Nurse: Help, help! Come, help, anyone near the palace! My lady, Theseus’ wife, has hanged herself!
Chorus Leader: Alas! It is all over! The Queen is no more, caught in a suspended noose!
Nurse: Hurry! Someone fetch a double-edged sword to cut this noose about her neck!
Chorus Leader: She tied aloft a noose to hang herself.
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Euripides. Hippolyte. 779
Rabelais, François (1483?–1553), The Five Books and Minor Writings. Volume 1: Books I-III. William Francis Smith (1842–1919), translator. London: Alexader P. Watt, 1893. Internet Archive
Phædra, when spurned by her son Hippolytus.
Rabelais, François (1483?–1553), Complete works of Rabelais. Jacques LeClercq (1891–1971), translator. New York: Modern Library, 1936.