Greetings, Does he mean that even if he be the whole monks council he would not do such harm? Or is there some kind of a hidden irony that I can not get? "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!" (Ivanhoe) Many thanks.