Eyeless in Gaza and
Posted by Lewis on May 25, 2005
In Reply to: Eyeless in Gaza posted by David FG 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.
It was the solution to a Times cryptic crossword clue a few days ago.