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Orestes
She uttered this cry, putting her hand to my chin: [1215] “My child, I entreat you!” And she clung to my cheeks, so that the sword fell from my hand.

Chorus
The unhappy one! How did you endure to see the blood [1220] of your mother, breathing her last before your eyes?

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