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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 165

And Inde, from me thy pure nnd lovely form That thy pale countenance dismay me not ? Hide not thyself from sight of thy belov'd Spirit of my Agnes ! Thou nffright'st mo not !— Hark ! Is not someone rustling even now ?— Father, is't you ? PlIILIP (irho romet in wildly and hurriedly). Yes, Adnlbert. Put time Is precious ! Como with me, my only son ! ADALBERT. What would you, Father, now, in such an hour ? PHILIP. If not this hour, my son, then nevermore ! (Leading ADALBERT to the altar.) Approach ! Thou knowcst this youth, and who he ADALBERT. 'Tis St. Sebastian ! PHILIP. As he would not yield, And disavow his faith, a tyrant's will Transpierced him with these arrows. Tyranny Has likewise bleached this head (pointing to his despot's rage Has also ploughed with many deep-cut lines These furrows on thy father's countenance ! My son ! my firstborn, and my only child ! In this supreme, in this most awful hour, I here adjure thee—do as I command ! ADALBERT. What you command is right, and I concur ! PHILIP. Then swear to me in this tremendous hour— By this thy father's head made early grey, Thy mother's terror-stricken death of pain, 1C-2 THE TEMPLARS IX CYPRUS.

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