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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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Sworn nt midnight, at vcngoanco' sacred shrine, Think of thy mother, and that final cry Sho sent np, in her last birth-giving pangs, Unto the avenger ! ADALBERT. Oh ! a thousandfold May it fall back again on Philip's head ! PHILIP. Go on ! ADALBERT. I will !—whero was I ? Yes !—not till A fortnight had elapsed did Humbert seek The house where Agnes dwelt, to learn thcro how When tidings reached her of my death she swooned, A burning fever ravaged her. Her friend The pious Abbess of St. Claro then caused Her, in her bed-clothes swathed, to be conveyed Into tho Convent of St. Clare, where, given The holy Sacrament, sho breathed her last A few days after. To tho Convent straight I sped, and heard tho portress there confirm Tho trnth of Humbert's talc. Then, then would I Have slaked for ever in the tyrant's blood My thirst of vengeance, but to Bordeaux ho Was gone, to sell the priest1 tho papal crown, And watchful wero his murder-mongers. Needs Must I my life prescrvo to compass his. And first I wished to make my peace with God And in tho Holy Land seek new-born strength From Him, for my revenge; so at Marseilles Embarked, from thence to sail to Palestine ; How then the pirate captured us, to fall Himself a prey to Hcrcdon, you know ! PniLiP. Enough, enough I know ; yet let me ask 1 Bertrand de Got, Archbishop of Bordeaux,—afterwards Clement V — Tram. 218 TIIE TEMPLARS U CYPRUS. [ACT VI.

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