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Agave
Share in the feast then.

Chorus
What? I share in the feast, wretched woman?

Agave
[1185] The bull is young; his cheek is just growing downy under his soft-haired crest.

Chorus
Yes, his hair looks like a wild beast's.

Agave
Bacchus, a wise huntsman, [1190] wisely set the Maenads against this beast.

Chorus
Our lord is a hunter.

Agave
Do you praise me?

Chorus
I praise you.

Agave
Soon the Kadmeans—

Chorus
[1195] And your son Pentheus, too—

Agave
Will praise his mother who has caught this lion-like prey.

Chorus
Extraordinary.

Agave
And extraordinarily caught.

Chorus
Are you proud?

Agave
I am delighted, for I have performed great—yes, great—and notable deeds on this hunt.

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