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The Chorus of Argive Maidens enters quietly. The following lines between Electra and the Chorus are chanted responsively.

Chorus
[140] Hush, hush! let your footsteps fall lightly! not a sound!

Electra
Go further from his couch, further, I beseech you!

Chorus
There, I obey.

Electra
[145] Ah, ah! Speak like the breath of a slender reed-pipe, my dear, I pray.

Chorus
See, how soft and low I drop my voice.

Electra
Yes, do so; approach now, softly, softly! [150] Give me an account of why you have come here. For at last he has lain down, and sleeps.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 219
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