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Messenger
Stay here a moment first, and I will tell you,
apart from these whom you are taking in,
things which you ought to know but have not heard;
for I know everything there is to tell.

Deianeira
What do you want? Why have you stopped me here?

Messenger
Wait, hear me. What I told you of before
340you learned with profit, and so will you now.

Deianeira
Then shall I call the others back again,
or will you speak to me and to my maidens?

Messenger
To you and them, yes; let the others be.

Deianeira
Now they have gone, and you may tell your story.

Messenger
Nothing this man has said to you just now
was spoken truly! Either this was false
or what he said before had no truth in it.

Deianeira
What are you saying? Tell me all you know,
350for I am ignorant of what you mean.

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  • Commentary references to this page (4):
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus, 1110-1185
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus, 216-462
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Ajax, 42
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Electra, 1378
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