(Nurse): "What, are you in your right mind, with the news just brought?"
(Chorus): "But what if Zeus will one day bring a wind-change in our troubles?"
(Nurse): "And how? The hope of the house has perished with Orestes."
(Chorus): "Not yet; it would be a poor prophet who gave that opinion."
(Nurse): "What do you mean? Do you know something different from what's been told?"
(Chorus): "Go and give your message, do what you were sent to do; the gods take care of whatever it is they care for."
(Nurse): "Then I will go and obey what you tell me. May it turn out for the best, with the gods' giving." (774-780)
(Chorus): "Listen, [Zeus]! The one inside the palace –
oh, set him over his enemies! If you raise him high,
then he will be willing to make
a double or triple repayment." (790-793)
(Chorus): "A part in things would justly go
to Maia's son, since his willing support
wafts any action best on its course.
Much appears different if he desires,
working his deception unseen;
in the night he brings dark on the eyes,
but cannot be seen more clearly by day." (812-818)