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Yet heaven, if it pleases, [340] may still turn our utterance to more joyfully sounding strains. In place of dirges over a tomb, a song of triumph within the royal halls will welcome back a reunited friend.1

1 νεοκρᾶτα, “ newly-mixed.” As friendship, when begun, was pledged by a loving-cup, so Orestes, after his long absence, is to be welcomed as a new friend.

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