[Milton-L] Samson as a private person?
tlindall at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 14:52:24 EDT 2010
Sorry, I did not see the prior answers. I yield, of course, to greater
scholars who have studied these lines in context.
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Terrance Lindall <tlindall at gmail.com>wrote:
> "But I, [*presumed to be a private person acting alone], *was no private
> [person]"...he had support of Heaven and therefrom the gift of super-normal
> strength to overcome the enemies of his people.
> *As if I were to say that I, presumed to be an artist, but was not, and am
> merely an advocate of a greater mind.
> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 6:12 PM, Charles Carroll <
> charles at literatureinreview.com> wrote:
>> Does anyone have a good gloss for this passage:
>> But I, [*presumed to be a private person],* whom my Countrey
>> As a league-breaker gave up bound, presum’d
>> Single Rebellion and did Hostile Acts.
>> I *was no private* but a person rais’d
>> With strength sufficient and command from Heav’n
>> To free my Countrey;
>> The passage seems in a way contradictory. Does Samson here regard himself
>> as a private person, or not?
>> Any help would be much appreciated.
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