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Just as the tireless winds from the south and north
scatter the waves before them on the wide sea:
so does the son of Cadmus's life of travail
whirl him round and exalt him again,
wild as the Cretan sea;
yet always some god unerringly
120holds him back from the house of Hades.
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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 1453
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