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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 217

Oh, break this weary silence which doth vex Thy father's darkened soul ; ono day and more Have we lived through since fate united us ! And still thou hidest, nnrevcalcd to me, Tho story of thy woes. ADALBERT. Oh, Father mino ! PHILIP. Am I not that ? Oh, think ! brief moments now Remain to us, the vessel claims us soon, But hero wo aro unwitnessed ; Adalbert ! Shall then thy father, shall thine earliest friend, Shall ho who by like sorrow hath been mado Associato in woe, not share thy grief ? ADALBERT (who during this speech has been staring before him, lost in thought). In such a hideous night—yes, I will tell You all ;—though I have long forborne to kill Your peace with such a poison-breath ; enough That you desire it, and I will !—In such A night my Agnes gave me her last kiss ; The morrow should our endless union seal : The guests were ready, everything prepared, I went from her that evening, light of heart ; The fury of tho terrible north-wind To me seemed airs from Eden. What love is Tell me yourself, my father !—In its eyes What shows so black but with a roseate huo It can invest it ? PHILIP (darkly). Trnly? Can it that ? Then it shall tint black murder's raven-clouds For mo with blood of ravished roses ! (Excitedly.) King Philip ! ADALBERT (with enthusiasm). My Agnes' spirit, wilt thou that ?— What, silent still !— 211 THE TEMPLARS IX CYPRUS. [ACT VI.

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