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Worry no longer the cries or numbers of the group That surges menacingly around your tent. look, and, even earlier than I strike a blow, those raging waves will quickly divide for you. 1520 Patroclus and a few chiefs that march with me deliver you the plants of my Thessalian troops. the remainder in the back of my criteria are arrayed, supplying you a safeguard invincible. search safe haven out of your persecutors there. 1525 certain, allow them to fetch you from Achilles’ tent. What! woman, is it hence you moment me? purely by way of weeping do you're making answer? Do you continue to belief in such vulnerable fingers? Make haste. Your father has already obvious your tears. 1530 IPHIGENIA i do know, my lord, and accordingly my purely desire Is within the mortal blow looking ahead to me. ACHILLES You, die? Ah! come, brush off such idle phrases. mirror what vow has sure us, you and me. mirror, to chop brief lifeless argument, 1535 that each one my happiness depends upon you. IPHIGENIA Heaven has now not associated with me, unlucky, The chuffed factor of our future. Our love deceived us. merciless destiny decrees 1540 That from my dying this happiness needs to spring. imagine, my lord, imagine. those harvests of renown That victory proffers in your valiant palms, this excellent box to that you all aspire Is barren if unwatered by means of my blood. 1545 Such is the legislations the gods my father gave. In useless he closed his ears to Calchas’ phrases; The Greeks conspire opposed to me. On their lips, Heaven’s orders from eternity are transparent. cross. i'm an excessive amount of on your glory’s method. 1550 Yourself needs to make your oracles converse fact. exhibit forth this hero, promised to the Greeks. flip your resentment ’gainst our enemies: Already Priam pales, and Troy alarmed either dreads my pyre and trembles at your tears. 1555 Go; in its large, unpeopled, ruined partitions Make Trojan widows weep that i'm useless. I during this desire will die content material and calm. If I’ve now not lived at nice Achilles’ part, i am hoping a minimum of a smiling destiny joins 1560 My reminiscence in your immortal deeds, And that my loss of life, the resource of your renown, Will preface any such appropriate background. Farewell. dwell, helpful scion of the gods. ACHILLES No. I shall no longer settle for this dire farewell. 1565 In useless your arguments, your merciless ability, aid your father, and misinform my love. In useless, you are trying, made up our minds upon demise, To harness my ambition in your destiny. those hosts of laurels, honours, victories – 1570 My hand in serving you will discover all of them. And who might sue for my safeguard whilst My promised marriage can't make you secure? My love, my glory order you to reside. Come, placed your belief in them, and keep on with me. IPHIGENIA 1575 Who? I insurrection opposed to a father’s observe? i might deserve the demise that I keep away from. What of appreciate? My splendid responsibility is – ACHILLES persist with a husband, on your own avowed. In useless he seeks to rob me of this identify. 1580 Does he make oaths simply to cancel them? and also you, so sure via accountability, is he no longer Your father while he pledges you to me? Do you obey his absolute instructions in basic terms while he comes to a decision to forged you off? 1585 But we're wasting an excessive amount of time.