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Queen Deianeira, many times have I
50seen you bewailing Heracles' departure
and weeping bitter tears of lamentation.
But now, if it is proper that a slave
should teach free people, I will speak up for you:
since you have such a multitude of children,
why not send one of them to seek your husband?
Hyllus should be the first to go, if he
has any care about his father's welfare.
But here he is, running fast toward the house!
If you believe my words were spoken rightly,
60now is the time to try them on your son.