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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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Thoa art a hero—Nay, far more than this. Thou art a Man !—and 'tia my pride and 'ti* Tho aolaco of my age, thou'rt such through me. My valiant Robert ! only a weakling'* string* Lie shattered by tho iron hand of Fate. Fearless, tho lofty.»ouI'd lay* bare to fate Tho harp which tho Creator'* liand luu aet Within hi* bosom. Fate may strain tho string*, Vet not destroy tho innermost accord ( f glorious tones, and soon tho dissonance Will melt again in purest harmony, Because Clod's peace is breathing through tho chord*. Strong-hearted Robert ! Shall tho stalwart man Succumb, or rise triumphant from the dust t ROBERT. My Father !— MoutT. Shall the unalloyed truo man Be slavo to his environmeuts, or free ? Shall he not pluck from each storm-blast,—nay, more, "From all the fond allurements of this life, His purer Self 'i—Tho cosmos in his breast, Fart is't o' tho elemental aggregate ; And shall not Nature's ferment, working there, Upheavo him also ? Man ! can'st thou succumb ?— RoREKT. Yet there aro moments— MOLAT. Yes, in truth thero are. But—God bo thanked,—they're moments only, when Subdued by mightier Nature's forces, man Kstecms his higher self a sport for waves. In moments such as these, tho Godhead shows The distance yawning 'twixt itself and us. And castigate* the impious prido of man Aspiring to equality, and casts sc. II.] TIIK TtMlLAI.- IX .111.1-

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