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Ah, what misery! Now, indeed, Orestes, I must mourn your misfortune, since even dead as you are [790] you are abused by this woman, your mother! Is it not just fine?

You certainly are not, but he is fine as he is.

Listen to her, Nemesis of the recently departed!

She has heard who should be heard, and has ordained well.

Abuse us! Fortune is with you today.

[795] You and Orestes will not stop me, then, will you?

It is we who are stopped; we cannot stop you.

Your coming, sir, deserves large recompense, if you have stopped her clamorous tongue.

Then I would take my leave, if all is well.

[800] Not so; your welcome would then be unworthy of me, and of my ally who sent you. No, come in. Leave her out here to shout out loud her misfortunes and those of her friends.Clytaemnestra and the Paedagogus enter the house.

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