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" Let there be lig;ht, and light was over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon. When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 10
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton

Emily R. Wilson - 2004 - 289 pages
...dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! O first created beam, and thou great word, Let there be light, and light was over all; Why am I thus bereaved thy prime decree? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night...
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Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe

Charles Seife - 2004 - 294 pages
...revolution was fully under way. Chapter 6 The Dark Universe [WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH MATTER?] Ofirst created Beam, and Thou great Word, "Let there be light, and light UiM over all"; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? — JOHN MILTON, SAMSON AGONISTES Cosmology...
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Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology

Julia Reinhard Lupton - 2005 - 277 pages
...vilest now become Of man or worm: the vilest here excel me, They creep, yet see . . . [...] O first created Beam, and thou great Word, "Let there be light,...over all": Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? [67-83] The contrast between man and worm, between the upright creature and the crawling and swarming...
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The Open Studio: Essays on Art and Aesthetics

Susan Stewart - 2005 - 307 pages
...amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! O first-created beam, and thou great Word, 'Let there be light, and light was over all'; Why am I thus bereaved thy prime decree? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night,...
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Samson Agonistes

John Milton - 2006 - 124 pages
...to live, dead more then half. 0 dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, amid Without all hope of day! 0 first created Beam, and thou great Word, Let there be light,...over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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The Invisible Flâneuse?: Gender, Public Space, and Visual Culture in ...

Aruna D'Souza, Tom McDonough, Tom Mc Donough - 2006 - 185 pages
...captive, words of one blind man in the mouth of another, from Samson Agonistes, by Milton: O first created Beam, and thou great Word, Let there be light,...over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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Romanticism: Romanticism, belief, and philosophy

Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy - 2006 - 340 pages
...mourn his exclusion from both as a bereavement which amounts to death-by-word ("decree") — O first created Beam, and thou great Word, 'Let there be light,...over all'; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? (11. 83-85) —and what follows, a lament for the siting of seeing in the eye, takes us directly to...
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Samson Agonistes

John Milton - 2006 - 136 pages
...of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total Eclipse Without all hope of day! O first created Beam, and thou Let there be light, and light was over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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Be a Poet

Nancy Bogen - 2007 - 420 pages
...dark, dark amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total Eclipse Without all hope of day! O first created Beam, and thou great Word, "Let there be light,...light was over all"; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decreee? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon When she deserts the night, Hid in her vacant...
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