In the early morning the noble women began
to prepare themselves for the journey; the council of men knew
the prince’s body had been encased in an earth-house.
Those desolate women wished to mourn with weeping,
to bewail with lamentation, alone for a while,
the death of the prince. The grave was grown chill,
it was a hard journey hence. Dauntless were the heroes,
that they found at the quiet tomb.
In the daybreak, grieving Mary, she went
[and] she summoned the other nobleman’s daughter with her.
The sorrowful two sought God’s victorious son
alone in that earth-house where they...