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Chorus
[860] Nature ordains death as the destiny of all mortals.

Electra
What, a death like the one which that ill-fated one died beneath a race of swift hooves, entangled in the cutting, dragging reins?

Chorus
The mutilation is beyond thought!

Electra
[865] Yes, so it is, when in foreign soil, without being tended by my hands—

Chorus
ah, no!

Electra
—he has been buried not receiving from me either burial [870] or lamentation.

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