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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 169

ADALBERT. No. ARMED MAX. 'Tis " Dissolution is tho name of Life." Look up, go forward now. Examine nnd act ! [Pushes him towards the background of the Stage. ADALBERT (observing the book). lln, what is this ? Tho look of Ordination ? (Drawitig nearer to it.) Tho inscription on the cover seems legible. (Heads it.) " Knock four times on tho floor, Thou thy belov'd shnlt see." Ha ! is it possiblo ? Shall I look on thee, Mine Agnes glorified ? (hastily approaching the book). Come to my heart ! (Saying the following words, he stamps four times with his foot upon the floor.) One, two, three, four ! [The curtain hanging from the book, rolls rapidly up, so as to cover it. A colossal demon's head appears be-tween the two skeletons; its counte-nance is horrible ; it is gilt, has on a huge golden crown, a heart of the same on its brow, rolling fiery eyes, serpents instead of hair, golden chains round its neck, which is visible as far as the breast, and a golden cross (but without crucifix) projecting over the right shoulder, and seeming to crush him down. Tlie whole bust rests on four gill dragon-feet. At sight of it ADALBERT «/rri* back full of horror and cries:) Jesn ! Maria ! Joseph ! ARMED MAX. Tcrriblo One ! May his ears hear it ? ICC TUE TEMPLARS IX CTPRUS. [ACT T.

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