What is Haimon's final angry statement to his father at the end of Scene 3?

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Haimon pleads earnestly (and respectfully) to Creon to have him consider a reversal of his original decree of death to the person (or persons) who buried Polynices.  In this scene, the tension builds as Creon, acting as hard headed and prideful as Oedipus once did (and Antigone has been accused of in this story), refuses.  Haimon verbalizes the fact that he is acting in good faith that what he is saying really is in the best interest of everyone.  Creon only gets angrier.

Finally, Haimon gives in, realizing it is no use.  He tells his father that if Antigone must die, it will cause another death (his own).  At the threat of the death of his own son, Creon orders Antigone be killed in front of him.  It is almost as if Creon is attempting to call Haimon's bluff.  Haimon's final words to his father announce that he will never see him again:

Not here, no; she will not die here, King. And you will never see my face again. Go on raving as long as you've a friend to endure you.

The Enotes translation reads:

No, not in my sight—never think this can(775)
happen! She'll not die beside me, and you will
never lay your eyes upon my face again,
so rage with any of your friends who can bear it.