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Are these taunts to be endured from him? [430] Be gone, to your ruin; be gone this instant! Will you not turn your back and leave this house?

I would not have come if you had not called me.

I did not know you would speak foolishly, for otherwise it would have been a long time before I summoned you to my home.

[435] I was born like this—as you think, a fool, but in the opinion of the parents who bore you, quite sane.

What parents? Wait. What man is my father?

This day will reveal your birth and bring your ruin.

What riddles, what dark words you always say.

[440] Are you not the best at unravelling mysteries?

Reproach me in what you will find me to be great.

Yet it was just that fortune that undid you.

But if it saved this city I care not.

I will take my leave. You, boy, lead me.

[445] Yes, let him take you: while here, you are a hindrance, a source of trouble. When you have gone, you will vex me no more.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, 164
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