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FRIEDERICH WERNER The Templars in Cyprus

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FRIEDERICH WERNER
The Templars in Cyprus
page 153



ClIAPLAIX. Of course a man of Father Vincent's rank 'Writes not explicitly on every point ; But this much I am able to perceive, Against tho Order there nro grave designs. " Deleatur ilia rubra crtur," ho writes, Where, writes he, "*-Mjra clcrum laiciu." NOKKO. What does that mean ? CHAPLAIN. It means that the Red Cross Must bo expunged, according to God's will, Because it is obstructive to the cowl. Much has tho Father heard, too, touching you, And your shrewd wiles when to the Saracens You made the fortress over. " Pity 'tis," Ho writes, " that this man should so vilely serve The heathen's ends, for, with such gifts as God Has lavished on him, ho might be," writes he, " A chosen vessel." Nor less well knows he The impetuous man, the Prior. Of him he writes " The resinous pine-knots servo to kindle fire ; Ply but tho bellows well, he'll soon inflame, And straight consume himself ; and so 'twere best." NOKKO. What ! that's the way oft, bellows ? Well, go on ! ClIAPLAIX. Also the Father privately has given Me charge to free from durance vile both you And Brother Montfaucon, and so promote Your welfaro and dear Christendom's ; and he waits In Paris for you with a holy longing. The note which as I hear you did but now Read to the Prior, I drew up artfully In Molay's name, nnd then to give the thing A better colour I addressed it to The Marshal of the Order. That part where lôO THK TKMPLAKS IS CTPKUS. [ACT


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