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NEOPTOLEMUS 810 don't be afraid. we will remain. PHILOCTETES you are going to? NEOPTOLEMUS you can be certain of it. PHILOCTETES Your oath, i don't imagine i must positioned you on your oath. NEOPTOLEMUS No, it wouldn’t be correct for me move with no you. PHILOCTETES supply me your hand upon it. NEOPTOLEMUS the following I provide it you, to stay. PHILOCTETES Now—take me clear of right here— NEOPTOLEMUS What do you suggest? PHILOCTETES Up, up. NEOPTOLEMUS 815 What insanity is upon you? Why do you glance to the sky above us? PHILOCTETES allow me cross, allow me pass. NEOPTOLEMUS the place? PHILOCTETES Oh, permit me move. NEOPTOLEMUS no longer I. PHILOCTETES you are going to kill me in case you contact me. NEOPTOLEMUS Now I shall allow you to cross, now you're calmer. PHILOCTETES Earth, take my physique, demise as i'm. 820 The soreness not we could me stand. NEOPTOLEMUS In a short time, i believe, sleep will come in this guy. His head is nodding. The sweat is soaking all his physique over, and a black flux of blood and topic has damaged 825 out of his foot. allow us to go away him quiet, neighbors, until eventually he falls asleep. refrain [singing] STROPHE Sleep that is familiar with no longer ache nor pain kindly, lord, for us, kindly, kindly come. 830 unfold your enveloping radiance, as now, over his eyes. Come, come, Lord Healer. Boy, glance to the place you stand, and the place you're going; glance in your plans for the long run. Do you notice? He sleeps. 835 what's it we're ready to do? The severe second that holds determination over all issues wins many a victory without warning. NEOPTOLEMUS [singing] certain, it truly is actual he hears not anything, yet I see we've hunted in useless, 840 vainly have captured our quarry the bow, if we sail with no him. His is the crown of victory, him the god acknowledged we needs to carry. disgrace might be ours if we boast and our lies nonetheless go away victory unwon. refrain ANTISTROPHE Boy, to all of this the god shall glance. resolution me lightly; 845 low, low, whisper, whisper, boy. The sleep of a ill guy has willing eyes. it's a sleep wakeful. yet to the bounds of what you could, 850 glance to this, glance to this secretly, the way you may possibly do it. you recognize of whom I communicate. in case your brain holds an analogous goal touching this guy, the clever can see difficulty and no technique to medication it. ° EPODE 855 it's a reasonable wind, boy, a good wind: the guy is eyeless and helpless, outstretched lower than night’s blanket— asleep within the solar is nice— 860 neither of foot nor of hand nor of whatever is he grasp, yet is at the same time person who lies in Death’s residence. glance to it, glance if what you assert matches the instant. so far as my brain, boy, can take hold of it, most sensible is the difficulty taken that reasons the least worry. NEOPTOLEMUS [speaking] 865 Quiet, I inform you! Are you mad? he's stirring, his eyes are beginning; he's elevating his head. PHILOCTETES Blessed the sunshine that comes after my sleep, blessed the staring at of buddies. I by no means may have was hoping this, my boy, 870 that you'd have the pity of middle to help my afflictions, that you can stand by means of me and aid. The Atridae, these courageous generals, weren't so, they can now not so simply publish with me.