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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
page 43

•10 THE TEMl'LARS IX CYPRUS. [ACT I. MOLAY. (Springing up impatiently, rvhcrevpon FRANK alto rises.) Pence, For heaven's sake, peace ! For what conld such a man Learn more in all tho world, what wish to learn, When he knows everything ? Say, my young friend, What would you with onr Order ? You have been By ladies much and highly favoured ; hero Awaits you a cold vow of chastity. You wero a hero in tho glittering tournée ; Hero yon will find no playful tilting-match,— You wear a jingling doublet, tinkling shoes ; My old buffskin's my holiday attire. The sharpness of your wit brought Doctors down ; Wo only deal death-blows to Saracens. You aro a master of all liberal arts ; And here the chief thing to be learnt is manhood ! Good sooth ! go back to Rheims and to the Duke. What would you hero 'mid poor unlearned Templars ?— FRANK. You make me blush with shame. MOLAY. That's something ! » FRANK. Yon— Forgive me—but yon quite depress my spirit. MOLAT. If there's right stuff, in it 'twill rise again ! But seriously !—What seek you in tho Order ? FRANK. Long since I've known that here were linked together The flower of men in innocence' defence And for protection of the Holy Land And to safeguard tho Right.

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