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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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158 THF. TEMPLARS IN OTRCS. [AC The lattice, anil precautionally don These cowls. [Draws out two monks' cowls and. gives them to the s Here !—They aro consecrated robes, And so your shield 'gainst evil chanco. Then ho Calls " Cuckoo," and tho third time ho shall call You'll let yourselves descend by theso two cords. [Gives them also to N Ho has tho key that opes tho garden-door : And to the bastion will conduct you through it, Where there's a subterranean way, unknown Savo to tho Master, and somo fow of tho Elders ; A small door shuts it in, tho key of which I, subtly, from tho Master have purloined. With this key Otto will unlock the door, And through the passage to tho end of it Will lead you safely ; then ho'll part from you, And you keep to the left, as far as to Tho Chapel of our dear Lady of the Sea. Then comes, you know, a little stretch of forest, And then, at once, tho harbour. At the watch-tower, One, clad in mantlo bine, will stand and say To you, " It rains." Then you shall answer him, " Sets tho wind fair to-day ? " Ho'll bring you then On board a ship, which came, express, from France To tako you off. And she, ero morning break, Will stand to sea, and with a favouring wind, You'll be at Calais after seven days. NOFFO (feigning to be overwhelmed with joy). Chaplain, thou'rt born to be a Cardinal ! CHAPLAIN. The skipper will provide you money. When You land in France, mako haste without delay To Paris ; at Saint Augustino's abbey ask For Father Vincent ; give to him this note [Gives it to N And trust tho rest to him and our dear Lady !— NOFFO (to the PRIOR). Comrade ! thou hear'st ?

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