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Orestes
Pylades, in no way does our task call any longer for many words, but rather demands that we enter the house immediately, after first adoring the shrines of my father's [1375] gods, the keepers of these gates.Orestes and Pylades enter the house, followed by the Paedagogus. Electra remains outside.

Electra
King Apollo! Hear them with favor, and hear me besides, who so often have come before your altar with hands rich in such gifts as I could obtain! And now, O Lycean Apollo, with what means I have [1380] I pray to you, I supplicate you, I implore you, be our ready champion in these designs, and show what rewards the gods bestow on humans in return for their impiety!Exit Electra, into the house.

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