The dowry was never paid, and the king held himself free of his promise.
In that case the dowry must be returned to the wife.
If she thus bring a good dowry to her husband, he does not care to inquire, or is not sensitive, about the mode in which it was acquired.
A betrothed girl, seduced by her prospective father-in-law, took her dowry and returned to her family, and was free to marry as she chose.
The icons, and my dowry bed, all the rest is lost.