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There! Do not incline your steps beyond that ledge of bedrock.

This far?

Enough, I say

[195] Shall I sit down?

Yes, move sideways, and crouch low on the edge of the rock.

[200] Father, this is my task: calmly to—

Ah me! ah me!

—fit step to step, and lean your aged frame upon my dear arm.

Alas for my sad destruction!

Antigone seats him on the rock.

Ah, poor man, since now you are at ease, speak! What is your lineage among mortals? With what name are you led on your weary path? [205] What fatherland can you tell us of?

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