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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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Pilgrim ? I too must wander. Shall tlio end My pilgrimngo awaiting, bo like thiiio? (lenking btick again on the COMMX\II i..) How ferrent ly tho old man yonder prays ! ilo drum th nigh hi* goal Why melt- thin he.irt Of mine with aadneaa never felt till now, Not heretofore so nerveless ? Wherefore is't Cold shuddering* thrill through nil my frame, «• though Tho k|iirit« of tho giant time- of old Wero hovering round mo in thia spurious hall ? 'T would seem tho marble form M took on them lifo; Ia thia illusion / (/feinting to the $tatue f Hugo, founder of the Onler.) Hugo beckons me, Holds out to mo his 1 .inner ! False conceit ! Vain-glorious dream, no more! Still he prays on, Thonged Grand-Commander! What would I Not givo for ono kiss on those eyebrows grey, Ono lenediction from that hero hand ! Yet—No ! Not now profaned by enrthly griefs That saintly spirit's quiet calm shall bo ! Flee, sorrowing Robert, flee this laud of rest ! And shalt thou win nnotheryct, my soul? (Looking at the statuts if th M'tsters.) Obeys not subject nature man's control? Yo smile, yo ancient Masters ?—well and good ! Know I, too, am a man, yo giant brood ! Yo could create, and I ?—I can renounco as surely, And, freed from thrall, can reach, alone, my goal securely! ASTRALIS appears as a youth, dresse! in bright blue, with a h Iter in hrr hand. ASTKAI.IS (approaching ROHKRT, just as he is turning round to go out by the d^tvr, trith ilisguisnl vdee). Greeting to thee, Sir Robert of Heredon ! ROIIKRT. Who calls mo ? A«THL|s (offering him the letter). Read, and what thou itudest, mark ! y •C. II. Tiir. TrUIH IN X H

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