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FRIEDERICH WERNER The Templars in Cyprus

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FRIEDERICH WERNER
The Templars in Cyprus
page 96



V. I. mi. Ti MM AH* IN mu « Our Temple-Order, Hugo of I'ayena, First Ma-tcr. Him tho Spirit moved to leave His fatherland, tho lovely fields of France, To suffer trouble, and want, and joverty, Hut more to him than empty earthly joys Was highest holiness. Thereto ho sought ; He went, accompanied by eight moro knights, French-born, forth to Jerusalem in tho year F.loven hundred and eighteen, to found The Order, those jioor pilgrims to protect Who journeyed to tho Holy Ijand in faith. Then swore they to tho l'utriarch Stephanus Tho three vows of tho rule canonical, 1'overty, chastity, and obodienco. FRV.NK (iMintinij to thr p&lrttnl of the butt). There stands ii]on the upper pedestal A man's bust, crowned. COMMANDER. Our first protector, ho Haldvvin by name, King of Jerusalem.' He gavo our Fathers, for a dwelling place, His palace that stands eastward, close upon Solomon's Temple: they were Temple-Knights, And therefore leinplars wo still call ourselves. This wiso King also gave, well knowing how From small commencements oft great things result, ltaimcnt unto our Fathers, food and drink, And to their needs benignly ministered. For Hugo boldly his great work begnn Without house, clothes or food, with only trust In God, ho and his eight companions. Yes, In those old times our Fathers were so poor 1 Instituted in HIS. The Templars look monastic vows and engaged to defend ihe Temple of Jerusalem against tho Moslems. Hugh de I'sycns, f •under of the Order, recruited in Kuronc 300 knights of the isibl.st families. He wss a native of l'rovcncc,—r HOST. Seer I Soci-i- . * Godfrey of ltoulogne, in humility and reverence rejected the crown of gold, ana was crowned with thorns in Jerusalem. Therefore Baldwin, h s brother, who succeeded him in two years, entitled himself, Us //i


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