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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 113

110 TIIK TKltPl.AHS IX CYPRUS. [ACT HI. SCENE II. (The further end of the Temple Garden : on the left in the foreground the gardener's cottage, and in the background a mountain; between both, a view of the sea. The scene is illuminated by the last rays of the evening sun, soon about to fade into the darkness of night.) PHILIP (alone, standing before his cottage). How glorious sinks the sun into the sea— A flaming ruby on the purplo rim Of quickly fading day. The exulting waves In all bis undiminished beauty's might Engulf him. So in fulness of his strength My own sun set—Ho set at highest noon. Alas ! my Adalbert ! [TAcs down on a plot of turf in front of the cottage. Here will I sleep This lovely night. Oh, would that when I wake, This shell thrown by, in yon pure ether's bluo I might enfold him to my tortured heart ! [Goes to sleep. The TROUBADOUR (comes in from left to rigid, strolling towards the hill; plays on the harp ami sings to it). Why hastens the sun, his cheeks all aglow with their jubilant fire, Down—down to tho wave ?— Sec!—in the deep to still, deliquated, his anxious desire, He leaps to his billowy grave !— Then with the exquisite anguish he s filled of complete séparât ion, For ever to part ; The sea closes over beneath, and, rich beyond all estimation, He falls on his Father's heart!— [Goes away, the harp-tones gradually lo in the distance.

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