The Templars in Cyprus
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To shred* tho web we fondly dreamt we'd spun To last for ever-more.
Vet none the leaa il in is tho inoulilor of his destiny 1
It' • ni IT.
Impotent being ! Can'st comprehend tho word*
Th) lips rejieat ?— Haa that old myth of Force
And frc« \ olition, which at tho atom mock*,
Ainl at annihilation, and which drivea
Hy lawa methodical the car of fate,
Re-echoed o'on to theo? Drcam'it thon indeed,
Th i mol•-. nlo! that thou and men liko thee,
And tenfold better men than thou or I,
Could by a hair-breadth'a up-lee avail to turn
Tho wheel of fate from ita eternal track ?
I too have had such dream*; but terrible
Haa been my wakening ! Seo our Order !—lo !
How many thousands Ins it sacrificed
To further its high aim—And is it won,
That Promised Iand ?—Heboid our Master's hair
Grown grey ! tho fruit of vigils of tho night,
Of days spent fighting, of an ardent heart
Broken, though never cooled from its desire.
Sixty long years that noble heart has beat
In rain, and his creation's but a fair
Illusion, dreamt of by his lovely soul ;
It dies with him ! In Tain will pilgrim seek,
Years hence, tho spot where sleeps tho noblo dust.
GOTTFRIED (vmrwiHj). Yet has tho Christian meed of heavenly joy ; And in his flesh he shall behold the Lord.
In flesh !—Good luck upon tho journey then !
Thou'st but to stow it on tho Angel's back
Who to eternal glory bears thee off.—
And may thv most delightful memories
Of precious hours when, at refection time,
Thou hast enjoyed good cheer, or groomed thy mare