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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 86

•C. III.] TUB TIMPtAM IX CYlhT». Will send to Hell thy devilish embassy And thee! What, Hcribert! Haut thou then sunk So low that tin* accurst, thin shamclcaa priest Dare couio to tine with meaaagea like thcao ? CIIAI-I.AI.\. Yit thou dost hato the Master? PIIIOR. Abject worm ' Hato hint I do, more bitterly than Hell, Hit am not by my hatred made a villain. Theso overtures are mado mo by tho man Whom James do Molay lifted from the mire, And made for him tho road to fortuno free ! Hi 1 'tis tho first time that I do not grudgo Tho Master's mantle to thee, James do Molay, Since snakes liko tbeso are warmed in it for thee 1 ClMI'LAIX. Do but consider— Pitioit. Speak, accursed slavo ! Wherefore would'st thou betray thy Lord and Master ? Ho's been as father to thee—that I know. Wherefore bctray'st thou him ? CIIAILAIX. Tho Lord hath said, " Thou shalt obey thy God rather than men ! " Tis truo that Molay has in temporal things Dealt with mo liberally, with sundry gifts, Hut I am subject to the Church ; if sho Demand his blood, I, faithful, with one hand Bless him, and with the other immolate. PaiOK (•«•*•», ritlwut henling the ClIAPLAIx's last speech, has bfn standing lost in thought, after a j»iuse). Grnvo is tho situation ; yet I must,— Kovenge must yield to honour's high demands, 1 must disclose this treachery to the Order.

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