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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
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Cric». No singlo tono Of a fooiulation lieth tlicro in vain ! MOLAT. (liejarxting his disciylt with augmenting enthusiasm ) I feel God mediates between thee and me 1 (StemlUg.) My Holiert, Drothcr, ere I caul him out, Alrmdy had outgrown tho Temple-Order: Long aiuce, tlio Temple-Muster wna to him Aa nought ! I am a aaint to him, remote From him, and though tho halo of a saint I could forego, yet ao 'tis well for him, And well for—me ; for, llrothor, hard it is To die without an heir! Poor Robert goes To Scotland now, and goes with God ! Will God llring mo nnd him to realize my aim ? Him also ?—Dut should wo with idle hand In bosom thrust, look on?—Ixvok on ; no more, And take no ]art ? Not snch God's will; 'tis true He doeth all things of Him-' If, but wo Are placed hero to co-operate with him ! Thou art adept, my Hôsner : Templars may Do bronght to nought,oven tho Illuminate ; Dut nil shall not, please God,—they shall not all ! In Cyprus thou'lt remain—deny mo not ! My death, not thine, can profit,—thcroforo live To merit it ! Our Halls in Edinburgh Thou knowest, and tho key,—mako use of it ! Should this our Order, fall, and—as I havo Deserved becauso of it—should I too fall A sacrifice for it, guard then that young Tree I havo planted in tho North, that so It may, fruit bearing, over-shade tho world,1 And not in vain tho gardener may havo lived.— 1 Tho Kose-Croix of Heredon, or Ilcredotn, is ono of tho degrees of S ii h Masonry. It was established first at Icolmkill, then at Kilwinning, where the King of Scotland presided in person as Grand Master. See Tkulltur is tïxostums du rit ancien, dit accepte', p. 132. In the degree of the Knight of Palestine, substituted by the Chevalier do St. Martin in tbe place of ltose-Croix, is celebrated tho Institution of •C. II.] TIIK TEstr'ASS IX TPBI'p. 247

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