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But now whose story is more grievous in men's ears? [1205] Who is a more wretched slave to fierce plagues and troubles, with all his life reversed? Alas, renowned Oedipus! The same bounteous harbor was sufficient for you, both as child and as father, to make your nuptial couch in. Oh, how can the soil [1210] in which your father sowed, unhappy man, have endured you in silence for so long?

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