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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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FHIMC or Porroo, AiuLBmr OK AXJOU u/;-r, ' * /r f IM U.i. L 1 MOLAY (/« FSUXK il»-' AMLIIEST). Havo ye your HIIIM unburdened before Cioxl ? Hnvo yo becn purified, to firmly face Tli' »teni probation, in this world your lost? FKIXK. Wo hope so, in tho Fnther of nil Grace. MOLAY. Aro yo prepared all those things to renounce Which heretofore hnvo chained you down to earth ? Tho golden and irradiant crown of wealth, Of prido tho richly-tinted juticock plume, Tho false, illusive jewel of self-will, Yen, and no less, true valour's laurel-wreath, Tho cord that bound you to your mother's heart, Yea, o'en tho perfumed myrtle-breath of Love, Tho wholo creation filled with all delight, To bury in tho Temple's o]cn grave ? 1*1 vXK. 1 am prepared. AlUl.BK.ltT. I also !—Agnes sleeps E'en now in her cool grave ! MOLAY. Yo are but boys ! Consider what yo vow !—That moment when This mantlo falls upon your shoulders, rent Aro all your former ties, rent even those High bonds by Nature hallowed,—severed all ! Ours aro yo wholly : separated to Tho Order, and betwixt you and those flowers 1 " Behind them followed the Knight Companions of the Temple with a long train of Esquires, 1'agcs, clad in black, aspirants to the honour of being one day Knights of the Order."—Ivankot, T. iii., ch. 13. " The inferior officer of the Order wore black."—/rassoe, cb. 5. te. II.] TIIK TrHIUSS IX CYPIH -. 143

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