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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 189

Never to look upon the Order ns Stronger or weaker, worse or better, without Permission of tho Master nnd Convention ? FRANK. In the name of God ! ADALBERT. All this wo truly vow ! [The Choir hoys remove from the two ta- j hourets the cushions with the insignia, ' and holding them place themselves on , each side of the MASTER, facing the j Acolytes. MOLAY (to the Acolytes). Then in the name of God and of our Lady, And also of St. John, tho holy Father, And in tho name of all tho Temple-Brothers, To all works of tho Order which havo been From first to last achieved, admit I you, Your fathers and your mothers and all kin, And what more there may be for whom you wish it ; Ye on your parts shall Christianly admit Ourselves to all good works and worthy deeds Which you have undertaken and would do. Moreover, water and bread wo promise you, And our strict Order's poor habiliments, With plenitude of labour, trouble, and need. And thus devote I you, Frank of Poitou, And Adalbert of Anjou, to bo Templars, And here invest you with our mantle white, [Invests them both with the mantle. And fasten on your breast the Saviour's Cross, [Fastens the Cross of red cloth on the mantle of each. And with the holy Girdle four times gird, [He girds them both round the waist with the girdle of the Order. 186 THF. TEMPLARS IX CYPRUS. [ACT V.

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