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Xerxes
Beat your breast too, and raise the Mysian wail.

Chorus
[1055] Anguish, anguish!

Xerxes
And tear, I beg of you, the white hair from your beard.

Chorus
With clenched nails, with clenched nails, with loud wailing.

Xerxes
And utter shrill cries.

Chorus
This too I will do.

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