The Templars in Cyprus
TUE TEMI-L.KS 1* ill'll'.,
Tlio Valley'» brethren sent mo to thin land ;
Thou m tut inspire, drivo on bold Itobert,—faster
Aii'l faater round him wind love's silken band ;
S-izo from tho time*' uprooting and diaaatcr
Tho Master's staff for his lielovcd hand.
This task is thino, thus hath tho Valley spoken.—
Ho comes,—bo strong, thy vow must not bo broken. [Exit.
ATRAI.I» (i/.««). ISIS, great Mother, high-favoured of God, Th u that batlitiit all being in radianco divine,
The Pitiful, Thou, tho Ktcrnal, Approaching as Virgin to sin-stricken man, That glorified, stretigthen'd by infinite might,
Tho Master, tho Sa\iour hast borno ! Oh, HOUUS, my Master,
If over thou'st flamed on mo from tho red day-dawn,
If, oh ISIS, tbou'st beamed on mo from tho tide's mirror,
Ciivo strength to me, feeble, for this mighty work !— Knongh to do for him, who mino is, Accepting mo through him, who mino is, To exult with him, in Him who all is,— By beauty subduing tho strong son of jiower !
K.ODM.T un-/ six mhliers c*.ne vp.
ROBERT (/» ASTRALIS).
Well met, fair anchorite maiden !
(To the I hl'urs.)
Yo'll haste up yonder rising, And should yo sco tho Turks appear, signal for mino apprising. [The soldiers go.
Thou'st respite got from fighting. I'll let thine hair go free.
[She takes his helmet iff.
What art thou, wondrous Being?
A tire-altar for thco !