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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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38 HIE TEMPLARS 11 CYPRUS. [ACT I. FRANK. If you command. Moi.AY. And come soon back again. [FRANK takes the bucket and goes. What writes to me My old companion in life's ups and downs ? [lie reads. " Jack ! greeting in God's name ! Now hero's my son. Not bad, only—more knowing than his father, A lady's man, n Doctor—brief—a fool ! Thou art a Man ! Then make him one, like thee, With or without the Cross.—Thy brother, Henry."— There recognize I thee, frank rugged soul, Rude as thy sword, word-chary yet how strong ! Ah ! these disjointed times mere chatterers breed, Not men like thee. So that's the sort of lad ?— With bell-hung doublet and pathetic tone ! Thou'rt right, mine ancient ! First he must become More simple—he must lenrn to comprehend His nothingness, ere he be anything. A Templar would ho be ?—Ay, trumpery Enough goes with the Red Cross and to spare ; Yet is he son of Henry, of my friend ! So he must turn to good or to sheer naught.— Lo, here he comes !—Now must fond memories No longer sway me. Still, my heart ! I am sorry ; But this while he must only seo in me The Master. FRANK (coming lack.) Heartily the horses drink. The Tartar has bespattered all my doublet. MOLAT. Ah ! well ! I crave forgiveness in his stead And thank you for your trouble.—Sit down hero Upon the ground by me ; my buffskin hose Are well accustomed to it, and yours must learn. [Sits down on the ground. FRANK some-what unwillingly does the same. Now look me in the eyes ! for until now

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