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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 53

50 THE TEMPLARS M CYPRUS. [ACT II. ROBERT. Oil, ever since theso seven mornings past when first I found thee, A spell of sweetest sorrow from thy beaming eyes hath bound mo ; Tho breath of life that vibrates from the welkin nnd the wold I draw but from thy lips, yet thon rcmain'st austere nud cold! ASTRALIS. Sce'st thou yon goodly palm-blossoms, so tenderly inter-lacing ? Fain would they mingle their perfume and tints in a fervent embracing. Yet separate and cold, Each its station must hold ! They may not enjoy, they aro only for blooming and gracing ! ROBERT. Ha— [Suddenly sunk in thought. ASTRALIS. I was nigh forgetting ! [Bringing wine and fruits from the hut, and setting them before him. See dates and cool palm-wino ! ROBERT. To bloom—but not enjoy ! ASTRALIS (childlike). Ah, thou must not repine ! ROBERT. And should I then think shame because this fire is in me burning ? ASTRALIS (jmtting her arms round him). Gives not new splendour to the sky the roseate dawn's returning ?

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