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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 136

•C. II.] Tiir îrm-ui» ix crmi». 133 MOLAY (to the mm*). Stand» it so in the Statute-book r DKAHK. Why, no, Hut it is customary. Ml'LAY. Ancient use Can ne'er shed lustre on a mean abuse. Of old tho Musters served their fellow-knights, Tho omenco surely of true Ma»terhood ! Not for their body's comfort, but to show Knsamplo to their Brethren, did they wear Tho Moster-mantlo ; therefore will I too So bear me, with God's help ; and if on straw Pallets tho Brothers lie, no less can I, Whom God appointed servant of them alL (Giving the jMijxr back to the DRAPER.)1 Your reckoning therefore change, and set mo down On equal terms with all tho other Knights.— Now, which of you has seen the Grand-Commander ? Pratt IVAXT. He has taken tho Hecipicnds to Confession. MOLAY (to the PURSUIVANT). Thou'lt bring them to mo after Sacrament. CLAUS RosXER (Enter* quickly, and hastily appproache* MOLAY). MOLVY (Aside to him). Who'll close tho vault? 1 '• The Draper wss charged with tho clothing department, and had to distribute garment*, ' free from the suspicion of arrogance ami super-fluity,' to all tho brethren. He U directed by tho Kulo to take especial care'that tho habits be neither too long nor too abort, but properly mea-sured for the wearer, with equal measure, and with brotherly regard, that the ere of tbe whisperer or the accuser may not presume to notice anything.''—ADDISON, Asie*/-» Trmpler, ch. iii.— Trans.

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