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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 344

Afterwards, when he is shown the dead body of the unhappy prince, he exclaims— " Ο death, randa proud with puTe and princely beauty 1 The earth had not a hole to hide this deed. All murders past do stand excused ia this. And this, so sole, and so unmatchable, Shall give a holiness, a purity. To the yet unbegotten sin of times, And prove a deadly bloodshed but a jest, Exampled by this heinous spectacle.** This illustrious nobleman was a great benefactor to the Templars. He granted them the advowsons of the churches of Spenes, Castelan-Embyan, together with eighty acres of land in Eschirmanhir.* By the side of the earl of Pembroke, towards the northern windows of the Hound of the Temple Church, reposes a youthful warrior, clothed in armour of chain mail ; he has a long buckler on his left arm, and his hands are pressed together in supplication upon his breast. This is the monumental effigy of ROBER T LOR D D B Ros, and is the most elegant and interesting in appearance of all the cross-legged figures in the Temple Church. The head is uncovered, and the countenance, which is youthful, has a remarkably pleasing expression, and is graced with long and flowing locks of curling hair. On the left side of the ligure is a ponderous sword, and the armour of the legs has a ridge or seam up the front, which is continued over the knee, and forms a kind of garter below the knee. The feet are trampling on a lion, and the legs are crossed in token that the warrior was one of those military enthttsiastswho so strangely mingled religion and romance, * Atonal. Angì., p. 894, 834, 837, 843.

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