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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 159

PRIOR. True—trno—My head !— [Gives the letter back to the CHAPLAIN. Go on ! CHAPLAIN (reading on). " Of prison and of life—and without blood.— A littlo hemlock with his cabbage mixed, A little holo tho depth of seven ells ; So sleeps he peacefully, and so do we.— Farewell ! And if this bo a sin,—I take Tho burden of it on my shoulders !—MOLAT." PRIOR (breaking into the hottest rage). Oh, lend to mo thy lightnings, Heaven ! 0 Hell, Give me thy flames! (ïb NOFFO) Tell me, thou scoundrel, how Thy hands obtained this gallows-recking letter? NOFFO. Must I repeat it ten times ? (Pointing to the CHAPLAIN.) He can tell !— CnAPLAIN. When Molay was dictating, yesterday, Despatches to me, ho stopped short and looked Me shrewdly in the face ; " Chaplain," said he, " You'ro a true man. Can you a secret keep ? " And I, all unsuspecting, answer mado, " Most "Valorous, sure my bosom is no echo : 'Tis but a shrine which faithfully conceals All you repose within it," I said : thereon, Many injurious things ho said of you, And bade me, by mine oath and by Christ's wounds, Divulge them never ; and when I'd promised him, He bade me that disgraceful note inscribe. Six times I longed to throw in his vile face The pen, but used discretion, you to save. I wrote tho note and handed it to Molay ; But during tho brief space when he was gone To lunch, I seized my opportunity, Transcribed the note, and thrust into my hood loG THE TEMPLARS IN' CYPRUS. [ACT IV.

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