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FRIEDERICH WERNER The Templars in Cyprus


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 Templars in Cyprus
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In "Tho Templars in Cyprus" Werner iwerilim to a Carmi'lito bod», calling thein«elvr« " Son» of Tlio Vallry," the downfall of the Templar fraternity, de»iiriii-d with » \KW to the establishment of a more extended «jhtem of myticism (which ho cull tho " Valley of l'eaco"); to make way for which tho |oem hints that tho Templars atv to lc destroyed. Tho activity of tho " Valley " does not apjKMir, except in tho ulunp ' of it shown in the character of its two highly mystical delegate*, Krim and A-TPUIS, and an intimation "f M«LAï\* in tho last Act that ho has authority for what he in doing, and will account for his actions to tho " Valley." Werner wn«t a Freemason, and his religious notions, of which ho makes " SIB lion» I:T " tho mouthpiece, were, at tho date of his writing this poem, of a thcosophic order. In fact ho aimed, at that time, at establishing a Xcw Religion of his own invention; thongh ultimately ho became a Priest, and preached in Human Catholic pulpits.

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