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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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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. PHILIP. 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. Till TLilFLAU- IS ( ÏPKI». •Jia

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