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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 55

THE TKMPI.ARS IN CYPRUS. [ACT II. SCENE II. Temple Garden, PHILIP (occupied throughout the scene with garden-work). FRANK (in his previous costume, but witlvout mantle, working also), PHILIP. Xow, bow do you like tho work, young gentleman ? FRANK. Right well—Yet sco I not with what design I havo been set to do a servant's work. PHILIP. Design ?—Why, look on these poor beans ! They hang Their heads as droopingly as though they strovo With throes maternal.—Loiter not, give water, So drink they breath of life.—This water-melon Is almost stifled in its leafy shrond. I give it air—and see ! as though it thanked, It looks at me, confiding, from its leaves— FRANK (smiling). It looks at you ? PHILIP. Its Master am I not ?— [Keeps on working, noiv here, noto there. The flaunting Ivy !—round tho Vino-stock twined So unabashed, its dark shade smothers up The vine's best sap !—I bend it. FRANK. Somewhat rudely !

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