The Templars in Cyprus
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[He rtidt from the book at f llviet, stand-ing not in froid of it, but tidewayt at a few pin « tli-taiiC', a id at he read*, turning the U-ift of the book with hit tiei,rtl.
And when the first foundation-stone was planted
Tho Lord called forth the Master, Baphomctus,
And said to him, " Complete my Temple's building ! "
But in his secret heart tho Master reasoned :
What profiteth it mo to build tho Temple ?
And took the stone, and built himself a dwelling ;
And whatsoever stono was left thereover
Ho bartered it for paltry gold and silver;
But after forty moons, tho Master-builder
Met him with " Where's my Temple, Baphomctus ? "
"My own house, I was forced to build," ho answered,
Havo patience yet for forty weeks, I pray thee.
Then camo tho Iiord when forty weeks were over,
And asked, " Where is my Temple, Baphometus? "
Ho said, " Behold, there lacks me stono for building,"
(Yet he for paltry gold the stone had bartered ;)
" And therefore yet for forty days have patience."
To him, returning forty days thereafter,
The l-iord cried, " Where's my Temple, Baphometus ? "
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