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To Deianeira.
Why do you leave without a word? Do you not know that your silence pleads your accuser's case?

[815] Let her leave. May a fair wind speed her far from my sight! Why should she falsely keep the dignity of the name “Mother,” when she is all unlike a mother in her deeds? No, let her go—farewell to her. May such delight as [820] she gives my father become her own!Exit Deianeira into the house, followed at a distance by Hyllus.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus, 911-1085
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, 1244
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