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Xerxes They are a war-like people. I have lived to behold a calamity I never expected.

Chorus Are you speaking of the routed multitude which manned your ships?

Xerxes 1030And I rent my robe at the disastrous event.

Chorus Alas, alas!

Xerxes No, far worse than alas.

Chorus Yes, for twofold and threefold—

Xerxes Pain to us, but exultation to our enemies

Chorus 1035Yes, and our strength has been maimed.

Xerxes I am stripped of my escort.

Chorus By the disasters of your comrades upon the sea.



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