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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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MAX IX ARMOUR. I'niy! [ADALBERT kneel* down. Disrobe- thyself ! [Strips to the girdle and raises him up. Look downwards !—Follow mo ! [Leads him to the background, on the right, to another trap-door, into which he descend* first, like the former man in armour, and which closes as soon as ADALBERT has followed him. SCENE II. Crypt of the Templars under the Church. The scene is lighteil only by a lamp, suspended from the vaulting. Around are tombstones of deceased knights, engraved with crosses and bones of dead men. In the background, two colossal skeletons, holding up a large white book marked with a red cross, from the under edge of which liangs a long black cur-tain. Tlie book, of which only the cover is visible, has an inscription in black cipher. The right-hand skeleton holds erect in its right hand, a naked su-ord ; that on the left holds, in its left liand, a Palm-branch pointing downwards. On the right side of the foreground a black cofjin stands open : on the left is a similar one, with the corpse of a Templar-Knight in ftdl panoply of the Order; on both coffins are inscriptions in white cipher. On both sides, nearer to the background, are visible the lowest steps of the flights of stairs, which lead up to the Church of the Order, above the vault tho First ARMED MAX (with naked su-ord) nnd FRAXK. Afterwards, tho Second ARMED MAX and ADALBERT. ARMED MAX. The trial's ended !—Forth to the reception ! Second ARMED MAX (not visible as yet; above, on the right-hand stairs). Terrible One ! Is the tomb open ? THE TEMI'LAKS IX CTPRUS. [ACT V.

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