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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 90

ACT III. SCENE I. TV Hall of the Matter* ; the pillar* ami ntablatun are of blun marble ; on the right thr princijil entrance, opposite it a niche, both frameil in jasper ; the niche it veiled by a Une 1 curtain, Mulway in the backgrvuiul ttanils thr statue «f the first Matter of the Order, Hugo of Payent; on both rid'* of the hall, statues of the other fire-and-ticruty Matters, all life-rized in jasjwr—of which thote which are m more narrowly de*cribel in the scene following, are charae-terizexl by the attribute* there ascribed to them. COMMANDKK IltuO. FRANK OF POITOI\ COMMANDER. I^IS true, is't not, my dear young gallant ? God mend it ! Tho Order's not so poor as it appears ? FRANK. Amazed I viow this splendid allluence, Simplicity so wed with solid strength.— Ennobled, hollow'd by tho Cross of Christ, 1 Mae U the colour of the Virgin Mary (Stella Maris, Star of the Sea), the name .Vary implying tho bitterness or saltness of the sea ; and blow u expressive ol tho watery and moon-like principle, Isis. The patroness of the Templars was " ladoce mere tie Dieu " (the sweet Mother of God). See " Secret Societies of the Middle Ages " : and in our Temple Church of London, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the fundamental colour of the East window and of the adornments of the altar is blue. This " I»is" principle was a great point with the liosicrucians, with whose ideas there can be tittle doubt some of those of the Templars were closely allied.— Tram*.

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