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FRIEDERICH WERNER The Templars in Cyprus

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FRIEDERICH WERNER
The Templars in Cyprus
page 251



CLAI'S. In vnin ! (striking hands with MOI.AY). My brother, 1 will live ! Moi.AY (looking up thankfully to heaven). I knew That well—My Rôsner's care will grow mo flowers. [Draws the scaled paper from under his mantle and hands it to RÔSXKR. There is my testament ; the hieroglyphs Thou comprehendest ; nothing more is needed. (Imploringly.) Thou wilt protect both it and Robert? CLAUS. Yes God helping ! MOLAY. So my work survives, nnd I Am satisfied. Brother, the parting kiss ! Thou weep'st ?—Hast thou anew forgot the Square ? CLACS (kissing away MOLAY'S tears). Art thon, then, iron ? MOLAY. My aim is so to be ! Greet wife and child.—Whilst they aro thine—be theirs. God leaves them to thee just so long, no more, As thou art blessed in their possession.—Go ! the Order of the Templars. This degree is censé to draw its origin from the Crusades. The Master represents Godfrey of Ilouillon. The pass-word is Dieu-le veut, the Templars' war-cry. The 2"th degree of Scotch Masonry is called Grand-Commander of the Temple, or Sovereign Com-mander of the Temple of Jerusalem. Ibid, p. 196. This degree is not to be confounded with the Order of modern Tem-plars. Ibid. p. 199. The 30th degree of Kadosch, though only the 30th, must be regarded as the real end of Scotch Masonry, as it is the ne plus ultra of Templar Masonry. It commemorates the abolition of the Templar Order by 1'hilip the Fair nnd the l'opc Clement V. ; and the death of the last Grand-Master, James Moby, who perished in the flames, March 11, 1314. Ibid.—Trans. 248 TIIK TKMPLARS IX CYPRUS. [ACT YI


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