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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
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THE TEUTLAKa IK CTPSFI. [A TrSlKUS PRIVATEER (frùh klarfsiSaf ëhimll.i) ù brmtjht in by a Ksi HT ; behind, a TE"' UU-tK tritk a *•"/, AluI.BI KT Of Avjol, ami two other PEI-OXKK» if th Tuminamt). MoLAT (ti the Tl'MSlAX). W'h it ixro you ? TISISIAN. I ? A "-allant officer Of Turku, confessing moat unwillingly Unto a Chriiitian dog. MOLAT. The abusive term II it docs mo honour—Who are theso with you ? TUNISIAN. A couplo o' hounds of no account, unless To be spiked up upon tho walls of Tunis. MOLAT. How came they in thy hands ? TUNISIAN. At Cadiz, I Had come across a Spanish frigate, laden With a whole cargo of such knaves ns thee. Tho Captain yielded like a caitiff slave, Albeit his forco was thrico the strength of mine, So took 1 them ; but soon that ballast proved Too heavy a load, therefore at Trijxilis I trafficked all tho worthless trash away, Reserving theso four to amuse myself And win diversion from their foolish ways. Thus towards Aleppo I had turned my course, Intending them as gifts for tho Pasha ! Rut then I thought I'd also take with me A few white hides of theso your Templar dogs. I climliod to land ; but there my e\il star Launched on me quite the best of thy sleuth-hounds ;

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