"...to have helped in plotting the deed, and to have done it, short of slaying with your hands. If you had eyesight I would have said that the doing of this thing also was yours alone."
"So? I charge you that you abide by the decree of your own mouth, and from this day speak neither to these nor to me. You are the accursed defiler of this land."
"Now, all wish me joy; now, every man has a greeting for me; now, those who have a suit to you crave speech with me , since that is all their hope of success. Then why should I resign these things and take those?"
"How it that? Is the ages Polybus no more in power?"
"No; death holds him in the tomb."
"Oh, oh! All brought to pass, all true! You light, may I now look my last on you, I who have been found accursed in birth, accursed in wedlock, accursed in the shedding of blood!"
"Through pity, master, thinking that he would bear him away to another land, from which he himself came; but he saved him for the dirtiest woe. For if you are what this man says, know that you were born to misery."
"O dread fate for men to see, O most dreadful of all that have met my eyes! Unhappy man, what madness has come on you? Who is the unearthly foe that, with a bound of more than mortal range, has made your ill-starred life his prey?
"Do you know on what conditions I will go?
"You shall name them; I shall know them when I hear."
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