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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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SCENE II. The Master's liait, as at the commencement of Act III. COM MANDER llCGO, fully equipped. An ESQUIRE, carrying h sword and lance behind him.1 COMMANDER. Only thus far ! I thank thee !—llow stands nil I' the harbour ? Is tho galley there, full-rigged To sail? SQCIRE. She only waits the trumpet-blast To start ; for favouring blows tho wiud, praiso God ! COMMANDER. Praise God, say'st thou ? God mend it !—Give them me, I still can carry lance myself—now go ! [Takes sword and lance from his hand Exit ESQUIRE. (Alone; approaching Hugo's statue.) Well, ancient Hugo ! my foreboding soul Warns me wo meet from this day forth no more ; Farewell !—Thy grey disciple ne'er again Shall see thy face ! It hath me many a time, When blackness lay before my soul, God mend it ! With magic power revived. This day they lead To Franco thine aged son ; there, boys will come Deriding tbe old grey-beard's antique stylo And bearing ; nor shall them my trusty sword Chastize, for now my arm has lost its nerve And power! and therefore I havo rather brought To thee the sword. These seven deep notches hero (Showing them on the sword.) 1 Rule XXXI. " Vie grant unto each Knight only one esquire." Trans. 222 THE TE M PLARS IN CTPRCS. [ACT

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