The Templars in Cyprus
• je. ni.) TUK TIMPLAKA IN emus. 1-1
Would yon in Cyprus be, you'll oft bo sent
To Apulia, Naples, Iombardy, to France,
To Kngl ind, or to landa of other lord»,
Where we still keep Freceptoriea ; would ye sleep,
Ye will bo told to watch, and would yo watch,
Yo will lie sent to bed ; when ye would ent,
Ye'll lie dent to tho stnblos. Greatly, too,
'Twould disadvantage both yourselves and tm
If ye should harbour anything concealed ;
See hero (holding lj-r- lh-m tin /« (»••»;-/) the h ly
Kvnngel, word of God, And nnswer frankly with unvarnished truth, All questions that 1 now shall ask of you, For if yo answer lies, yo nrc foresworn And of our Order quit,—which God forbid !
L We s[cak tho truth, ns Knights nro bound to speak.
Then first I ask you, both and separately, llnve you a woman, wedded or lietrothed, Who could lay clnim to you by canon-law ?
I ne'er wns wed.
ADALIIKRT. A widower am I, For my betrothed they hurried to her grave.
In any other Order have you served ?
In anv, liave yon sworn your oath nnd vow ?
No Order havo I entered.
Nor hnve I.