The coded message of the large parchment when translated means:
BERGERE PAS DE TENTATION QUE POUSSIN TENIERS GARDENT LE CLEF PAX DCLXXXI PAR LE CROIX ET CE CHEVAL DE DIEU J'ACHEVE CE DAEMON DE GARDIEN A MIDI POMMES BLEUES
Shepherdess no temptation. That Poussin, Teniers keep the key. Peace 681. By the cross and this horse of god. I finish off this guardian daemon at midday, blue apples.
Here is a message that connects Nicolas Poussin to the great painter David Teniers, a self confessed alchemist as can be deduced from his self portrait titled “The Alchemist” painted in 1680. Could the two parchments discovered by Berenger Sauniere be the work of Rosicrucian alchemists?
Nicolas Poussin, if you still recall, was the painter of “The Shepherds of Arcadia”, the painting used as the inspiration for the Shugborough relief sculpture. There may have been some basis after all for the rumours claiming that Poussin was a Rosicrucian, and therefore an alchemist just like Teniers.
If this is the case, then one can speculate that the Shugborough inscription may have been a coded message by the Rosicrucians as well. It may even be that Count St. Germain himself, a well known alchemist, was the one who provided this code to the Anson family.
The first line of the cryptic message, “Shepherdess no temptation”, alludes to the two paintings “The Shepherds of Arcadia” (1638) by Poussin, and “The Temptation of St. Anthony” (1647) by Teniers.
Take note of where St. Anthony’s eyes are staring at in this painting; it is none other than the Holy Grail!