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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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70 THE TEMPLARS I.V CYPRUS. [ACT II. Could find no roof, no cave, no tree, whero death With peace, might claim me, I engaged myself As boatswain on a man-of-war. Sho went Ashore by Cyprus—all the crew went down, Throe hundred vigorous young lives, and 1 O, irony of fate ! was saved. How then, As Troubadour to Limasol I begged My way and met thy friendly welcome,—how Thou bad'st mo call to mind our pact, and I Forgot for ono blest hour,—my happiest one— All sorrows in my oldest friend's embrace ! 0 God !—Praise be to God !—Tears come at last. MOLAT. Let my kiss dry them !—Come into mine arms,— Such moments aro a sweet foretaste of Ueaven. [Enter GHF.OER. GRKOER. The Grand Commander prays your Honour's presence. Dinner is ready, and the Brethren all Await you for tho Benedicite. MOLAT. 1 will not eat. GREGER. Which. Ancient Knight shall say Grace in your Honour's absence ? MOLAT. Ah, 'tis true !— 1*11 come at once ! [Exit GREOKR. 'Tis thus I never live One precious moment to myself alone;— Ah me ! the Master's mantle !—It would press Mo down too sorely were it less sublime. Philip, how much I envy thee thy spade ! When shall I too partake of blest repose, And be, onco more, plain mortal ?—

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