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Pope Honorye gave the authority,
Of Holy Church being that time head.
A white habit they bare for chastity;
Eugenius after gave them a cross of red.
And to defend pilgrims out of dread,
Gan" Sarazins through their high renown;
This was chief point of their profession.

While they lived in wilful poverty,
These crossed knights in mantles clad of white,
Their names spread in many far country,
For in perfection was set all their delight.
Folk of devotion caught an appetite;
Therefore to increase gave them great almes,
By which they gan increase in great riches.

By process within a few years,
The number great of their religion,
And the fame of the said Templers,
Gan spread wide in many region.
With towers, castles, they gave them to delices,
Appelledf in virtue, which brought in many vices.

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Templers is possession given.

A truage paid out of England to the King of Ireland.

The said Jacoes of whom I spake toforne,
Brought to a place which called [was] Leone,
Before two Legates, ere that his life was lorne,
Openly made and declared all his confession,
That he was worthy, for short conclusion,
For to be dead by rightful judgment.
This was his end, to ashes he was brent.

All the possessions of these Templers were given unto the religion of Knights of St. John the Baptist. They were convicted in ten articles of heresy, not fruitful to be put in memory, A.D. 1311. In Ireland their houses was Clone-tarf. Donebrowe, Gormanstoune, Kilmaynam by Kelles, Palmerstoune, and divers other, &c. Some sawth it is 1307.*

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t In the time of King Arthur, the 8th Book, the 4th chapter, I find that King Anguisshe of Ireland sent to King Marke of Cornwall for his truage, which Cornwall had paid many winters afore time, and King Marke gave unto the messenger of Ireland this answer, and said that he would none pay unless he had win this same again by fight of a knight. “And if he so think good, I will get one, and let him get another, to

try the right.” With this answer the messenger departed

into Ireland, and King Angwisshe did send Sir Marlyans, a knight born in Ireland, and one of King Arthur's Round Table; and so sent him to King Marke. This Sir Marlyans was brother unto the Queen of Ireland, being a worthy and a valiant knight, as any of them was. And so being in Cornwall, Sir Tristram and Sir Marlyans was put in asn] island alone, to try the right hereof, as is aforesaid. And as they fought Sir Tristram gave Sir Marlyans such a blow on the head, that a piece of his sword there did rest till his death; which continued but a while after, and so departed the field," and came into Ireland to his sister the Queen, and there died. The piece of the sword the Queen plucked out, and kept it in her chest. This Sir Tristram was hurt with a spear that Sir Marlyans strake him with ; the head thereof was poison. Sir Tristram could never be healed of this great wound till he must have comen to Ireland to be holpen of La Bell Isoude, the King's daughter. And being there, it fortuned that Sir Tristram laid his sword upon his bed, which the Queen by chance drew out, and saw a gap therein; remembering herself of her brother's wound that died, and of the piece of the sword, that therein was, and sought for it, and put it to the sword and did both agree. For this cause Sir Tristram was banished out of Ireland, before which time he was very well beloved, but La Bell Isoud's love continued, and his, during their life, and by chance was together in England, and continued there to their end, as it doth appear in the 8th Book, who lust there to see. The beginning of this is afore, 160.leaf of this book.” This King Anguisshe was of Ireland, and the greatest king that held of King Arthur in his days.

* By another hand.
f The rest of this page is written by another hand.

t Or “Marhans.” § Here occurs the following direction:-"Turn to the 161, leaf after;” and on that page, “Dewaund, f. 160.” The narrative is accordingly resumed on f. 161,

part of which was originally left blank.

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There is a place in England called Barame Houth, between Dover and Canterbury, where as H. 6 was received after his coronation at Paris, being then but 10 years of age. Paul's steeple was set a-fire by lightning in a tempest,and also in Queen Elizabeth's time, 21 H. 6. 37 H. 6., the Duke of York fled to Ireland. The third of H. 2. was seen two suns, and in the moon was seen a red cross; and in Italy was seen three suns and three moons, and in the middle moon a red cross. 33 H. 2, appeared at Dunstabull, in the air, a crucifix, and Christ nailed thereon. 8 R. I., he caused a resumption of all his former gifts. There was hail stones as big as eggs, which did much harm in England; and spirits was seen in the air in likeness of fowls bearing fire in their bills, 4 J. 5 J., wheat was sold in England for 15s. ster. the quarter. In 6 J. there was a fish in the sea found, formed like to a man, and was kept with raw flesh and fish six months upon land, and because it would not speak they threw it into the sea again, whereof it did much rejoice and make a great noise. The 10 J. London bridge was made, 1209. The 12 J. he gave both England and Ireland to the Pope's Legate, and took thist same upon condition for a certain sum of money to be paid, as appeareth in Polychronicon and Fabione. Johan Ynglis was made Pope, and reigned two years and five months. She was brought with child by her master that brought her up in learning. This is found in an old book printed above 200 years past. Written in this book, 1579.f 14 J. his barons fell at dissension, with the cause, as some say, that the Earl of Chester found fault with the King for lying with his brother's wife.

f 160b.

A place called
Barran Howthe.

Paul's steeple put
afire.

A resumption.

A strange fish.

A gift to the Pope.

f. 161.

* See the preceding note.

+ “this '' is often used for “these.”

f This paragraph is by a different hand, which has made additions in many places in this book,

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9. R, 2., Roger Mortemer, Earl of March, was L. of Ulster, and was slain in Ireland by the Irishmen. He was proclaimed heir apparent by Parliament.” H.T. This time Robert Mongomry was Earl of Shrovesberry. o 2. The bodies of the three Kings of Collinge was brought out of Myllayne, that was destroyed by Frederick, by Rathe Bishop of Collinge. Store of worms in Ireland there was, that they consumed all their bread-corm, there.* The usury taken by the Jews at London was twopence in the pound, 47 H. 3. Lawallen Prince of Wales was subdued by King Edward the First, as they were many times before, second year of Edwardit.t 14 Edward the First, a child was born in England that from the waist upward was the form of two, with all things thereto belonging. Another child was born that had the head of a man, and the rest like a lion. The mighty; Walles was Governor of Scotland, and did much harm to Englishmen, 26 E. 1., and was taken afterward, 33. E. 1, and sent to London, where he received his reward. The Templers were all destroyed, 21. of Philip King of France, 1307. 3 E. 2., the Rodes was won $ by Christian men. Sir Henry Lassy was Earl of Lincoln 5 E. 2. One John Tanner served a spirit three years, which brought him to the gallows at last. Henry of Lankester was created Earl of Derby in 12 E. 3. His time the King of England intermeddled | the arms of England with the arms of France, 14 E. 3. A mortal battle upon the sea, wherein was slain 30,000 Frenchmen, 15 E. 3. The town of Calles won, the last of September; the King laid siege to this same a whole year and more; 22 E. 3. William the Conqueror had but a heberchon on, when he wam the battle in England against King Harold, which after went to be an hermit." A cruel battle upon the sea, wherein was slain a great number of Spaniards by the Englishmen. And the year before was the year of Jubilee, which is kept at Rome every fifty winters’ end, 25 E. 3.

19 E. 3. the Order of the Garter devised and stablished, as it is at this day.

* This sentence is inserted by another hand,

f Sic.
f “wighty,” MS.
§ “wine,” MS.

| “intermedelat,” MS.
"I “a nerment,” MS. This paragraph is by a different hand.

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