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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 103

100 THE TEHI'LARS IS CYPRUS. [ACT III. Thou onco ndorn'dst heroic brotherhood, Now art thou nothing but a monkish cowl ; And that I care not for—so take you it ! [Throws the mantle at the COMMANDER. feet of the COMMANDER. Robert, take up thy mantle !—Think, reflect, What thou art saying ! Be of better mind ! ROBERT. I will not havo it, and what 1'vo ceased to will— The Devil himself compels me not to will. COMMANDER (getting excited). Ho ! Dost thou reverence the Commander thus ? Thou—rascal, thou ? ROBERT. A rascal !—Yet, because Of your grey hair, and for your oflice' sake, I'll take it from you. COMMANDER. Yes, again a rascal ! Three times a rascal ! craven dastard, too ! For ho who has not courage to restrain His idle thirst for fame beneath the yoko Of duty's just a dastard, so God mend it !— ROBERT (breaking out in fury). I, dastard, I ? Thou insolent grey-beard, Thou hast not said all that to me for nought ! [He seizes the COMMANDER on the breast, and tears the belt from his mantle. FRANK (who springs forward and tries to keep him off). Bethink you, Knight, unhand him ! Let him go !

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