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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
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68 THE TEMPLARS DE CYPRUS. [ACT It. A Templc-brothcr, nn Adept ! Thy fate Tho Ancient Brethren know : and many know Thee personally, only never think To find thee in this working garb. Disclose Thyself unto the brethren—Philip's ban, In Cyprus, cannot hurt a hair of thine. PHILIP. Ha, that I mock at !—Yet I cannot be, And may not be, a Templar-Knight. MOLAY. 0, let The ambrosial blossoms of our youth once more Breathe round thee ! When ns yet we scarce were men, Thou wert my brother. Bo so once ngain In holy sense ! I journey forth—To whom Leave I my new creation ?—Can ho act, Tho veteran Grand-Commander ? Let him bear The name—but do thou carry on tho work !— And if it be God's will that I must fall, To His most holy cause a sacrifice, And for His Promised Land,—0 then do thou Complete what I began ! PHILIP. My friend, my brother ! Tho kernel of my life !—Thou only tie That to this disenchanted earth still binds My worn-out heart ! For thy sake, once again I might consent to plunge me in the whirl Of this wave-tossed, upheaving, turbid vortex Which falsely men call Life. But, vain the thought ! A solemn vow-debars me. MOLAT. Ay ! a vow ?— Astonishing ! PHILIP. Yes, friend ! without reserve

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