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[1070] Tell them the affairs of their house, how it is now diseased; how among his children, double-sided strife has overwhelmed their loving manner. [1075] Electra, betrayed, braves the storm alone. In misery she bewails her father's fate without pause, like the all-grieving nightingale. She cares not at all about death, but is ready for that eternal blindness, [1080] could she but subdue the double Erinys of her house. Who could grow to be so noble a daughter of so noble a father?

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