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Whoever craves the longer length of life, not content to desire a moderate span, him I will judge with no uncertainty: he clings to folly. [1215] For the long years lay in deposit many things nearer to pain than joy; but as for your delights, you will find them nowhere, when someone's life has fallen beyond the fitting period. [1220] The Helper comes at last to all alike, when the fate of Hades is suddenly revealed, without marriage-song, or lyre, or dance: Death at the end.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Philoctetes, 62
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