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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 182

AU the KxiOHTi. Yo-, lot them, in the name of (iod, come in! MoLAY (t- the hm old Mm). (Jo out, thon, to them, ancient Knight* and Ilrother*, And a-k them if their révolution hold*; And if they answer, Ye«, in-truct them how To [dead for their admission in right term*.1 [ Exeunt CoMMA.MKR !«•/ MAIMUL. (To the A-emhlj.) Your ear* ju»t now havo heard the Brief read out, Scut to u* by tho Holy Father. Clear I ta meaning i*, and leave* no room for doubt ; Yet *inco tho Order, from it* earliest rise, Maintain* its right* to •crutini/.e and choose, And we, although we honour Peter's chair, Yet are not, like priests lonnd by cloister rule, Thereunto subject with obedience blind ; But are, much rather, knights of noblo birth, Not vassals and not serfs to an)* man, But free, with jwwcr to do and leave undone, And prove intelligently which courso is lcst : "We therefore, in tho strength of this our right, 1 and tho Kl tiers, held prolonged debate "Whether tho call with free-will to oley, Or else remain whero now wo are, at home ; Tor weighty is tho step, and counsel sago Dissuades crudo rashness with too late regret. But now wo have, after long earnest search, Decided that it best becomes the free To show to all men an intrepid front ; And oven if, beside tho said Crusade Of which there is clear mention in tho Brief, The Holy Father mean yet something moro Than ho has written (as is their custom there),— We yet, undaunted, calling on our God, And trusting boldly in our righteous cause, ' Rule I. VIII. If it please the Master and the brother* to receive Un, let the brothers be called tomber, and let him make known with sincerity of mind his desire and petition unto all.— Tnm*. •c. MI.] TIU TIJiri.AS» IX crrut». 179

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