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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 175

ADALBERT (trembling). I deny ! ARMED MAN (pointing to the demon-head with his swortl). Approach the fallen one—and kiss his lips ! ADALBERT (with uttermost Iwrror). For God's sake, no ! for all my blood runs cold At tho bare aspect of his gory mouth. ARMED MAN. He is thy twin-brother,—therefore kiss thou him ! ADALBERT. No,—rather death ! THE HEAD (with soft beseeching tone). Deliverance, Adalbert !— ADALBERT. Thy tone is soft, 'tis like my Agnes' voice ! (Resolved.) I will deliver thee !—Oh radiant maid ! Be thon my help, lest Nature's vital power Succumb to the drear horror of this deed ! [After yet a few gestures of loathing, he i last steps quickly to The Dcmon-Hea and embraces it. TnE HEAD. [At this moment The Head, carrying with it ADALBERT embracing him, the skele-ton, and the book, sinks beneath the floor. ADALBERT. Save me, I am sinking ! Help ! ARMED MAN (stretching his arm into the opening). Climb up, my Brother, on thy Brother's arm ! [He pulls out ADALBERT, who clambers out by his arm. I thank thee ! 172 THE TEMPLARS IN CYPRUS. [ACT V.

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