Help us create a biggest collection of medieval chronicles and manuscripts on line.
#   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 
Medieval chronicles, historical sources, history of middle ages, texts and studies

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 

  Previousall pages


The Templars in Cyprus
page 264

Tho lifelea» lettor tind the barren won!, (Tho' thoy bu living inapiraiion'* mask) Vit aro thoy ever of the Sign but ligna: Art-plastic n|H-a more truly outward form, Tho eaat'iio», Molos" child moro clearly shows;1 Yet aro there |oitit* where form and essrnco meet In close embntoe*; glaneea, sigh*, and tears! And how shall ho who ventures tremblingly Anigh tho llowcry field* of holv Art, Ami light* ujion the jiooreat plot of all, W*b«r* nought spring* u|) but barren letter-1horns ; S ij, how slmll tho poor |oet hi* work begin '( Ho must, to bring you 'neath illusion's sjiell. So interweave word-syinlol« that they paint A picture, even BUCII as Mcloa' own ; Yea, fortune favouring, oven looks, sighs, and tears. Hut vain the Sign's best effort if yon fail To rise therefrom to the intrinsic Heal ; Tears in themselves tiro water, nothing more ! Therefore would you not your enjoyment mar, l'robo not too far the Sign's anatomy ; Kmbraco the Heal that in the picture lives !— Dead many of my pictures are, I know,— Yet albeit few, 1 have somo sparks of life; Transcend mo !—where I've smouldered, flash to fire Moreover, to conclude where I began,— If you rend jiocms, (for example mine) He willed, lives anything therein, to live it ; And just to live, for lietter cannot be, Grasp or grasp not, the outwnrd Sign, yet live it ; And seek not that Light which is boni of ovil ! Light, thotigh't bo visible, may not lxs grasped ; The words themselves of this concluding chnrgc Are dark to all who have not truly lived.— 1 Homer i» ail by son».- to have been born at Melo».—7raa«. THE TE MI-LA ta IN CTFtU*.

  Previous First Next  

"Medievalist" is an educational project designed as a digital collection of chronicles, documents and studies related to the middle age history. All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated. If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate "Medievalist" as a source and place link to us.