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I want to use this quotation at the head of chapter of a book I am

writing and I want to get it right! I hope, perhaps, you can help? It

is from Aeschylus? The Oresteia. ?Nothing obliges us to learn what we

do not want to know except pain, truth comes with pain ? this is how

the gods disclose their love. The truth has to be melted out of our

stubborn live by suffering.? Firstly, I cannot find it in the

well-known Ted Hughes edition – which edition does it come from?

Secondly, who says it and in which of the three plays within the whole

does it appear? Finally, have I set it out correctly – is it as it

appears in the play? Many thanks, R K D Watkins-Wright.

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