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Chorus It is the nature of all human kind to be unsatisfied with prosperity. From stately halls none bars it with warning voice that utters the words “Enter no more.” 1335So the Blessed Ones have granted to our prince to capture Priam's town; and, divinely-honored, he returns to his home. Yet if he now must pay the penalty for the blood shed by others before him, and by dying for the dead 1340he is to bring to pass retribution of other deaths [Note], what mortal man, on hearing this, can boast that he was born with scatheless destiny?A shriek is heard from within



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