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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 253

MOLAY (annoyed). Silence ! Securo the Cross, nnd warn the Watch Not to disturb tlio peoplo with such tnles. [Exit GODFREY. (To CHARLOT.) Now introduce tho Brother-messengers ! [Exit CIIARLOT. Enter KNIGHTS in coats of mail. MOLAY (to the First KNIGHT). What bring'st thou from tho King? First KNIGHT. I was denied Admission to his presence ;1 but his minion Count Lusignan, to whom I in your namo Commended tho protection of tho Temple, Replies to you—these are his actual words : " Do thou defend the Temple for thyself ! You'll find King llenry will protect the Crown, For so 'tis meet." MOLAT. Denied admission ! Such Reply to me ! (Aside.) Dost thou already scorn Th' old Lion ! (To the other KNMGHT.) My Brother of the Hospital, What doth he say ? Tho Other KNIGHT. He bade me greet your Grace, And charged me with this letter to deliver Into your hands. MOLAT (to the two KNIGHTS). Go ! [Exeunt the two KNIGHTS. " Fulke de Villaret To James dc Molay—Not thy friend am I, Yet frank plain-speaking well becomes a Knight. Molay ! Go not to France.—I also havo My summons thither, but I do not care 1 There was a continual tendency to jealousies and disputes between the Templars and the King of Cyprus, who viewed with distrust their increase and power.—Trans. 250 TUK TEMPLARS TU CYPRUS. [ACT VI.

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