The cave, tho’ large, was dark; the dismal floor Was pav’d with mangled limbs and putrid gore.
Then dire portents she sees, To hasten on the death her soul decrees: Strange to relate! for when, before the shrine, She pours in sacrifice the purple wine, The purple wine is turn’d to putrid blood, And the white offer’d milk converts to mud.
But, casting from their tow’rs a frightful view, They saw the faces, which too well they knew, Tho’ then disguis’d in death, and smear’d all o’er With filth obscene, and dropping putrid gore.
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The meat was putrid and covered with maggots.
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