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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 138

Mi'I.tY (/• ROBUST, trh» it witr al»nr trill, him, an I hit mettnwhile cm* mnirer). When I took thco, a little child of eight, Into this Csstlo, nnd thy little sword Girt on thee, and thy first lance gavu to thee, What vowed'st thou then to mo? ROIIEKT (jttpect fully, ami tlrrply w»r*/). Obedient ever, To guide my ways by thy paternal voice. MOLAY. When, two years later, with my *|ear I slew The wild boar, ere ho rushed on thee, what thru Did'st swear to mo? HOB EUT. To love thee as thy child, And garner store* of joy for thine old age. MOLAT. And lastly, when I led thee, seven years since, In that most solemn midnight of thy first Induction, to tho holy martyr Saint Sebastian's shrine, what didst thou swear unto The great World-master ? ROBERT (ragrrly). Combat for the Right, And law-enlightened daughter of the Right, Immortal Freedom ; self-surrender to Tho inflexible control of iron Fate ; Obedience, self-denial, fidelity,' Unswerving to my grave!— MOLAY (with *7MI •••irnrsl.) Robert !—this day 1 "At the feet of my Superior I lisie laid down the right of self-action, the privilege of independence."—Itankot, voL ii., ch.Ix. " The Trmnlar, serf all but in the name, c*n possess neither land* •or goods, anil lives, moves, and breathes but at the will and pleasure of anot her."— — Tram; SC. II.] TUE TtJtrXAK* IS CYPRES. 135

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