et per universum orberà imiuhiatissimus.—L'hron. T. Wtk«s apud fïtJtV, script. XV . p. \VJ,

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