(Orestes): "Hermes of the Underworld, watching over paternal powers! I ask you, be my saviour and my ally; for my coming to this land is my return from exile." (Fragment 1; 1-3)
(Electra): "How am I to speak sensibly to my father, how am I to pray to him? Am I to say that I bring [these mourning-libations] to a dear husband from a dear wife, from my mother? I have no words for that, no words I should say as I pour this offering on my father's tomb." (88-90)
(Electra): "Don't keep things hidden in your heart through fear of anyone […]. Please tell me, if you have anything better than this." […]
(Chorus): "When you make the libation, say good words for those of kind intention."
(Electra): "Which of those dear to me am I to name as that?"
(Chorus): "Yourself first, and anyone who hates Aegisthus."
(Electra): "Then I will make this prayer for me and you together."
(Chorus): "Since you already understand this for yourself, put your mind to it." (102, 105, 109-113)