Turn from this to some parallel poem in English literature, such as Oenone or Tithonus.
And yet in that there is the punishment of the old nurse Oenone, who commits the atrocious crime of accusing an innocent person.
When he found himself dying of his wounds, he fled to Oenone for help, but died just as he came into her presence.
Like Oenone, she prays the mountain to hear her, and implores Cupid to fire his heart anew.
He tried in vain to construe Oenone, and to make sense of Lamia.