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.