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[4] So she went in, and when she saw her son lying dead upon the ground, and her mother's dead body still hanging in the noose, with her own hands she helped the officers to take her down, laid her body out by the side of Agis, and composed and covered it. Then, embracing her son and kissing his face, she said: ‘My son, it was thy too great regard for others, and thy gentleness and humanity, which has brought thee to ruin, and us as well.’

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