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My father was murdered just as you say. But all the while I was kept sequestered, despised, accounted a worthless thing. [445] Kennelled in my room as if I were a vicious cur, I gave free vent to my streaming tears, which came more readily than laughter, as in my concealment I poured out my lament in plentiful weeping. Hear my tale and inscribe it on your heart. [450]

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Philoctetes, 1325
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