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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 387

" Since you are tungue-ty*d, ami so loath lo apeak. In dumli signiricanU proclaim your thoughts : Let him. that is a true-horn gentleman. And (iijiiids upon the honour of hie birth, If he suppose that I have pleaded truth, From off this brier pluck η white rate with me. Somtnet. Let him that in no coward, nor nu flatterer. But dart1 maintain the party of t hi- truth, Pluck ii red rose from off this thorn with me, Warmek. I love no colours \ and, without nil colour Of" buse insinuating Mattery, I pluck tli'm white rose with Plautagenet, 1 pluck this red roue with young Somerset, Ami my withal I think he held the right. Vernon. Then t'nr the truth and plainness of the case, 1 pluck this pale and maiden blossom here, Giving my verdict on the white rose side* Somerset. . . . Come on, who elac ? Lawyer. Unless my study and my books be false. The argument you held W W wrong in you ; Iu sign whereof I pluck u white rotte too. [To SOAIRKSET. Warteiak. . This brawl to-day, Grown to this faction in the Temple Garden, Shall send, between the red rose and the white. A thousand souls tu death and deadly night," In the Cotton Library is a manuscript written at the commencement of the reign of Henry the Eighth, entitled " Λ description of the Form and Manner, how, and by what Orders ami Customs the State of the Fello weby ppe of the Myddil Temple is maintained, and what ways they have to attains unto Learning." * It contains a great deal of curious information concerning the government of the house, the readings, mot-yngs, boltings, and other exercises formerly performed for the advance • MS.ftih.Gotten. Vitelline c. 9, fol. 820. a.

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