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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 209

Enter ECDO (dressed as a pilgrim ; his face so shrouded that only his beard appears. He carries in his hand his lute, on which he strikes a few notes be/ore sjieaking). Your pardon, Sir, that thus so Into I come With twang of Into !—My wont is on tho strings To herald my approach, and eke the chords To touch when forth I wander on my way. [Short pause, during which MOLAY observes him with close attention. Permit me to sit down, for I have gone Par in my pilgrimage of ninety years (sits down). MOLAV. Right willingly ! But say, how did you gain Admission here so late ? EUDO. I played without, First, yonder on the wall. A friendly porter There opened mo tho door, and quietly I glided through and on. MOLAY. YOU glided fast, I' faith !—A moment hence you had just reached The Cross-vault, and already are you here ! EUDO. That is my manner ! MOLAY. Did no one of my guard Arrest your steps ? ECDO. No—men are never wont To stop me on my way. MoLAY (with increasing astonishment). Who aro you, then ? ECDO. A poor hard, I, who in tho holy wars Fought, as men fight, and now, in his old age, 20G THE TEMPLARS IX CTPRUl [ACT V.

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