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Chorus
[849] Unhappy are you, unhappy your destiny!

Electra
[850] How well I know that, all too well, with my life swept through all the months by abundant terrors and horrors!

Chorus
We have witnessed the events for which you mourn.

Electra
[855] Cease, then, to divert me from it, since no longer—

Chorus
What do you say?

Electra
—Since I no longer have hope in my brother, the seed of our shared noble line, to aid me.

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