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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 75

TUE TEMPLARS IS CYPRUS. [ACT II. SCENE III. Prison : on the right a large iron door, on the left, more in the background, a smaller door. The EX-PRIOR OF MOXTFAUCOX (on one side of the front), NOFFO OF NOFFODKI (on the other side, sitting at a table, upon which lies a guitar). PRIOR. Noffodci ! NOFFO. Well, ex-Prior ! PRIOR. No insults, knave ! NOFFO. Ho ! I'm as good a knight as yon. We both Are thrust together in one equal cell, Savo that you sit on that side, I on this. PRIOR. Thou wretched man ! Must I ten times repeat That 'twixt a villanous criminal and me, Mere victim to an infamous cabal, The distance is as great as earth from heaven ? NOFFO. Ah, yes ! You're here, because you'll not believe A maid could bo a mother ; I, because A fortress to tho Sultan I betrayed For twenty beggarly purses. 'Tis all one And if betwixt us there be ought to choose, Pcvengc steps in and makes us comrades sworn. PRIOR (starting up). Yes, yes, revenge, revenge ! Forgive this once,

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