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FRIEDERICH WERNER The Templars in Cyprus

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FRIEDERICH WERNER
The Templars in Cyprus
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te. I.] 111. 1» VlUKi IX CYl'Rl*. Tho third And fourth aro sovereigns both ; that represent* Henry the first of Knglaiul, this, tho first Alphouso of Navarro. Tho Founder this 1 In IiOndon of tho Templar-Hou«e ; and that Bequeathed his kingdom to us ; but hi* heirs Annulled his promise, in accord with God's \Vi»o providence, think I : for God tho All-wise Appoint* u* not for rulers of mankind, Hut as mankind's exemplars, that wo may Ho to all pooplo as a shining light, Shining in darkness. FRANK (i«n*i\nj lo aturfhtr st'ttui). Who's the stalwart man With high plumed helmet, from whoso countenanco Gleams forth a hero's spirit ? COMM'NDFK. Ho is Bernard Of Tremclai, fifth Master; a bravo man, ' But too fool-hardy quito to havo deserved Tho name of hero. For, trno conrago is But vassal unto wisdom : valour is Tho fief it holds of her ; but should it too Audaciously transgress its vassalage, Itself and others it to ruin hurls. So Trcmelii when, with his Templars, ho Camped before Ascalon ; there skilfully A lofty wooden tower on wheels ho built And in tho Saracens' teeth, who vainly strovo To ignito it, Bernard made a breach, and through Tho opening gallantly with forty Knights Mado his resistless way into tho town. But all too keenly ho pursued his foe, And spaco for conflict failod him in tho fight ; And, so befell it, tho wholo forty fell With him to his rash deed a sacrifice. : Haydn, " Diet, of Dales ", ssya the Templars rame to Kngland early in Stephen's reign, and arttlrd at the Temple in London ; and at other places in tho reign of Henry II.—Tram. ' A liurgundian.—Tram.


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