Exposed in open view, and side by side,
Acknowledged as a bridegroom and a bride.'
The prince's anguish hinder'd his reply;
And she, who felt her fate approaching nigh,
Seized the cold heart, and heaving to her breast,
Here, precious pledge,' she said, "securely rest ! These accents were her last; the creeping death Benumb'd her sepses first, then stopp'd her breath.
Thus she for disobedience justly died;
The sire was justly punish’d for his pride :
The youth, least guilty, suffer'd for the offence
Of duty violated to his prince,
Who, late repenting of his cruel deed,
One common sepulchre for both decreed,
Entomb'd the wretched pair in royal state,
And on their monument inscribed their fate.