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Father, your lethal curse! 1380 This evil comes from a few manslaying of previous, a few old story of homicide between family. yet why may still it strike me, who am away from guilt? lamentably! 1385 what's there to assert? How am i able to painlessly shake from my lifestyles this pain? O loss of life, black evening of loss of life, resistless loss of life, come to me now the depressing, and provides me sleep! ARTEMIS unsatisfied boy! you're yoked to a merciless destiny. 1390 The the Aristocracy of your brain has proved your break. HIPPOLYTUS [now conversing] Wait! O divine perfume! Even in my discomfort I experience it, and the agony is lightened. The goddess Artemis is during this position. ARTEMIS She is, negative guy, the dearest god to you. HIPPOLYTUS 1395 you spot my agony, mistress? ARTEMIS I see it. however the legislations forbids my tears. HIPPOLYTUS long gone is your huntsman, long past your servant now. ARTEMIS definite, really: yet you die loved by way of me. HIPPOLYTUS long past is your groom, long past your shrine’s mum or dad. ARTEMIS 1400 Cypris, the employee of mischief, so contrived. HIPPOLYTUS lamentably, i do know now the goddess who destroyed me! ARTEMIS She blamed your disrespect, hated your temperance. HIPPOLYTUS She is yet one—yet ruined all 3 people. ARTEMIS certain, you, your father, and his spouse, all 3. HIPPOLYTUS 1405 certainly I’m sorry for my father’s discomfort. ARTEMIS He was once deceived through a goddess’ crafty snares. HIPPOLYTUS O father, this can be nice sorrow for you! THESEUS i'm performed for; i've got no pleasure left in existence. HIPPOLYTUS I sorrow for you during this greater than for me. THESEUS 1410 may that it used to be I who used to be demise rather than you! HIPPOLYTUS How sour your father Poseidon’s presents, how sour! THESEUS might they had by no means come into my mouth. HIPPOLYTUS Even with no them, you'll nonetheless have killed me—you have been so offended. THESEUS Gods tripped up my judgment. HIPPOLYTUS 1415 O, if simply males may be a curse to gods! ARTEMIS sufficient! notwithstanding lifeless, you’ll now not be unavenged, Cypris shall locate the indignant shafts she hurled opposed to you shall expense her expensive, and this may be 1420 your recompense for piety and goodness. one other mortal, whichever one she loves the main, I’ll punish with those unerring arrows shot from my very own hand. To you, unlucky Hippolytus, in terms of reimbursement for those ills, i'm going to supply the best honors of Troezen. 1425 Unwedded maids ahead of the day of marriage will minimize their hair on your honor. you'll attain in the course of the lengthy cycle of time a wealthy gift in tears. And whilst younger women sing songs, they won't put out of your mind you, your identify usually are not left unmentioned, 1430 nor Phaedra’s love for you stay unsung. (To Theseus. ) Son of previous Aegeus, take your son on your include. Draw him to you. Unknowing you killed him. it really is traditional for males to err after they are blinded by way of the gods. (To Hippolytus. ) 1435 and also you, don’t endure a grudge opposed to your father. It was once your destiny so you might die this fashion. Farewell, i need to no longer glance upon the lifeless. My eye mustn't ever be polluted via the final gaspings for breath. I see you're close to this. (Exit Artemis.