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How is he? You give us an account, my dear; what has happened, what misfortune?

[155] He is still breathing, but his moans grow feeble.

What are you saying? Unhappy Orestes!

You will kill him, if you disturb him from the sweet sleep he now enjoys.

[160] Poor sufferer, for his hateful deeds, inspired by a god!

Ah, misery! Injustice it was, after all, from an unjust mouth, when Loxias on the tripod of Themis [165] decreed my mother's most unnatural murder.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus, 863-910
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