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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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-. I. THE TEMiXABS IV 1 H M ». 37 .MOUR. A]I, ! ( them n-st, I pray, theae boyish feats ! How kind my friend is -till to think of deed* That !y myself have lecn »o long forgot1 Yen, faithfully, bravo «oui, ha- ho fulfilled The MM of bin young, «rnreo nnnkuiod heart ; Ho win my friend when I not yet could SJHJII Tho name of friendship. Many since have been Comrades to mo in war and victory ; Hut uono of theae my Henry!— Fl.ANk. Confident In this sworn covenant of his yonth, ho bids Mo lioar to you this letter, with tho prayer That if convenient I may bo received Into tho noblo circlo of tho Knight*, Your brothers.' MOLAY. Ah ! a letter ? Let mo read Lines traced by that dear hand. Sit down tho while. Hut hero's no stool then seat thyself upon This covered bnckot ! Stay though ! my old steed Of battlu and tho Tartar havo not yet Heon watered, oft as thoy havo suffered thirst With me. Joy has eclipsed my constancy, Which should not bo. Do thou, my dear one, go Down to that white and red house,.'tis tho stall, And there on tho right hand they stand. Givo drink Freely to both ! My usual morning-walk Tends thither, but to-day my limbs arc slack With joy. Do mo this kindness ! in return I'd give thy horse to drink !— ' Conformably to Kule LXTL " He who kindly deoirelh to give his non son, or his kinsman, 10 the military religion, let him bring him up till he irmr. at an age « hen ho can, M it IS an armed hand, manfully root ML tho enemies of Christ from the Holy Land. Then, in accordance with our rule, let the father or the relation place him in the midst of the Ilmthers, and lay open hii petition to them all. For it is better not to vow 111 childhood, lest afterward the grown man should foully fall away." — 7VSMM.

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