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" O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, Dungeon or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me... "
Anecdotes of the Blind - Page 42
by Abram V. Courtney - 1835 - 52 pages
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Lyrical, narrative and devotional poems

George Alexander Kohut - 1913
...under Philistine yoke. JOHN MILTON (1608-1674). [SAMSON ON HIS BLINDNESS.] (From "Samson Agonistes.") O LOSS of sight, of thee I most complain ! Blind among...enemies, O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, And all her various objects of delight...
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An Evening in My Library Among the English Poets

Stephen Coleridge - 1916 - 217 pages
...verse. It is impossible not to recognize the personal note of anguish in the noble complaint of Samson : O ! loss of sight, of thee I most complain ! Blind...enemies, O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggary, or decrepit age ! Light, the prime work of God, to me's extinct And all her various objects of delight...
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The Great Tradition: A Book of Selections from English and American Prose ...

Edwin Greenlaw, James Holly Hanford - 1919 - 679 pages
...thee implores ; For thou art heavenly, she an empty dream. [From Samson Agonistes] But, chief of all, od. Queen. And I could sing, would weeping do me good,...And never borrow any tear of thee. Enter a Gardene or decrepit age ! Light, the prime' work of God, to me is extinct, And all her various objects of delight...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...730. POPE'S trans. 14 If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall ioto the ditch. Matthew. XV. 14. 19 22 or decrepit age! MILTON Samson Agonistes. L. 67. 16 0 dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon,...
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Selections from the Prose and Poetry of John Milton

John Milton - 1923 - 310 pages
...These only, with our Law, best form a king." > FROM SAMSON AGONISTES Samson. . . . But, chief of all, O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among...enemies! O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, TO And all her various objects of...
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Milton, Man and Thinker

Denis Saurat - 1925 - 363 pages
...human, is he not also more sincere? Here is Milton blind and, for the first time, complaining: O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggery, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, And all her various objects...
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Poetical Works: Volume 2. Paradise Regain'd; Samson Agonistes; Poems Upon ...

John Milton - 2000 - 392 pages
...all my miseries; So many, and so huge, that each apart 65 Would ask a life to wail, but chief of all, O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse then chains, Dungeon, or beggery, or decrepit age! Light the prime work of God to mee is extinct, 7...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - 1986 - 356 pages
...all my miseries; So many, and so huge, that each apart Would ask a life to wail, but chief of all, O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse then chains, Dungeon, or beggery, or decrepit age! [58-69] And so on into that famous lamentation where...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 pages
...never be more than three in a family. Lawrence Housman (1865-1959) British actor, artist Blindness O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among...enemies! O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, And all her various objects of delight...
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Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Volume 1 ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - 1993 - 512 pages
...all my miseries; So many, and so huge, that each apart Would ask a life to wail, but chief of all, O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among...enemies, O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggary, or decrepit age! Light the prime work of God to me is extinct, And all her various objects of delight...
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