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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 44

•C. H.] TIU TKMÏLAM IX CTTkL*. Monr. So may, please God, All valiant knights, e'en those without the Croat ! FKtNK. Tliey aro united in the practice of Virtue, obodionco and self-abnegation. MOLAT. So could not yon do, in your modish doublet ? FIUXK. A* yon so closely press me, have 1 leavo To speak to you imito uurescrvedly ? MOLAV. Tis my desire. FRANK. I am ceaselessly consumed By thirst of knowledge In tho schools I learnt High-sounding words, and, chain-wiso linked togctln Conclusion on conclusion ; but tho truth Hid in tho kernel of those words, my search Kludcd ever—and still I vainly seek To find tho basis of tho Infinite, To garo untrammelled on the naked Truth, And contemplate her unvcil'd countenance. MOLAV (n»t ironical, but with tuypreueil e»io/i"»i). Twill come to pass !—Xow let mo hear tho rest ! FRANK. Oft havo I heard your sapient Masters hold That thing for which so ardently I strove, And times unnumbered sought, but never found Hut keep it hidden closely from tho world, That so tho world burn not its fingers. MOLAT. What Might that thing bo ?

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