A somewhat giddily desultory last class, mainly on Samson, though with some attention to Paradise Regained and much about patience and heroic martyrdom. What being patient means. Milton's amazing prosody in Sonnet 16: "They also serve who only stand and wait." Compared to Jesus standing in PR 4. Some biographical account of Milton's blindness. Milton and the Book of Job. Reading Samson instead of seeing it. What happens to the boy who guides him? Is Dalila morally reproachable? Is Samson ultimately a terrorist?

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