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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 219

For her own tears, for her own comforting ! God bo her comforter, good mistress !) PHILIP. Then ? ADALBERT (recollecting himself). Yes !—When I left St. Koch's hospital I fonnd our llumbert waiting at the door, And then the enigma terribly was solved ! PHILIP (with ever-increasing curiosity). Now !— ADALBERT. NogaretV paid assassins dealt the blow That laid me low ! PHILIP. Oh, my presentiment ! ADALBERT. Not satisfied with working thine undoing, Nor with my mother's death, tho villain thought To extirpate the last of the Anjous, The solo remaining scion, of that great tree. Tho King's lust smoothed for him the way thereto For Philip Augustus, the crowned profligate, Had long cast eyes of covetous desire On her, my bride, of angel-purity ; But I stood in his way. Nor wist he how To reach mo with the sharp sword of the law, Though well the crafty Chancellor Nogaret Was skilled to wield it. So, to gain this end, A murderous pack must needs bo slipped on me To slay me on the threshold of my bliss, And for the royal villain smooth a way To my beloved Agnes, by my death. He could not compass it. His deadliest foe 1 Chancellor, and principal minister of Philip IV.— Trans. 21C THK TEMPLARS IN CVI'KCS. [ACT

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