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The Lament Of The Old Nurse

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Our mistress bids me with all speed to call
Aegisthus to the strangers, that he come
And hear more clearly, as a man from man,
This newly brought report. Before her slaves,
Under set eyes of melancholy cast,
She hid her inner chuckle at the events
That have been brought to pass--too well for her,
But for this house and hearth most miserably,--
As in the tale the strangers clearly told.
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Dr Antony Theodore 07 March 2020
then with these my double handicrafts, Brought up Orestes for his father dear; And now, woe's me! I learn that he is dead, And go to fetch the man that mars this house; And gladly will he hear these words of mine. very fine poem. tony
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Susan Williams 23 January 2018
I would like to read this as translated by several different translators. It just doesn't have the flavor I think it should- -but I could be having a fuss-budget day
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Mary Skarpathiotaki 23 January 2018
Lament Of The Old Nurse by Aeschylus! GREAT AND different of other.5+
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* Sunprincess * 20 January 2016
....an excellent write, i can imagine a nurse writing a lament such as this one ?
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