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The gleaming splendor of the night
will not remain with men, nor yet
will grief, nor wealth: all pass away
at once, and soon another man
encounters joy and sorrow.
My Queen, I ask you ever to remember
that this is so; for when has any man
140known Zeus to be so careless of his children?
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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, 563
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