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FRIEDERICH WERNER The Templars in Cyprus

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FRIEDERICH WERNER
The Templars in Cyprus
page 179



And Adnllicrt, tlio Count of Anjou-Maine. Doth any one of you know ought whereby They may not lawfully and meetly bo Received ns brethren here, let him sienk out ; For better were it we should hear it now, Than later, when they in our presence stand. (Pawe.) Does no one speak ? They are elected then ! Therefore, go Ivoth, you Brother Seneschal, And Brother Marshal, [COMMANDER HUGO and the MARSHAL rise from their seats. to the elected twain, And notify to them, ns stands prescribed, The austerity and compassion of tho Order ;1 And if they will endure it for God's sake, And give you speech and nnswer meet to all Ye shall in virtuo of your office ask, Then you shall como back to us and repeat All that you've heard from them as told to you. [Exeunt the COMMANDER and the MARSHAL. (To CHARLOT, who stands by the door.) Go fetch me hither Brother Cyprianus. [Exit CHARLOT. (To the Assembly.) Beloved Knights and Brothers ! Yo are aware In what terms yesterday his Holiness Enjoined me, by an autographic brief, With sixty others of the Temple Order, For Poictiers to take ship without delay, There to deliberate of a new Crusade. (CHAI'LAIN CYPRIAXCS ami CHARLOT come in; the latter resumes his place by the door.) MOLAY (to the CHAPLAIN, to whom he gives a paper). Bead out tho letter, Brother Cyprianus. 1 Utile LVIII. *'If any Knight out of the mass of perdition, or any secular man, wishes to renounce the world, and to choose your life and community, he shall not bo immediately received, but, according to the saying of Paul, Prove the spirits whether they be of God: and if so, let him be admitted. Let the rule, therefore, be read in his presence," &c. — 2 raits. 170 THE TEMPLARS IX CYI'ltUS, [ACT V.


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