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Chorus
Dear girls, do not be afraid.

Antigone
But where shall I flee?

Chorus
Already a refuge has been found—

Oedipus
What do you mean?

Chorus
[1740] —That no harm befall you.

Antigone
I feel—

Chorus
What do you think?

Antigone
How we are to go home, I cannot tell.

Chorus
Do not seek to go.

Antigone
Trouble surrounds us.

Chorus
And previously it bore heavily.

Antigone
[1745] Then it was desperate, but now even crueler.

Chorus
Vast, then, is the sea of your troubles.

Antigone
Alas, alas! Zeus, where shall we turn? [1750] To what last hope does the divinity now drive us?

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