..THE ARGUMENT: ,' ,'
The Subject introduced by a Visit to Einsedelin. II. p. 6.
Religion in all Ages essential to Chivalry - The Christian
Chivalry sincere and faithful in its Devotion.--III, p. 15.
The Defence of Religion became the Office of Nobility-The
Crusaders. The Accusations against the Templars considered
-How the Crusades may be justified. IV. p. 45. To defend
the Catholic Faith a perpetual Obligation-Early Divisions
gave Occasion to this Law of Chivalry-Examples of its
Observance-Compatible with a Spirit of Toleration-V.
p. 61. Knights were to be Examples of Religion, and to exalt
its Glory-Nobility related to the Priesthoodm-Laws of Chi-
valry were directed to make Men religiousThe Abandon-
ment of Truth leads to the Ruin of Nobility-Examples of
devout Knights-- The Bounty of the Great in religious Foun-
dations. VI. p. 82. Examples from History and Romance
of the religious Spirit which distinguished Chivalry.-VII.
p. 116. Chivalry bound its Sons to venerate the Clergy, to
shew a reasonable Respect, and to favour good Priests-Ex-
amples.-VIII. p. 125. The general Character of the Secular
Clergy-The Spirit of the Church respecting their duties,
IX. p. 154. Of Hermits and the Monastic Orders Of
Princes and Knights who retired from the World. The
Poetic Interest attached to them. The Confidence and Love
which they inspired. The Customs and Discipline of a Mo-
nastery- The Learning of the Monks--Their Sanctity-Ger
neral Remarks on the Clergy-X. p. 217. The Charity and
Benevolence of Ancient Manners--Exercised also towards
the Dead Examples.--XI. p. 240. The Forgiveness of In-
juries' required by the Spirit of Chivalry-Examples-The
Duty of Knighthood to appease Enmities-Examples.-XII,
p. 249. Chivalry reposed a humble Hope in Divine Aid.
XIII. p. 252. Religion requiring a hardy Life, much Absti-
nence, and Simplicity, harmonized with the views of Chi-
valry-Examples.-XIV. p. 255. The profound and solemn
Spirit of Knights The Pilgrim-Dark Views entertained of
· War-The wonderful Penance of the King Don Rodrigo---The
Custom of holding Vigils in a Church Further Examples
of solemn Devotion, in the Avoidance of Oaths, in the 06-
servance of the Festivals.XV. p. 278. The Religious Graces
which became the Ornament of Women-Examples. ---XVI,
p. 296. General Remarks on the Religion of these Ages--On