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Eyeless in Gaza

Posted by David FG on May 25, 2005

In Reply to: Eyeless in Gaza posted by Kevin Gibbons on May 25, 2005

: There's an expression I heard years ago - "eyeless in Gaza". Does anyone know the meaning or root of it?

It is from John Milton's 'Samson Agonistes':

'Eyeless in Gaza at the mill with slaves'.

It is a reference to Samson's blindness.

It was brought back to prominence in the 20th Century by Aldous Huxley's novel.