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Knights Templar
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an order of medieval knights that existed for two centuries after the First Crusade who helped to protect Jerusalem and European pilgrims to Jerusalem
  • "What mean these fellows by their capricious insolence?" said the Templar to the Benedictine, "and why did you prevent me from chastising it?"
    Chapter 2 (66% in)
  • Such annotations as may be useful to assist the reader in comprehending the characters of the Jew, the Templar, the Captain of the mercenaries, or Free Companions, as they were called, and others proper to the period, are added, but with a sparing hand, since sufficient information on these subjects is to be found in general history.
    Introduction (40% in)
  • This reverend brother has been all his life engaged in fighting among the Saracens for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre; he is of the order of Knights Templars, whom you may have heard of; he is half a monk, half a soldier.
    Chapter 2 (60% in)
  • "Prior Aymer," said the Templar, "you are a man of gallantry, learned in the study of beauty, and as expert as a troubadour in all matters concerning the 'arrets' of love; but I shall expect much beauty in this celebrated Rowena to counterbalance the self-denial and forbearance which I must exert if I am to court the favor of such a seditious churl as you have described her father Cedric."
    Chapter 2 (73% in)
  • "Should your boasted beauty," said the Templar, "be weighed in the balance and found wanting, you know our wager?"
    Chapter 2 (77% in)
  • "And I am myself to be judge," said the Templar, "and am only to be convicted on my own admission, that I have seen no maiden so beautiful since Pentecost was a twelvemonth.
    Chapter 2 (78% in)
  • "Well, you have said enough," answered the Templar; "I will for a night put on the needful restraint, and deport me as meekly as a maiden; but as for the fear of his expelling us by violence, myself and squires, with Hamet and Abdalla, will warrant you against that disgrace.
    Chapter 2 (82% in)
  • "Ay, but he held his sword in his left hand, and so pointed across his body with it," said the Templar.
    Chapter 2 (85% in)
  • "You had better have tarried there to fight for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre," said the Templar.
    Chapter 2 (93% in)
  • "True, Reverend Sir Knight," answered the Palmer, to whom the appearance of the Templar seemed perfectly familiar; "but when those who are under oath to recover the holy city, are found travelling at such a distance from the scene of their duties, can you wonder that a peaceful peasant like me should decline the task which they have abandoned?"
    Chapter 2 (93% in)
  • The Templar would have made an angry reply, but was interrupted by the Prior, who again expressed his astonishment, that their guide, after such long absence, should be so perfectly acquainted with the passes of the forest.
    Chapter 2 (94% in)
  • Before this entrance the Templar wound his horn loudly; for the rain, which had long threatened, began now to descend with great violence.
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  • Returning in less than three minutes, a warder announced "that the Prior Aymer of Jorvaulx, and the good knight Brian de Bois-Guilbert, commander of the valiant and venerable order of Knights Templars, with a small retinue, requested hospitality and lodging for the night, being on their way to a tournament which was to be held not far from Ashby-de-la-Zouche, on the second day from the present."
    Chapter 3 (74% in)
  • How named ye the Templar?
    Chapter 3 (86% in)
  • —Oswald, broach the oldest wine-cask; place the best mead, the mightiest ale, the richest morat, the most sparkling cider, the most odoriferous pigments, upon the board; fill the largest horns [13] —Templars and Abbots love good wines and good measure.
    Chapter 3 (91% in)
  • The appearance of the Knight Templar was also changed; and, though less studiously bedecked with ornament, his dress was as rich, and his appearance far more commanding, than that of his companion.
    Chapter 4 (5% in)
  • Ere she had time to do so, the Templar whispered to the Prior, "I shall wear no collar of gold of yours at the tournament.
    Chapter 4 (56% in)
  • When Rowena perceived the Knight Templar's eyes bent on her with an ardour, that, compared with the dark caverns under which they moved, gave them the effect of lighted charcoal, she drew with dignity the veil around her face, as an intimation that the determined freedom of his glance was disagreeable.
    Chapter 4 (69% in)
  • "Sir Templar," said he, "the cheeks of our Saxon maidens have seen too little of the sun to enable them to bear the fixed glance of a crusader."
    Chapter 4 (71% in)
  • "And I," said the Templar, filling his goblet, "drink wassail to the fair Rowena; for since her namesake introduced the word into England, has never been one more worthy of such a tribute.
    Chapter 4 (82% in)
  • "These truces with the infidels," he exclaimed, without caring how suddenly he interrupted the stately Templar, "make an old man of me!"
    Chapter 4 (91% in)
  • "I will warrant you against dying of old age, however," said the Templar, who now recognised his friend of the forest; "I will assure you from all deaths but a violent one, if you give such directions to wayfarers, as you did this night to the Prior and me."
    Chapter 4 (94% in)
  • "A dog Jew," echoed the Templar, "to approach a defender of the Holy Sepulchre?"
    Chapter 5 (4% in)
  • "By my faith," said Wamba, "it would seem the Templars love the Jews' inheritance better than they do their company."
    Chapter 5 (4% in)
  • "Sir Franklin," answered the Templar, "my Saracen slaves are true Moslems, and scorn as much as any Christian to hold intercourse with a Jew."
    Chapter 5 (7% in)
  • Meanwhile the Abbot and Cedric continued their discourse upon hunting; the Lady Rowena seemed engaged in conversation with one of her attendant females; and the haughty Templar, whose eye wandered from the Jew to the Saxon beauty, revolved in his mind thoughts which appeared deeply to interest him.
    Chapter 5 (31% in)
  • [14] "The French," said the Templar, raising his voice with the presumptuous and authoritative tone which he used upon all occasions, "is not only the natural language of the chase, but that of love and of war, in which ladies should be won and enemies defied."
    Chapter 5 (36% in)
  • "Pledge me in a cup of wine, Sir Templar," said Cedric, "and fill another to the Abbot, while I look back some thirty years to tell you another tale.
    Chapter 5 (37% in)
  • But our bards are no more," he said; "our deeds are lost in those of another race—our language—our very name—is hastening to decay, and none mourns for it save one solitary old man—Cupbearer! knave, fill the goblets—To the strong in arms, Sir Templar, be their race or language what it will, who now bear them best in Palestine among the champions of the Cross!"
    Chapter 5 (44% in)
  • "I impeach not their fame," said the Templar; "nevertheless—"
    Chapter 5 (46% in)
  • It is impossible for language to describe the bitter scowl of rage which rendered yet darker the swarthy countenance of the Templar.
    Chapter 5 (54% in)
  • "A goodly security!" said the Knight Templar; "and what do you proffer as a pledge?"
    Chapter 5 (69% in)
  • The Prior of Jorvaulx crossed himself and repeated a pater noster, in which all devoutly joined, excepting the Jew, the Mahomedans, and the Templar; the latter of whom, without vailing his bonnet, or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic, took from his neck a gold chain, which he flung on the board, saying—"Let Prior Aymer hold my pledge and that of this nameless vagrant, in token that when the Knight of Ivanhoe comes within the four seas of Britain, he...
    Chapter 5 (71% in)
  • "Unbelieving dog," said the Templar to Isaac the Jew, as he passed him in the throng, "dost thou bend thy course to the tournament?"
    Chapter 5 (91% in)
  • [15] The Templar smiled sourly as he replied, "Beshrew thee for a false-hearted liar!" and passing onward, as if disdaining farther conference, he communed with his Moslem slaves in a language unknown to the bystanders.
    Chapter 5 (95% in)
  • The poor Israelite seemed so staggered by the address of the military monk, that the Templar had passed on to the extremity of the hall ere he raised his head from the humble posture which he had assumed, so far as to be sensible of his departure.
    Chapter 5 (97% in)
  • The Templar and Prior were shortly after marshalled to their sleeping apartments by the steward and the cupbearer, each attended by two torchbearers and two servants carrying refreshments, while servants of inferior condition indicated to their retinue and to the other guests their respective places of repose.
    Chapter 5 (98% in)
  • —We heard, that, having remained in Palestine, on account of his impaired health, after the departure of the English army, he had experienced the persecution of the French faction, to whom the Templars are known to be attached.
    Chapter 6 (16% in)
  • "The purpose you can best guess," said the Pilgrim; "but rely on this, that when the Templar crossed the hall yesternight, he spoke to his Mussulman slaves in the Saracen language, which I well understand, and charged them this morning to watch the journey of the Jew, to seize upon him when at a convenient distance from the mansion, and to conduct him to the castle of Philip de Malvoisin, or to that of Reginald Front-de-Boeuf."
    Chapter 6 (37% in)
  • —But leave me not, good Pilgrim—Think but of that fierce and savage Templar, with his Saracen slaves—they will regard neither territory, nor manor, nor lordship.
    Chapter 6 (79% in)
  • The rest of Prince John's retinue consisted of the favourite leaders of his mercenary troops, some marauding barons and profligate attendants upon the court, with several Knights Templars and Knights of St John.
    Chapter 7 (51% in)
  • With the same policy which had dictated the conduct of their brethren in the Holy Land, the Templars and Hospitallers in England and Normandy attached themselves to the faction of Prince John, having little reason to desire the return of Richard to England, or the succession of Arthur, his legitimate heir.
    Chapter 7 (54% in)
  • He looked anxiously to Athelstane, who had learned the accomplishments of the age, as if desiring that he should make some personal effort to recover the victory which was passing into the hands of the Templar and his associates.
    Chapter 8 (54% in)
  • "Have you confessed yourself, brother," said the Templar, "and have you heard mass this morning, that you peril your life so frankly?"
    Chapter 8 (69% in)
  • His first had only borne the general device of his rider, representing two knights riding upon one horse, an emblem expressive of the original humility and poverty of the Templars, qualities which they had since exchanged for the arrogance and wealth that finally occasioned their suppression.
    Chapter 8 (75% in)
  • In this second encounter, the Templar aimed at the centre of his antagonist's shield, and struck it so fair and forcibly, that his spear went to shivers, and the Disinherited Knight reeled in his saddle.
    Chapter 8 (84% in)
  • Yet, even at this disadvantage, the Templar sustained his high reputation; and had not the girths of his saddle burst, he might not have been unhorsed.
    Chapter 8 (86% in)
  • To extricate himself from the stirrups and fallen steed, was to the Templar scarce the work of a moment; and, stung with madness, both at his disgrace and at the acclamations with which it was hailed by the spectators, he drew his sword and waved it in defiance of his conqueror.
    Chapter 8 (87% in)
  • "We shall meet again, I trust," said the Templar, casting a resentful glance at his antagonist; "and where there are none to separate us."
    Chapter 8 (89% in)
  • De Bracy, being attached to the Templars, would have replied, but was prevented by Prince John.
    Chapter 9 (13% in)
  • Cedric the Saxon, overjoyed at the discomfiture of the Templar, and still more so at the miscarriage of his two malevolent neighbours, Front-de-Boeuf and Malvoisin, had, with his body half stretched over the balcony, accompanied the victor in each course, not with his eyes only, but with his whole heart and soul.
    Chapter 9 (50% in)
  • "Father Abraham!" said Isaac of York, when the first course was run betwixt the Templar and the Disinherited Knight, "how fiercely that Gentile rides!
    Chapter 9 (54% in)
  • The armour and horse of the Templar Brian de Bois-Guilbert, at what ransom were they held?
    Chapter 11 (36% in)
  • "My master," replied Gurth, "will take nought from the Templar save his life's-blood.
    Chapter 11 (37% in)
  • This Saxon lord had arrayed his tall and strong person in armour, in order to take his place among the combatants; and, considerably to the surprise of Cedric, had chosen to enlist himself on the part of the Knight Templar.
    Chapter 12 (11% in)
  • But when the field became thin by the numbers on either side who had yielded themselves vanquished, had been compelled to the extremity of the lists, or been otherwise rendered incapable of continuing the strife, the Templar and the Disinherited Knight at length encountered hand to hand, with all the fury that mortal animosity, joined to rivalry of honour, could inspire.
    Chapter 12 (55% in)
  • Finding themselves freed from their immediate antagonists, it seems to have occurred to both these knights at the same instant, that they would render the most decisive advantage to their party, by aiding the Templar in his contest with his rival.
    Chapter 12 (58% in)
  • Sir Disinherited!" was shouted so universally, that the knight became aware of his danger; and, striking a full blow at the Templar, he reined back his steed in the same moment, so as to escape the charge of Athelstane and Front-de-Boeuf.
    Chapter 12 (60% in)
  • These knights, therefore, their aim being thus eluded, rushed from opposite sides betwixt the object of their attack and the Templar, almost running their horses against each other ere they could stop their career.
    Chapter 12 (61% in)
  • It was high time; for, while the Disinherited Knight was pressing upon the Templar, Front-de-Boeuf had got nigh to him with his uplifted sword; but ere the blow could descend, the Sable Knight dealt a stroke on his head, which, glancing from the polished helmet, lighted with violence scarcely abated on the "chamfron" of the steed, and Front-de-Boeuf rolled on the ground, both horse and man equally stunned by the fury of the blow.
    Chapter 12 (71% in)
  • The Templars horse had bled much, and gave way under the shock of the Disinherited Knight's charge.
    Chapter 12 (75% in)
  • His antagonist sprung from horseback, waved his fatal sword over the head of his adversary, and commanded him to yield himself; when Prince John, more moved by the Templars dangerous situation than he had been by that of his rival, saved him the mortification of confessing himself vanquished, by casting down his warder, and putting an end to the conflict.
    Chapter 12 (77% in)
  • ...[21] (the most emphatic term for abject worthlessness,) "who should in his own hall, and while his own wine-cup passed, have treated, or suffered to be treated, an unoffending guest as your highness has this day beheld me used; and whatever was the misfortune of our fathers on the field of Hastings, those may at least be silent," here he looked at Front-de-Boeuf and the Templar, "who have within these few hours once and again lost saddle and stirrup before the lance of a Saxon."
    Chapter 14 (66% in)
  • And some few, among whom were Front-de-Boeuf and the Templar, in sullen disdain suffered their goblets to stand untasted before them.
    Chapter 14 (85% in)
  • "Marry, if thou must needs know," said De Bracy, "it was the Templar Brian de Bois-Guilbert that shaped out the enterprise, which the adventure of the men of Benjamin suggested to me.
    Chapter 15 (79% in)
  • "He is a Templar," said De Bracy, "and cannot therefore rival me in my plan of wedding this heiress;—and to attempt aught dishonourable against the intended bride of De Bracy—By Heaven! were he a whole Chapter of his Order in his single person, he dared not do me such an injury!"
    Chapter 15 (85% in)
  • "It is time thou shouldst leave us, Sir Maurice," said the Templar to De Bracy, "in order to prepare the second part of thy mystery.
    Chapter 21 (6% in)
  • "And what has made thee change thy plan, De Bracy?" replied the Knight Templar.
    Chapter 21 (8% in)
  • "I would hope, however, Sir Knight," said the Templar, "that this alteration of measures arises from no suspicion of my honourable meaning, such as Fitzurse endeavoured to instil into thee?"
    Chapter 21 (9% in)
  • "My thoughts are my own," answered De Bracy; "the fiend laughs, they say, when one thief robs another; and we know, that were he to spit fire and brimstone instead, it would never prevent a Templar from following his bent."
    Chapter 21 (11% in)
  • "Or the leader of a Free Company," answered the Templar, "from dreading at the hands of a comrade and friend, the injustice he does to all mankind."
    Chapter 21 (11% in)
  • "Psha," replied the Templar, "what hast thou to fear?
    Chapter 21 (13% in)
  • Come, Sir Templar, the laws of gallantry have a liberal interpretation in Palestine, and this is a case in which I will trust nothing to your conscience.
    Chapter 21 (14% in)
  • "Hear the truth, then," said the Templar; "I care not for your blue-eyed beauty.
    Chapter 21 (15% in)
  • "No, Sir Knight," said the Templar, haughtily.
    Chapter 21 (16% in)
  • "For my vow," said the Templar, "our Grand Master hath granted me a dispensation.
    Chapter 21 (18% in)
  • "I can admire both," answered the Templar; "besides, the old Jew is but half-prize.
    Chapter 21 (20% in)
  • The bolts screamed as they were withdrawn—the hinges creaked as the wicket opened, and Reginald Front-de-Boeuf, followed by the two Saracen slaves of the Templar, entered the prison.
    Chapter 22 (17% in)
  • "There will, there must!" exclaimed Isaac, wringing his hands in agony; "when did Templars breathe aught but cruelty to men, and dishonour to women!"
    Chapter 22 (89% in)
  • This had been settled in a council held by Front-de-Boeuf, De Bracy, and the Templar, in which, after a long and warm debate concerning the several advantages which each insisted upon deriving from his peculiar share in this audacious enterprise, they had at length determined the fate of their unhappy prisoners.
    Chapter 23 (7% in)
  • "It were so, indeed," replied the Templar, laughing; "wed with a Jewess?
    Chapter 24 (47% in)
  • I am a Templar.
    Chapter 24 (48% in)
  • "And if I do so," said the Templar, "it concerns not thee, who art no believer in the blessed sign of our salvation."
    Chapter 24 (49% in)
  • "It is gravely and well preached, O daughter of Sirach!" answered the Templar; "but, gentle Ecclesiastics, thy narrow Jewish prejudices make thee blind to our high privilege.
    Chapter 24 (51% in)
  • Marriage were an enduring crime on the part of a Templar; but what lesser folly I may practise, I shall speedily be absolved from at the next Preceptory of our Order.
    Chapter 24 (51% in)
  • The eyes of the Templar flashed fire at this reproof—"Hearken," he said, "Rebecca; I have hitherto spoken mildly to thee, but now my language shall be that of a conqueror.
    Chapter 24 (54% in)
  • But I will proclaim thy villainy, Templar, from one end of Europe to the other.
    Chapter 24 (56% in)
  • "Thou art keen-witted, Jewess," replied the Templar, well aware of the truth of what she spoke, and that the rules of his Order condemned in the most positive manner, and under high penalties, such intrigues as he now prosecuted, and that, in some instances, even degradation had followed upon it—"thou art sharp-witted," he said; "but loud must be thy voice of complaint, if it is heard beyond the iron walls of this castle; within these, murmurs, laments, appeals to justice, and screams...
    Chapter 24 (58% in)
  • —THOU the best lance of the Templars!
    Chapter 24 (61% in)
  • As he offered to advance, she exclaimed, "Remain where thou art, proud Templar, or at thy choice advance!
    Chapter 24 (64% in)
  • The Templar hesitated, and a resolution which had never yielded to pity or distress, gave way to his admiration of her fortitude.
    Chapter 24 (65% in)
  • "I will not trust thee, Templar," said Rebecca; "thou hast taught me better how to estimate the virtues of thine Order.
    Chapter 24 (66% in)
  • "You do me injustice," exclaimed the Templar fervently; "I swear to you by the name which I bear—by the cross on my bosom—by the sword on my side—by the ancient crest of my fathers do I swear, I will do thee no injury whatsoever!
    Chapter 24 (68% in)
  • Remain where thou art, and if thou shalt attempt to diminish by one step the distance now between us, thou shalt see that the Jewish maiden will rather trust her soul with God, than her honour to the Templar!
    Chapter 24 (72% in)
  • "Thou dost me injustice," said the Templar; "by earth, sea, and sky, thou dost me injustice!
    Chapter 24 (76% in)
  • The Templar, a serf in all but the name, can possess neither lands nor goods, and lives, moves, and breathes, but at the will and pleasure of another.
    Chapter 24 (82% in)
  • "The power of vengeance, Rebecca," replied the Templar, "and the prospects of ambition."
    Chapter 24 (83% in)
  • "Say not so, maiden," answered the Templar; "revenge is a feast for the gods!
    Chapter 24 (84% in)
  • —The Templar loses, as thou hast said, his social rights, his power of free agency, but he becomes a member and a limb of a mighty body, before which thrones already tremble,—even as the single drop of rain which mixes with the sea becomes an individual part of that resistless ocean, which undermines rocks and ingulfs royal armadas.
    Chapter 24 (87% in)
  • "Answer me not," said the Templar, "by urging the difference of our creeds; within our secret conclaves we hold these nursery tales in derision.
    Chapter 24 (91% in)
  • —She Stoops to Conquer When the Templar reached the hall of the castle, he found De Bracy already there.
    Chapter 25 (1% in)
  • "Has your suit, then, been unsuccessfully paid to the Saxon heiress?" said the Templar.
    Chapter 25 (3% in)
  • "Away!" said the Templar; "thou a leader of a Free Company, and regard a woman's tears!
    Chapter 25 (4% in)
  • "A legion of fiends have occupied the bosom of the Jewess," replied the Templar; "for, I think no single one, not even Apollyon himself, could have inspired such indomitable pride and resolution.
    Chapter 25 (7% in)
  • "Give it me," said the Templar.
    Chapter 25 (15% in)
  • "It is a formal letter of defiance," answered the Templar; "but, by our Lady of Bethlehem, if it be not a foolish jest, it is the most extraordinary cartel that ever was sent across the drawbridge of a baronial castle."
    Chapter 25 (16% in)
  • The Templar accordingly read it as follows:—"I, Wamba, the son of Witless, Jester to a noble and free-born man, Cedric of Rotherwood, called the Saxon,—And I, Gurth, the son of Beowulph, the swineherd—"
    Chapter 25 (18% in)
  • "By St Luke, it is so set down," answered the Templar.
    Chapter 25 (20% in)
  • De Bracy was the first to break silence by an uncontrollable fit of laughter, wherein he was joined, though with more moderation, by the Templar.
    Chapter 25 (36% in)
  • "Front-de-Boeuf has not recovered his temper since his late overthrow," said De Bracy to the Templar; "he is cowed at the very idea of a cartel, though it come but from a fool and a swineherd."
    Chapter 25 (38% in)
  • "For shame, Sir Knight!" said the Templar.
    Chapter 25 (46% in)
  • "True," answered Front-de-Boeuf; "were they black Turks or Moors, Sir Templar, or the craven peasants of France, most valiant De Bracy; but these are English yeomen, over whom we shall have no advantage, save what we may derive from our arms and horses, which will avail us little in the glades of the forest.
    Chapter 25 (48% in)
  • "Thou dost not fear," said the Templar, "that they can assemble in force sufficient to attempt the castle?"
    Chapter 25 (51% in)
  • "Send to thy neighbours," said the Templar, "let them assemble their people, and come to the rescue of three knights, besieged by a jester and a swineherd in the baronial castle of Reginald Front-de-Boeuf!"
    Chapter 25 (53% in)
  • —I have it," he added, after pausing for a moment—"Sir Templar, thou canst write as well as read, and if we can but find the writing materials of my chaplain, who died a twelvemonth since in the midst of his Christmas carousals—"
    Chapter 25 (57% in)
  • "Go, search them out, Engelred," said Front-de-Boeuf; "and then, Sir Templar, thou shalt return an answer to this bold challenge."
    Chapter 25 (60% in)
  • It was to the leaders of this motley army that the letter of the Templar was now delivered.
    Chapter 25 (77% in)
  • "What!" said the Templar, who came into the hall that moment, "muster the wasps so thick here? it is time to stifle such a mischievous brood."
    Chapter 26 (20% in)
  • "Then trust him not with thy purpose in words," answered the Templar.
    Chapter 26 (22% in)
  • —Carry thou this scroll to the castle of Philip de Malvoisin; say it cometh from me, and is written by the Templar Brian de Bois-Guilbert, and that I pray him to send it to York with all the speed man and horse can make.
    Chapter 27 (41% in)
  • Call the Templar yonder, and let him fight but half so well for his life as he has done for his Order—Make thou to the walls thyself with thy huge body—Let me do my poor endeavour in my own way, and I tell thee the Saxon outlaws may as well attempt to scale the clouds, as the castle of Torquilstone; or, if you will treat with the banditti, why not employ the mediation of this worthy franklin, who seems in such deep contemplation of the wine-flagon?
    Chapter 27 (66% in)
  • "Nor to the Jew Isaac's daughter," said the Templar, who had now joined them.
    Chapter 27 (69% in)
  • "Safe thou art," replied De Bracy; "and for Christianity, here is the stout Baron Reginald Front-de-Boeuf, whose utter abomination is a Jew; and the good Knight Templar, Brian de Bois-Guilbert, whose trade is to slay Saracens—If these are not good marks of Christianity, I know no other which they bear about them."
    Chapter 27 (81% in)
  • "Brother priest," said the Templar, "all this we know or guess at—tell us plainly, is thy master, the Prior, made prisoner, and to whom?"
    Chapter 27 (84% in)
  • The Templar had in the meantime been looking out on the proceedings of the besiegers, with rather more attention than the brutal Front-de-Boeuf or his giddy companion.
    Chapter 27 (96% in)
  • The Templar twice passed and repassed them on the road, fixing his bold and ardent look on the beautiful Jewess; and we have already seen the consequences of the admiration which her charms excited when accident threw her into the power of that unprincipled voluptuary.
    Chapter 28 (11% in)
  • On arriving at Torquilstone, while the Knight Templar and the lord of that castle were each intent upon their own schemes, the one on the Jew's treasure, and the other on his daughter, De Bracy's squires conveyed Ivanhoe, still under the name of a wounded comrade, to a distant apartment.
    Chapter 28 (93% in)
  • She hastened after this brief self-accusation to give Ivanhoe what information she could; but it amounted only to this, that the Templar Bois-Guilbert, and the Baron Front-de-Boeuf, were commanders within the castle; that it was beleaguered from without, but by whom she knew not.
    Chapter 29 (9% in)
  • "Front-de-Boeuf!" answered the Jewess; "his men rush to the rescue, headed by the haughty Templar—their united force compels the champion to pause—They drag Front-de-Boeuf within the walls."
    Chapter 29 (59% in)
  • "No," replied Rebecca, "The Templar has destroyed the plank on which they crossed—few of the defenders escaped with him into the castle—the shrieks and cries which you hear tell the fate of the others—Alas!
    Chapter 29 (67% in)
  • —Old Play During the interval of quiet which followed the first success of the besiegers, while the one party was preparing to pursue their advantage, and the other to strengthen their means of defence, the Templar and De Bracy held brief council together in the hall of the castle.
    Chapter 30 (2% in)
  • "He lives," said the Templar, coolly, "lives as yet; but had he worn the bull's head of which he bears the name, and ten plates of iron to fence it withal, he must have gone down before yonder fatal axe.
    Chapter 30 (4% in)
  • "Go to—thou art a fool," said the Templar; "thy superstition is upon a level with Front-de-Boeuf's want of faith; neither of you can render a reason for your belief or unbelief."
    Chapter 30 (6% in)
  • "Benedicite, Sir Templar," replied De Bracy, "pray you to keep better rule with your tongue when I am the theme of it.
    Chapter 30 (7% in)
  • "Care not thou for such reports," said the Templar; "but let us think of making good the castle.
    Chapter 30 (9% in)
  • "But you maintained your post?" said the Templar.
    Chapter 30 (13% in)
  • "How?" exclaimed the Templar; "deliver up our prisoners, and stand an object alike of ridicule and execration, as the doughty warriors who dared by a night-attack to possess themselves of the persons of a party of defenceless travellers, yet could not make good a strong castle against a vagabond troop of outlaws, led by swineherds, jesters, and the very refuse of mankind?
    Chapter 30 (17% in)
  • "Let us to the walls, then," said De Bracy, carelessly; "that man never breathed, be he Turk or Templar, who held life at lighter rate than I do.
    Chapter 30 (20% in)
  • "Wish for whom thou wilt," said the Templar, "but let us make what defence we can with the soldiers who remain—They are chiefly Front-de-Boeuf's followers, hated by the English for a thousand acts of insolence and oppression."
    Chapter 30 (22% in)
  • "To the walls!" answered the Templar; and they both ascended the battlements to do all that skill could dictate, and manhood accomplish, in defence of the place.
    Chapter 30 (25% in)
  • The castle, indeed, was divided from that barbican by the moat, and it was impossible that the besiegers could assail the postern-door, with which the outwork corresponded, without surmounting that obstacle; but it was the opinion both of the Templar and De Bracy, that the besiegers, if governed by the same policy their leader had already displayed, would endeavour, by a formidable assault, to draw the chief part of the defenders' observation to this point, and take measures to avail...
    Chapter 30 (27% in)
  • Meanwhile, they agreed that De Bracy should command the defence at the postern, and the Templar should keep with him a score of men or thereabouts as a body of reserve, ready to hasten to any other point which might be suddenly threatened.
    Chapter 30 (30% in)
  • Nor did the Templar, an infidel of another stamp, justly characterise his associate, when he said Front-de-Boeuf could assign no cause for his unbelief and contempt for the established faith; for the Baron would have alleged that the Church sold her wares too dear, that the spiritual freedom which she put up to sale was only to be bought like that of the chief captain of Jerusalem, "with a great sum," and Front-de-Boeuf preferred denying the virtue of the medicine, to paying the...
    Chapter 30 (39% in)
  • —Tell the Templar to come hither—he is a priest, and may do something—But no!
    Chapter 30 (49% in)
  • —The war-cry of the Templar and of the Free Companions rises high over the conflict!
    Chapter 30 (81% in)
  • —No—the infidel Templar—the licentious De Bracy—Ulrica, the foul murdering strumpet—the men who aided my enterprises—the dog Saxons and accursed Jews, who are my prisoners—all, all shall attend me—a goodly fellowship as ever took the downward road—Ha, ha, ha!" and he laughed in his frenzy till the vaulted roof rang again.
    Chapter 30 (96% in)
  • Here he began to thunder with his axe upon the gate of the castle, protected in part from the shot and stones cast by the defenders by the ruins of the former drawbridge, which the Templar had demolished in his retreat from the barbican, leaving the counterpoise still attached to the upper part of the portal.
    Chapter 31 (22% in)
  • But his warning would have come too late; the massive pinnacle already tottered, and De Bracy, who still heaved at his task, would have accomplished it, had not the voice of the Templar sounded close in his ears:— "All is lost, De Bracy, the castle burns."
    Chapter 31 (35% in)
  • "Spare thy vow," said the Templar, "and mark me.
    Chapter 31 (36% in)
  • "It is well thought upon," said De Bracy; "I will play my part—Templar, thou wilt not fail me?"
    Chapter 31 (38% in)
  • At this moment the door of the apartment flew open, and the Templar presented himself,—a ghastly figure, for his gilded armour was broken and bloody, and the plume was partly shorn away, partly burnt from his casque.
    Chapter 31 (54% in)
  • "A knight," answered the Templar, with his characteristic calmness, "a knight, Rebecca, must encounter his fate, whether it meet him in the shape of sword or flame—and who recks how or where a Jew meets with his?"
    Chapter 31 (56% in)
  • And seizing upon Ivanhoe, he bore him off with as much ease as the Templar had carried off Rebecca, rushed with him to the postern, and having there delivered his burden to the care of two yeomen, he again entered the castle to assist in the rescue of the other prisoners.
    Chapter 31 (60% in)
  • A guard, which had been stationed in the outer, or anteroom, and whose spirits were already in a state of alarm, took fright at Wamba's clamour, and, leaving the door open behind them, ran to tell the Templar that foemen had entered the old hall.
    Chapter 31 (68% in)
  • Here sat the fierce Templar, mounted on horseback, surrounded by several of the garrison both on horse and foot, who had united their strength to that of this renowned leader, in order to secure the last chance of safety and retreat which remained to them.
    Chapter 31 (69% in)
  • Rebecca, placed on horseback before one of the Templar's Saracen slaves, was in the midst of the little party; and Bois-Guilbert, notwithstanding the confusion of the bloody fray, showed every attention to her safety.
    Chapter 31 (73% in)
  • Athelstane, who, as the reader knows, was slothful, but not cowardly, beheld the female form whom the Templar protected thus sedulously, and doubted not that it was Rowena whom the knight was carrying off, in despite of all resistance which could be offered.
    Chapter 31 (75% in)
  • To snatch a mace from the pavement, on which it lay beside one whose dying grasp had just relinquished it—to rush on the Templar's band, and to strike in quick succession to the right and left, levelling a warrior at each blow, was, for Athelstane's great strength, now animated with unusual fury, but the work of a single moment; he was soon within two yards of Bois-Guilbert, whom he defied in his loudest tone.
    Chapter 31 (78% in)
  • Turn, false-hearted Templar! let go her whom thou art unworthy to touch—turn, limb of a hand of murdering and hypocritical robbers!
    Chapter 31 (79% in)
  • "Dog!" said the Templar, grinding his teeth, "I will teach thee to blaspheme the holy Order of the Temple of Zion;" and with these words, half-wheeling his steed, he made a demi-courbette towards the Saxon, and rising in the stirrups, so as to take full advantage of the descent of the horse, he discharged a fearful blow upon the head of Athelstane.
    Chapter 31 (79% in)
  • So trenchant was the Templar's weapon, that it shore asunder, as it had been a willow twig, the tough and plaited handle of the mace, which the ill-fated Saxon reared to parry the blow, and, descending on his head, levelled him with the earth.
    Chapter 31 (81% in)
  • The Templar's retreat was rendered perilous by the numbers of arrows shot off at him and his party; but this did not prevent him from galloping round to the barbican, of which, according to his previous plan, he supposed it possible De Bracy might have been in possession.
    Chapter 31 (83% in)
  • "Well," answered the Templar, "an thou wilt tarry there, remember I have redeemed word and glove.
    Chapter 31 (85% in)
  • Those of the castle who had not gotten to horse, still continued to fight desperately with the besiegers, after the departure of the Templar, but rather in despair of quarter than that they entertained any hope of escape.
    Chapter 31 (86% in)
  • "It was she, then," said the yeoman, "who was carried off by the proud Templar, when he broke through our ranks on yester-even.
    Chapter 33 (40% in)
  • —Better the tomb of her fathers than the dishonourable couch of the licentious and savage Templar.
    Chapter 33 (42% in)
  • Templars love the glitter of silver shekels as well as the sparkle of black eyes.
    Chapter 33 (46% in)
  • "And what else should be the lot of thy accursed race?" answered the Prior; "for what saith holy writ, 'verbum Domini projecerunt, et sapientia est nulla in eis'—they have cast forth the word of the Lord, and there is no wisdom in them; 'propterea dabo mulieres eorum exteris'—I will give their women to strangers, that is to the Templar, as in the present matter; 'et thesauros eorum haeredibus alienis', and their treasures to others—as in the present case to these honest gentlemen."
    Chapter 33 (52% in)
  • But I may not help it—The Templars lances are too strong for my archery in the open field—they would scatter us like dust.
    Chapter 33 (60% in)
  • —Now, here is Isaac willing to give thee the means of pleasure and pastime in a bag containing one hundred marks of silver, if thy intercession with thine ally the Templar shall avail to procure the freedom of his daughter.
    Chapter 33 (64% in)
  • Your Grace is well aware, it will be dangerous to stir without Front-de-Boeuf, De Bracy, and the Templar; and yet we have gone too far to recede with safety.
    Chapter 34 (15% in)
  • "Speak, De Bracy," said Fitzurse, almost in the same moment with his master, "thou wert wont to be a man—Where is the Templar?
    Chapter 34 (29% in)
  • "The Templar is fled," said De Bracy; "Front-de-Boeuf you will never see more.
    Chapter 34 (29% in)
  • I grant thee, Nathan, that it is a dwelling of those to whom the despised Children of the Promise are a stumbling-block and an abomination; yet thou knowest that pressing affairs of traffic sometimes carry us among these bloodthirsty Nazarene soldiers, and that we visit the Preceptories of the Templars, as well as the Commanderies of the Knights Hospitallers, as they are called.
    Chapter 35 (8% in)
  • Other Templars may be moved from the purpose of their heart by pleasure, or bribed by promise of gold and silver; but Beaumanoir is of a different stamp—hating sensuality, despising treasure, and pressing forward to that which they call the crown of martyrdom—The God of Jacob speedily send it unto him, and unto them all!
    Chapter 35 (12% in)
  • This establishment of the Templars was seated amidst fair meadows and pastures, which the devotion of the former Preceptor had bestowed upon their Order.
    Chapter 35 (21% in)
  • The inferior officers of the Order were thus dressed, ever since their use of white garments, similar to those of the knights and esquires, had given rise to a combination of certain false brethren in the mountains of Palestine, terming themselves Templars, and bringing great dishonour on the Order.
    Chapter 35 (23% in)
  • In his hand he bore that singular "abacus", or staff of office, with which Templars are usually represented, having at the upper end a round plate, on which was engraved the cross of the Order, inscribed within a circle or orle, as heralds term it.
    Chapter 35 (33% in)
  • But now, at hunting and hawking, and each idle sport of wood and river, who so prompt as the Templars in all these fond vanities?
    Chapter 35 (43% in)
  • Their drink was to be water, and now, to drink like a Templar, is the boast of each jolly boon companion!
    Chapter 35 (46% in)
  • The Jew kneeled down on the earth which he kissed in token of reverence; then rising, stood before the Templars, his hands folded on his bosom, his head bowed on his breast, in all the submission of Oriental slavery.
    Chapter 35 (69% in)
  • "Is it not written in the forty-second capital, 'De Lectione Literarum' that a Templar shall not receive a letter, no not from his father, without communicating the same to the Grand Master, and reading it in his presence?"
    Chapter 35 (78% in)
  • Lucas Beaumanoir hath settled that the death of a Jewess will be a sin-offering sufficient to atone for all the amorous indulgences of the Knights Templars; and thou knowest he hath both the power and will to execute so reasonable and pious a purpose.
    Chapter 36 (51% in)
  • A psalm, which he himself accompanied with a deep mellow voice, which age had not deprived of its powers, commenced the proceedings of the day; and the solemn sounds, "Venite exultemus Domino", so often sung by the Templars before engaging with earthly adversaries, was judged by Lucas most appropriate to introduce the approaching triumph, for such he deemed it, over the powers of darkness.
    Chapter 37 (10% in)
  • "Such," he said, "and so great should indeed be the punishment of a Knight Templar, who wilfully offended against the rules of his Order in such weighty points.
    Chapter 37 (30% in)
  • Thrice a-week are Templars permitted the use of flesh; but do thou keep fast for all the seven days.
    Chapter 37 (41% in)
  • One of the chaplains, who acted as clerks to the chapter, immediately engrossed the order in a huge volume, which contained the proceedings of the Templar Knights when solemnly assembled on such occasions; and when he had finished writing, the other read aloud the sentence of the Grand Master, which, when translated from the Norman-French in which it was couched, was expressed as follows.
    Chapter 38 (33% in)
  • "You have no reason to fear me, Rebecca," said the Templar; "or if I must so qualify my speech, you have at least NOW no reason to fear me."
    Chapter 39 (9% in)
  • "Ay," replied the Templar, "the idea of death is easily received by the courageous mind, when the road to it is sudden and open.
    Chapter 39 (12% in)
  • "Silence, maiden," answered the Templar; "such discourse now avails but little.
    Chapter 39 (15% in)
  • "Think not," said the Templar, "that I have so exposed thee; I would have bucklered thee against such danger with my own bosom, as freely as ever I exposed it to the shafts which had otherwise reached thy life."
    Chapter 39 (17% in)
  • "Truce with thine upbraidings, Rebecca," said the Templar; "I have my own cause of grief, and brook not that thy reproaches should add to it."
    Chapter 39 (19% in)
  • "You err—you err,"—said the Templar, hastily, "if you impute what I could neither foresee nor prevent to my purpose or agency.
    Chapter 39 (22% in)
  • "Thy patience, maiden," replied the Templar.
    Chapter 39 (25% in)
  • Had it not been for the accursed interference of yon fanatical dotard, and the fool of Goodalricke, who, being a Templar, affects to think and judge according to the ordinary rules of humanity, the office of the Champion Defender had devolved, not on a Preceptor, but on a Companion of the Order.
    Chapter 39 (31% in)
  • "Thy friend and protector," said the Templar, gravely, "I will yet be—but mark at what risk, or rather at what certainty, of dishonour; and then blame me not if I make my stipulations, before I offer up all that I have hitherto held dear, to save the life of a Jewish maiden."
    Chapter 39 (35% in)
  • "Much," replied the Templar; "for thou must learn to look at thy fate on every side."
    Chapter 39 (43% in)
  • "No, damsel!" said the proud Templar, springing up, "thou shalt not thus impose on me—if I renounce present fame and future ambition, I renounce it for thy sake, and we will escape in company.
    Chapter 39 (50% in)
  • "Never, Rebecca!" said the Templar, fiercely.
    Chapter 39 (57% in)
  • "It is indeed," said the Templar; "for, proud as thou art, thou hast in me found thy match.
    Chapter 39 (59% in)
  • I tell thee, proud Templar, that not in thy fiercest battles hast thou displayed more of thy vaunted courage, than has been shown by woman when called upon to suffer by affection or duty.
    Chapter 39 (62% in)
  • "We part then thus?" said the Templar, after a short pause; "would to Heaven that we had never met, or that thou hadst been noble in birth and Christian in faith!
    Chapter 39 (65% in)
  • "Yes," said the Templar, "I am, Rebecca, as thou hast spoken me, untaught, untamed—and proud, that, amidst a shoal of empty fools and crafty bigots, I have retained the preeminent fortitude that places me above them.
    Chapter 39 (77% in)
  • "Farewell, then," said the Templar, and left the apartment.
    Chapter 39 (79% in)
  • "Ay," answered the Templar, "as well as the wretch who is doomed to die within an hour.
    Chapter 39 (80% in)
  • " 'tis false—I will myself take arms in her behalf," answered the Templar, haughtily; "and, should I do so, I think, Malvoisin, that thou knowest not one of the Order, who will keep his saddle before the point of my lance."
    Chapter 39 (83% in)
  • Where shall thine old companions in arms hide their heads when Brian de Bois-Guilbert, the best lance of the Templars, is proclaimed recreant, amid the hisses of the assembled people?
    Chapter 39 (90% in)
  • "Well, I will resume my resolution," replied the haughty Templar.
    Chapter 39 (95% in)
  • "Why, noble Athelstane," said the Black Knight, "I myself saw you struck down by the fierce Templar towards the end of the storm at Torquilstone, and as I thought, and Wamba reported, your skull was cloven through the teeth."
    Chapter XLII (55% in)
  • My teeth are in good order, and that my supper shall presently find—No thanks to the Templar though, whose sword turned in his hand, so that the blade struck me flatlings, being averted by the handle of the good mace with which I warded the blow; had my steel-cap been on, I had not valued it a rush, and had dealt him such a counter-buff as would have spoilt his retreat.
    Chapter XLII (56% in)
  • It occupied the brow of a soft and gentle eminence, was carefully palisaded around, and, as the Templars willingly invited spectators to be witnesses of their skill in feats of chivalry, was amply supplied with galleries and benches for their use.
    Chapter XLIII (6% in)
  • Over these floated the sacred standard, called "Le Beau-seant", which was the ensign, as its name was the battle-cry, of the Templars.
    Chapter XLIII (8% in)
  • "Rebecca," said the Templar, "dost thou hear me?"
    Chapter XLIII (66% in)
  • "Ay, but dost thou understand my words?" said the Templar; "for the sound of my voice is frightful in mine own ears.
    Chapter XLIII (66% in)
  • "Dreams, Rebecca,—dreams," answered the Templar; "idle visions, rejected by the wisdom of your own wiser Sadducees.
    Chapter XLIII (69% in)
  • Were she ten times a witch, provided she were but the least bit of a Christian, my quarter-staff should ring noon on the steel cap of yonder fierce Templar, ere he carried the matter off thus.
    Chapter XLIII (78% in)
  • "I will not fight with thee at present," said the Templar, in a changed and hollow voice.
    Chapter XLIII (85% in)
  • "Ha! proud Templar," said Ivanhoe, "hast thou forgotten that twice didst thou fall before this lance?
    Chapter XLIII (85% in)
  • By that reliquary and the holy relic it contains, I will proclaim thee, Templar, a coward in every court in Europe—in every Preceptory of thine Order—unless thou do battle without farther delay.
    Chapter XLIII (87% in)
  • The wearied horse of Ivanhoe, and its no less exhausted rider, went down, as all had expected, before the well-aimed lance and vigorous steed of the Templar.
    Chapter XLIII (95% in)
  • "Proud Templar," said the King, "thou canst not—look up, and behold the Royal Standard of England floats over thy towers instead of thy Temple banner!
    Chapter XLIV (10% in)
  • "To be a guest in the house where I should command?" said the Templar; "never!
    Chapter XLIV (13% in)
  • Richard alone, as if he loved the danger his presence had provoked, rode slowly along the front of the Templars, calling aloud, "What, sirs!
    Chapter XLIV (18% in)
  • "The Brethren of the Temple," said the Grand Master, riding forward in advance of their body, "fight not on such idle and profane quarrel—and not with thee, Richard of England, shall a Templar cross lance in my presence.
    Chapter XLIV (20% in)
  • Their trumpets sounded a wild march, of an Oriental character, which formed the usual signal for the Templars to advance.
    Chapter XLIV (22% in)
  • "By the splendour of Our Lady's brow!" said King Richard, "it is pity of their lives that these Templars are not so trusty as they are disciplined and valiant."
    Chapter XLIV (24% in)
  • During the tumult which attended the retreat of the Templars, Rebecca saw and heard nothing—she was locked in the arms of her aged father, giddy, and almost senseless, with the rapid change of circumstances around her.
    Chapter XLIV (25% in)
  • They now filled the air with "Long life to Richard with the Lion's Heart, and down with the usurping Templars!"
    Chapter XLIV (32% in)
  • I was drawing towards York having heard that Prince John was making head there, when I met King Richard, like a true knight-errant, galloping hither to achieve in his own person this adventure of the Templar and the Jewess, with his own single arm.
    Chapter XLIV (34% in)

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