Did you rise to the crisis? Not a word,you and your birds, your gods—nothing.No, but I came by, Oedipus the ignorant,I stopped the Sphinx! With no help from the birds,the flight of my own intelligence hit the mark.
Just send me home. You bear your burdens, I’ll bear mine. It’s better that way, please believe me.
What if you’re wholly wrong?
No matter—I must rule.
Aieeeeee—man of agony—that is the only name I have for you,that, no other—ever, ever, ever!
Hurry, fetch me the herdsman, now! Leave her to glory in her royal birth.