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lament
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Antigone
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  • SECOND MESSENGER Hearing the loud lament above her son With her own hand she stabbed herself to the heart.
  • But Polyneices, a dishonored corse, (So by report the royal edict runs) No man may bury him or make lament— Must leave him tombless and unwept, a feast For kites to scent afar and swoop upon.
  • If wail and lamentation aught availed To stave off death, I trow they’d never end.
  • ’tis that she shrinks in public to lament Her son’s sad ending, and in privacy Would with her maidens mourn a private loss.
  • But as he nearer drew a hollow sound Of lamentation to the King was borne.
  • For, yet a little while, And sound of lamentation shall be heard, Of men and women through thy desolate halls; And all thy neighbor States are leagues to avenge Their mangled warriors who have found a grave I’ the maw of wolf or hound, or winged bird That flying homewards taints their city’s air.

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  • She lamented the loss.
  • We lamented our sad circumstances.

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