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Look! Look! Once again the piercing din is around us! [1480] Be merciful, divinity, be merciful, if you are bringing anything of gloom for the land which is our mother! May I find you well disposed, and may I not, because I have cared for a man accursed, somehow obtain a favor without profit! [1485] Lord Zeus, to you I cry!

Is the man near? Will he find me still alive, children, and master of my senses?

And what is the pledge that you would like to have firm in your mind?

In return for his benefits, [1490] I would grant him the fulfillment of the favor that I promised.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 450
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