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Ion   


I know not.
To Phoebus I appeal.
ION
Be this discourse
Chang'd to some other.
XUTHUS
This delights me most.
ION
Hast thou e'er mounted an unlawful bed? XUTHUS
In foolishness of youth.
ION
Was that before
Thy marriage with the daughter of Erechtheus?
XUTHUS
Since never.
ION
Owe I then my birth to that?
XUTHUS
The time agrees.
ION
How came I hither then?
XUTHUS
I can form no conjecture.
ION
Was I brought
From some far distant part?
XUTHUS
That fills my mind
With doubtful musing.
ION
Didst thou e'er before
Visit the Pythian rock?
XUTHUS
Once, at the feast
Of Bacchus.
ION
By some public host received?
XUTHUS
Who with the Delphian damsels-
ION
To the orgies
Led thee, or how?
XUTHUS
And with the Maenades
Of Bacchus-
ION
In the temperate hour, or warm
With wine?
XUTHUS
Amid the revels of the god.
ION
From thence I date my birth.
XUTHUS
And fate, my son,
Hath found thee.
ION
How then came I to the temple?
XUTHUS
Perchance exposed.
ION
The state of servitude
Have I escaped.
XUTHUS
Thy father now, my son,

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