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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 170

Hiiii\ Voie*. Y»!— Aimi i M »v [Tvuekrt* with hit iwifl the nJlml-up oorerimj. Il r»IU doien •'« Jrvnt of the demon-hettd, t'AiVA it thu* with' driiwn from tight, mid ni-,te il, at before, appeart the book, but non-j • mil, nith immense white leoert, ami rnl rlmraetert. The AntlKl) MA\ panting nmttantlg to the Itovk mi/A hit iiii.fl, ntd tir-'i'oj tin l i'i with it, HVJt tu AUAUIIKKT, who it tinmling OH the other rib of tin l-ook, more towards the foreground. Now hear tho history of the fallen Master ! [He rtidt from the book at f llviet, stand-ing not in froid of it, but tidewayt at a few pin « tli-taiiC', a id at he read*, turning the U-ift of the book with hit tiei,rtl. And when the first foundation-stone was planted Tho Lord called forth the Master, Baphomctus, And said to him, " Complete my Temple's building ! " But in his secret heart tho Master reasoned : What profiteth it mo to build tho Temple ? And took the stone, and built himself a dwelling ; And whatsoever stono was left thereover Ho bartered it for paltry gold and silver; But after forty moons, tho Master-builder Met him with " Where's my Temple, Baphomctus ? " "My own house, I was forced to build," ho answered, Havo patience yet for forty weeks, I pray thee. Then camo tho Iiord when forty weeks were over, And asked, " Where is my Temple, Baphometus? " Ho said, " Behold, there lacks me stono for building," (Yet he for paltry gold the stone had bartered ;) " And therefore yet for forty days have patience." To him, returning forty days thereafter, The l-iord cried, " Where's my Temple, Baphometus ? " •C. M.] till T - IN CI 107

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