Jason has come to Medea’s house to seek revenge for the murder of his
Jason. Ye faithful ones, who share
In the misfortunes of your harassed king,
Hasten to take the author of these deeds.
Come hither, hither, cohorts of brave men;
Bring up your weapons; overthrow the house.
Medea. I have recaptured now my crown and throne,
My brother and my father; Colchians hold
The golden fleece; my kingdom is won back;
My lost virginity returns to me!
O gods appeased, marriage, and happy days,
Go now,---my vengeance is complete! Not yet---
Finish it while thy hands are strong to strike.
Why seek delay? Why hesitate, my soul?
Thou art able! All thine anger falls to nought!
I do repent of that which I have done!
Why did'st thou do it, miserable one?
Yea, miserable! Ruth shall follow thee!
'Tis done, great joy fills my unwilling heart,
And, lo, the joy increases. But one
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