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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 258

*0. III.] .lu îi M. LU.- ix ctru». -ôu COMMANDES (to the Knights, tri» are tupprting kim). (loti mend it '—Come ! ('/'» the children who, al the mmmmmti of their mother, lutee knelt down before him ami embrace hie kntme.) God blrss jou, children. ('/' tin Knights.) Come! I «haine my*- If ! Theee old eyes swim with tear*. Support me, guide me ! I cannot aee at all ! Come ! (7V the people iu lw goes utitiy.) God bo with you ! [Staggers off, leaning on the tin- y-mngrtt Knights; the Esquire preceding them. OLD MAN. Tho worthy Knight ! [CLAPS retires into I he backjr-und with his wife ami children. The beltspt d hauler. First ClTIZFX. Hark ! how the bells o'cn now Are pealing from tho tower of St. John ! ' See yo yon dust-clond ? Now they're on the way ! A YOUTH. Ah, yonder flutters now tho red-Cross flag Swayed by tho morning breezt»—a uoblo banner! First CITIZEN. Can yo not hear them sing ? In order first Advance the Priests, next como the Knights ! A GIRL. Hose-hued Their mantles white shine through tho blush of morn. 1 It dors not seem quite clear what connection the Templars had with S. John llnptuL. He was patron saint of the Knights of S. John (Hospitallers) of Jérusalem, but Dugdsle (.VM«I/I i Angtieenmm) ikies not apjsrar to mention the Knights Templars as being under the |atronage of any Saint, Werner, howeucr, connects tb-m throughout with S. J tin, and the cognixanre of the Amu* J)ei which is seen all o»rr ibe in.ide of the Temple Church, as well as carei o«er the £»te-«ay in KWwt Strrel, which gateway was rebuilt by Inigo Jones after (he fire of I/On Ion, would seem lo confirm him.— 7ras .

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