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[1100] Alas, what can she be planning1? What is this fresh woe she contrives here within, what monstrous, monstrous horror, beyond love's enduring, beyond all remedy? And help2stands far away!

[1105] These prophesyings pass my comprehension; but those I understood—the whole city rings with them.

1 A play on the name Κλυταιμήστραμήδομαι).

2 Menelaus (cp. l. 674) or Orestes.

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