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In the following lines, Orestes' and Pylades' lines are spoken, the Chorus' lines are sung.

I raise a lament for you; the drops from the holy water, [645] mingled with blood, will soon take you into their care.

This is not a case for pity, but farewell, strangers.

We honor you, young man, for your happy fate, because you will tread on your native land some day.

[650] An unenviable fate indeed for a friend, when his friend is to die.

O cruel mission!

Ah, ah! You are destroyed!

Alas, alas! Which is better?

[655] For still my mind disputes a double argument, shall I mourn for you or rather for you.

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