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The following lines between the Semi-Choruses are chanted responsively.
Unhappy mothers of those hapless chiefs! How wildly in my heart pale fear stirs up alarm! Second Semi-Chorus
 What is this new cry you utter? First Semi-Chorus
I fear the issue of the strife, where the hosts of Pallas march. Second Semi-Chorus
Do you speak of issues of the sword, or interchange of words? First Semi-Chorus
That last would be gain indeed; but if the carnage of battle, fighting,  and the noise of beaten breasts again shall be heard in the land, what, alas! will be said of me, who am the cause of it?