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ah, me, ah, joyless me!

Listen, my son; from the doors of the house, I think, came the sound of some serving girl moaning inside.

[80] Can it be my joyless Electra? Shall we remain here and listen to her cries?

No, no; before all else, let us strive to obey the commands of Loxias and from them make a fair beginning by pouring libations to your father. For such actions bring [85] victory within our grasp and give us mastery in all our doings.Exeunt Paedagogus on the spectators left, Orestes and Pylades on the right.

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