'In vain,' quoth she, 'I live, and seek in vain (1045)
Some happy mean to end a hapless life. (1046)
I fear'd by Tarquin's falchion to be slain, (1047)
Yet for the self-same purpose seek a knife: (1048)
But when I fear'd I was a loyal wife:
So am I now: O no, that cannot be; (1050)
Of that true type hath Tarquin rifled me.