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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 145

All's very strange with mo to-day, God mend it! Most marvellous ! All that I do, I do As though 'twere only for appearance' sake. To-day there's such confusion—so much stir As, usually, would quito havo turned my head, Hut now 'tis all tho same to mo ! Ercwhile, I went down to the harbour whcro I saw The rigging of tho ship, and then, methonght, Some voice was whispering in my ear : " Heboid, That is thy winding sheet, nnd yonder bales Thy coffin, that shall on tho east-wind's wings To-morrow to thy fathers carry thee." MOLAY. Then bido thou here ! Enjoy well-earned repose, And take the quiet ruling of the House.1 COMMANDER. Nay ! leave me not behind, comrade in arms ! I'll go with thee, and warm my aged limbs Once more in that glad sun which has so oft Burnish'd my bloody spear ! and when in France, Old Hugo calls me to his halls, lay thou My body, in all its knightly panoply, In oaken coffin ; send it then to Aix In Provence, that I there may sleep in peaco Sepultured in my fathers' tomb. MOLAY. And who, Hngo, will lay my body in a grave ? (PURSUIVANT comes PURSUIVANT (to MOLAY-). The Acolytes— COMMANDER. Now all go well with thee ! I go to try and rest a little while. [( ' Namely, the Templar-House (or Prceeptory) at Limasol. 142 THE TEMPLARS IN CYPRUS.

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