Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Victor Agonistes

Promise was that I
Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver!
Ask for this great Deliverer now, and find him        40
Eyeless in Gaza, at the mill with slaves,
Himself in bonds under Philistian yoke.
Yet stay; let me not rashly call in doubt
Divine prediction. What if all foretold
Had been fulfilled but through mine own default?

(John Milton, Samson Agonistes)

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