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Orestes
Did she do the deed or not? [1010] No, this is my witness, dyed by Aegisthus' sword. This is a stain of blood that helps time to spoil the many tinctures of embroidered fabric.

Now at last I speak his praises. Now at last I am present to lament him, as I address this web that wrought my father's death. [1015] Yet I grieve for the deed and the punishment and for my whole clan. My victory is an unenviable pollution.

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