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Refrain chief Are we to talk or now not? What we could do? CREUSA O communicate! you recognize of a few misfortune coming. refrain chief 760 You will probably be instructed then, whether I die two times over. —You won't ever have a toddler to carry on your palms, or take one for your breast. CREUSA [singing in a lyric interchange with the outdated guy, who additionally sings in answer] I want I have been useless. outdated guy Daughter! CREUSA O this blow is tough, this ache positioned upon me, i will not suffer it, my neighbors. previous guy Hopeless now, my baby. CREUSA 765 definite, ah! convinced. This blow is deadly, a heart-thrust. The sorrow has pierced inside. outdated guy [now conversing] Mourn not more… CREUSA [continuing to sing all through this scene] i've got cause adequate. outdated guy …until we all know… CREUSA 770 Is there whatever to grasp? previous guy …if you by myself have this misfortune, or my grasp too needs to percentage an analogous misery. refrain chief To him Apollo gave a son, yet this 775 stable good fortune is his by myself; his spouse has not anything. CREUSA one by one you've gotten cried out my griefs. this can be the worst to lament. outdated guy And did the oracle challenge a dwelling son, or needs to a few girl but supply delivery to him? refrain chief 780 Loxias gave him a son already born, a full-grown early life; and that i myself was once witness. CREUSA How can it's real? No! an enormous factor. it really is unspeakable. previous guy 785 Unspeakable certainly! inform me how the oracle is being fulfilled, and who the son should be. refrain chief He gave your husband for a son the single he could meet first as he got here from the temple. CREUSA Ah, ah! Then it truly is settled. 790 He acknowledged mine is the childless half, the solitary lifestyles in a desolate condominium. previous guy Who then used to be destined for Xuthus to fulfill? And inform me how and the place he observed his baby. refrain chief there has been a tender guy who swept the temple the following. 795 you recognize him, girl? That one is the son. CREUSA I want that i would fly during the wet air distant from Greek earth to the western stars! Such is my suffering, my neighbors. outdated guy 800 What used to be the identify his father gave to him? you recognize it? Or does that stay doubtful? refrain chief He referred to as him Ion, due to the fact he met him first. ° yet who his mom is°—that i can't say. Xuthus, to inform you all i do know, outdated guy, has long past away unbeknownst to her, his spouse, 805 to supply within the consecrated tent a birthday sacrifice, to pledge the bond of friendship in a ceremonial dinner together with his new son. previous guy My girl, we now have been betrayed—I proportion on your grief—by that guy, your husband. we're 810 insulted through layout, solid from Erechtheus’ condo: I say this no longer simply because I hate him, yet particularly simply because i admire you greater than him— the foreigner who arrived and married you, used to be welcomed to town and your place, got your historical past, and now's proved the daddy 815 of kids by way of one other woman—secretly. How secretly i'll clarify to you. acutely aware that you just your self might don't have any youngsters, he scorned to endure both with you during this mischance, and had a mystery baby by means of a few slave lady, after which despatched him away 820 for somebody the following in Delphi to rear.