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Destiny, you've got floor me and my condo to airborne dirt and dust, destiny within the type of a few ineffable 820 toxins, a few grim spirit of revenge. The dossier has whittled away my existence until eventually it's a lifestyles not more. i'm like a swimmer that falls right into a nice sea: 825 i can't go this towering wave I see earlier than me. My spouse! i will not imagine of whatever acknowledged or performed to force you to this terrible demise. you're like a chook that has vanished out of my hand. you might have made a fast bounce out of my fingers into the land of demise. 830 It has to be the sin of 1 of my ancestors within the dim previous gods of their vengeance make me pay now. refrain chief you're not the single one, King. Many one other in addition to you 835 has misplaced a noble spouse. THESEUS ANTISTROPHE Darkness underneath the earth, darkness underneath the earth! How stable to lie there and be lifeless, now that i've got misplaced you, my dearest spouse. 840 Your demise isn't any much less mine. the place did this lethal misfortune come from, terrible girl, upon your middle? Will any of you inform me what occurred? Or does the palace hold a flock of you for not anything? Oh,° the ache I observed in the home! 845 i will not converse of it, i will not undergo it. i'm a useless guy. My home is empty and my youngsters orphaned. you could have left them, left them, you my darling spouse— 850 the simplest of better halves of all of the sunlight appears to be like down on or the blazing stars of the evening. refrain Woe for the home! Such storms of unwell assail it. My eyes are wells of tears and overrun, 855 and nonetheless I worry the evil that shall come. THESEUS yet wait a second! what's this pill fixed to her expensive hand? Does it are looking to inform me a few information? Has the bad girl written begging me to care for our marriage and youngsters? 860 unhappy one, relaxation convinced. there's no lady on the planet who shall come to this condo and sleep via my part. glance, the general golden signet ring, hers who used to be my spouse, beckons me! Come, i'll holiday the seals, 865 and notice what this letter desires to inform me. refrain definitely a few god brings sorrow upon sorrow in succession. ° 870 the home of our lords is destroyed: it truly is not more. refrain chief God, if it so should be, pay attention my prayer. ° don't spoil this apartment totally. i'm a prophet: i will be able to see the omen of coming hassle. THESEUS lamentably, here's never-ending sorrow upon sorrow. 875 It passes speech, passes patience. refrain chief what's it? let us know if we might percentage the tale. THESEUS It cries aloud, this pill, cries aloud, and loss of life is its track! How shall I get away this weight of evils? i'm ruined, destroyed. 880 What a music i've got visible, sung during this writing! refrain chief Ah! Your speech exhibits a prelude of destroy! THESEUS I shall not carry this mystery prisoner within the gates of my mouth. it truly is terrible, but i'm going to converse. electorate! 885 Hippolytus has dared to rape my spouse. He has dishonored Zeus’s holy sun. Father Poseidon, when you gave to me 3 curses…. Now with the sort of, I pray, kill my son. undergo him to not break out 890 this very day, in case you have promised really. refrain chief name again your curses, King, name again your curses.