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I heed him, but through terror my heart finds no repose. [290] Anxieties border upon my heart and kindle my fear of the army surrounding our walls, as a trembling dove fears for her children in the nest because of snakes that are dangerous bed-fellows. [295] For against our fortifications some are advancing with all their men, all in formation. Ah, what will become of me? Others are hurling jagged boulders [300] at the citizens on all sides. O Gods born of Zeus, by every means rescue our city and people, sprung from Cadmus!

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