Two children, dressed in court costume, Go hand in hand through a rich room.
He bears a scepter, she a book;
Their eyes exchange a serious look.
High in a gallery above, Grave persons frown upon their love;
Yonder behind the silken screen Whispers the bishop with the queen.
These hold the future tightly reined, It shall be as they have ordained:
The bridal bed already made,
The crypt also richly arrayed.