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She bursts into tears, declaring herself the wretchedest, the most deceived, the worst-used, of women.
is the wretchedest form of government," and "a tyrant grows worse from having power: he becomes and is of necessity more jealous, more faithless, more unjust, more friendless, more impious, than he was at first; he is the purveyor and cherisher of every sort of vice.
In answer to the first question that the Chorus poses to her--"Electra, child of the wretchedest of mothers, why with ceaseless lament do you waste away, sorrowing for one long dead?
Cerinthus read and mused; one added this: "If Christ, as thou affirmest, be of men Mere man, the first and best but nothing more,-- Account Him, for reward of what He was, Now and for ever, wretchedest of all.
I am the wretchedest of creatures in the desert too," he adds, "and Canaan is perforce my only Promised land, for no third place exists for mankind.