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FRIEDERICH WERNER The Templars in Cyprus

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FRIEDERICH WERNER
The Templars in Cyprus
page 123



120 THF. TEMPLARS IN CYPRUS. [ACT IV. 0 trial worse than death !—Yet, she has taught— (llreaking off suddenly.) He has taught me to relinquish and renounce, And, in a quicken'd sense of duty, left His heaven behind with mo ! Good luck nttend Thee, Molay ! CHARLOT. Poor, good Kobcrt !— GOTTFRIED (who has at last arisen). "We ! To France ? (smiling feebly.) You'ro only joking 1 CHARLOT. By no means ! 'Tis quite Decided ! GOTTFRIED (still hesitating and doubtful). Verily ! Can it be ? CHARLOT. This night, Soon as appeared the cutter in tho Roads, Shone—(I was watcher on the Castle wall) A light, by three o'clock,—in Molay's cell ; By five, the varlets hastened to and fro, In every quarter, and at six o'clock Went out tho Grand-Commander, Draper, Marshal, Treasurer, Standard-Bearer, Turcopolier,1 With all the other Ancient Knights' unto The Master,—currently 'tis said, to hold Exceptional Council. 1 Commander of the Tureopols or half-caste light cavalry. Ducange derives the word from tho Greek irwXoc, a colt, thence offspring gene-rally, of a Turkish parent, probably of Christian fathers. See " Xotes and Queries," sixth series, April 4th, 1885, p. 27".—Trans. 2 The dignitaries of the Temple Order were called " Ancient Knights," also " Good Men."


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