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650 so that you, vile girl, got here right here to me to cut price and to site visitors within the sanctity of my father’s marriage mattress. I’ll visit a working move and pour its waters into my ear to purge away the dust. Shall I who can't even listen such impurity, 655 and believe myself untouched—shall I flip depraved? girl, recognize this. it really is my piety saves you. Had you no longer stuck me off protect and sure my lips with an oath, by way of heaven i wouldn't chorus from telling this to my father. Now i'll cross and go away this residence till Theseus returns from his international wanderings, 660 and I’ll be silent. yet I’ll watch you shut. I’ll stroll with my father step-by-step and spot the way you examine him … you and your mistress either. i've got tasted of the bold of your infamy. I’ll realize it for the longer term. ° Curses on you! I’ll hate you girls, hate and hate and hate you, and not have sufficient of hating … a few 665 say that I speak of this ceaselessly, certain, yet everlasting, too, is woman’s wickedness. both allow anyone train them to be temperate, or enable me to trample on them eternally. (Exit Hippolytus to the part. ) PHAEDRA° [singing] ANTISTROPHE sour certainly is woman’s future! 670 i've got failed. What trick is there now, what crafty plea to free the knot round my neck? i've got had justice. Oh, earth and the daylight! the place shall I get away from my destiny? How shall I cover my difficulty, pricey buddies? What God or guy would seem 675 to endure hand or half in my crime? there's a restrict to all soreness and i've reached it. i'm the unhappiest of ladies. NURSE° 680 unfortunately, mistress, all is over now. your servant’s schemes have failed and also you are ruined. PHAEDRA this can be nice carrier you will have rendered me, corrupted, damned seducer of your pals! may possibly Zeus, the daddy of my father’s line, blot you out completely, raze you from the realm 685 with thunderbolts! Did I now not see your objective, did I now not say to you, “Breathe now not a notice of this” which now overwhelms me with disgrace? yet you, you probably did no longer carry again. And so it’s with out honor that i'm going to die. adequate of this. we'd like a brand new scheme now. The anger of Hippolytus is whetted. 690 he'll inform his father all of the wrongs you probably did, to my disparagement. he'll inform previous Pittheus, too. he'll fill all of the land with my dishonor. may well my curse gentle upon you, on you and the entire others who eagerly aid unwilling pals to break. NURSE 695 Mistress, you'll good blame my ailing good fortune, for sorrow’s chunk is grasp of your judgment. yet i've got a solution to make if you happen to will pay attention. I reared you up. i'm your unswerving servant. I sought a treatment in your love’s disorder, and located … no longer what I sought. 700 Had I succeeded, I’d were a smart one. Our knowledge varies in percentage to our failure or fulfillment. PHAEDRA So, that’s adequate for me? Do i've got justice if you happen to deal me my deathblow after which say “I used to be mistaken: I supply it”? NURSE We speak too lengthy. real, i used to be no longer clever then. 705 yet even from this determined plight, my baby, you could get away. PHAEDRA You, converse not more to me.