The Templars in Cyprus
That lear him onward* to return no more.
All, certainly no more ! (/\t»i«r.) Farewell, then ' Th .r k.
For every hour of calm delight, for all
Your soothing, all sweet lialmii exhaled on me,
That which in vain I nought 'moug human kind,—
Proud «oui* who vaunt themselves creation'* king*,—
I've found among you here, in union fair,
Simplicity, love, |eace. Ah, never hang,
Lily, thy little head ! O God ! I might
He proud indeed had I thy purity !
Thou regal roue ! Not regal, nay, not stained
"With Mood, like Philip Augu«lu*' robe it thine.'
A vaunt, deto»ted image ! Desecrate
Not thou these homos of calm beatitude !
'Ti* j»»t ! Tho stern reality di.-[cli
My fair dream-vision, it ha* fleetly lied.
Hrief aro tho moments which a man may snatch
From earthly trammels, and into ether soar
On golden pinions; always to be thrust
Down to the inevitable dust again,
And forced into tho yoke !—Who cometh here ?
AIULIIIKT approaehft, completely fqm'jj-J at Ttmjlar.
Ha, Adalbert, is't thou, mine only son ? Hath tho past night of terror robltcd thee too Of power to sleep ?
APILNRITT. It hath tormented sore My bleeding heart by stirring up tho source Of torturing memory. In such a night, 0 Father, 1 was widowed. Let mo hide These tear-distilling eyes on your kind breast !
PHILIP (tilling him in hit arm*). Give thy tears vent. Theso witnesses of poor Humanity dishonour not tho Knight.
1 lliilip II., railed Augustus, was great-great-grandfather of I'liibp IV., styled the Fair, and went to tbe Crusade with Its-hard Caur de lion. A* Adalbert makes u*e of the title "Augustus* further on, when speaking of the reigning King, Iliilip the Fair, Werner most ba*e confused the tobriqnrtt of these two kings.— Tnnt.
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