[Milton-L] Samson as a private person?

Charles Carroll charles at literatureinreview.com
Tue Aug 17 16:27:15 EDT 2010


Yes, Terrance thank you! This is the way I was tending to read it as well.
Just wanted to see if I was alone in my reading or not.

Charles

C. Durning Carroll
Literature In Review
Books and the Idea Culture
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On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:43, 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.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Charles
>>
>>
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