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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 154

The Master plans the death of Heribcrt Should, as I fain would think, removo the doubts Which, by a culpable, virtue's blinding -IK II, This worldling from Ood'a service still detain. Could ho bo gained, - as sanguincly I hojio Through God and you ho will bo,—you will both K*ea]e to-day. Tho Prankish privateer, Now anchored by tho watrh-towor to take in Fresh water, as tis said—takes you on board, And then -with God to Franco! Nono. Hear !—strike mo dead !— For by thy holy groy frock, brother Priest ! On Balaam's ass no mightier miracle Was done, than this tho Church has worked on thee. Tho note thou'st forged with such dexterity With Molay's s'ignaturo stamjied under it, Wherein thou, clumsy dovil elso, couldst paint Tho Master as a subtle fiend so deftly: Who would have look'd for such skill'd artifico In such a plethoric, thick, bald-|ate ?—Say now Most eminent Cyprian, how doth holy Church Contrive to raise up children for herself From clods liko thee ?— ClUI-LAtS. You'ro jesting with your servant, For know you not how mightily tho lxrd Works in tho weak ? My patron said, (whose soul God keep,) Tho humble monk is but a stone ; No higher and no lower he may lio Than nis place is : and if somewhat he bo Smaller than is tho hole he's planted in, The hole with mortar is filled up; but if Ho's larger, his superfluous comers then Must bo chip'Mxl oil : So superposed ono stone Lies on the other, no one knows aught of each ; And nono rctnrneth to his rock again From whence they epiarried him ; one firmament O'er-canopics nlike the rough and smooth ; •C. Ill] TIIK TIMrljias IN CYIKI». 11

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