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Xerxes
Behold me, alas, a fitting subject for lamentation, born a source of ruin to my race and fatherland.

Chorus
[935] As a greeting for your return home I will lift up an ill-omened cry of woe, the voice, versed in lamentation, of a Mariandynian mourner, [940] a wail attended by many a tear.

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