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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 203

Thy peace, 0 Lord of might, givo unto us ! By peace alone thy works are pros]crous.— That in thy strife wo weary not nor cease, Grant us thy peace ! PRKSBYTKR. Givo peace, that so Jerusalem the true, The overthrown, may he rebuilt anew ; And ne'er tho Church to this world's spirit may Become a prey ! MOLAT. As to our fathers who to theo gave life, Give peace to us who wander still in strife ; Givo hope that ho who, striving, fights shall wear Faith's palm-crown fair ! (PRESBTTEI!.1 So shall in wisdom, beauty, strength divine, At last, tho Temple's seven wonders shine. O'er faith, and hope and love, onr heavenly dower, Death wields no power. [They embrace one anolher, then the Knights go slowly away in pairs, followed at last by MOLAY and the PRESBYTER. CHAPLAIN CTPRIANUS (creeps out from behind the Altar, where he has been hidden during the preceding scene). You and your peace the Devil fly away with ! If he release them, God have mercy on us !— BELL-RINGER OTTO (anxiously opens the door andpeeps in). Sir! CHAPLAIN (low). Otto! OTTO (coming in). Oh ! I'm as wet ns if I'd swum ! 200 TIIK TEMPLARS IS CYPRUS. [ACT V.

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