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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 194

Tlio Idol in tin- promised laud to find, Which far off, yet attainable, abide th, Since Ono, not God, once found it.' —Hiae ; with mind Thought-filled, go, work, say nought, whate'er betid' th. ' [t'zruni l'llANK and A HA LI I HT. (7*i thr Atiembly, having trt dmrn the book ) Bef'TO we close, beloved Knights and Brothers, A painful task is left me to fulfil, The Brother Uobert of llcredon, my charge, Whom I have cherished with a father's heart, And who has never, never wrought mo grief,— .The Knight Sir Kobert of Ilervdon yesterday Rudely traniirreRM'd again»t our reverend Brother The Seneschal, and lately Grand Commander; lie failed to mount guard at the Order's watch ; Without my order, ho pursued with six,— The Order's Horse,—tho Turkish privateer, And though ho captured him right valiantly, Yet grossly thereby ho infringed tho law. And when for this the Brother Seneschal Was reprimanding him, he ronghly turned On him, and gripped him on tho breast, and tore The sacred belt from off his mantle. Speak Now therefore, Ancient Knights, and rightly judge, \ 1 This mysterious languags sppesrs to point, not to tbe " sweet vision of i!i- Holy Grail," bul (o some vision of a hesil, to be seen only by the astro. Molty speaks of it as the Idol, DIK! no mere vision, just as the 11 ly (iruil was no phantom, but the cup itself from which our Eord drank at the Last Supper, and which Sir Galshsd was pure enough to meet " face to face," and Sir 1'erciial to " behold afar oil." " Oh. Galahad, Galahad," said the King, " for such As thou art, is tbe vision, not for these. The Ilesd hsd from the earliest times lieen an object of eastern mystical callus, and the idea had been imported into Europe by the Crusaders, together with the dragons and winged horses and other dreams of the Kast. St. George's (supposed) bead was kept sacred, in silver, in more than one plsce. liogrr ilaron possessed s head which was supposed to speak. Molay perhaps is thinking of s glorified stste of the mummy-Iwsvl mentioned in the last Art—possibly of John the Baptist, who was worshipped by ono Asiatic sort.— Irani. 1 In seieral articles of tho Kule, the brethren are enjoined to speak sssuvsgly.— 7Va»«. nu trxiLAiw is trm».

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