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A fettered Samson sits blind and distraught in a gloomy clearing. Stipple engraving by T. Kirk after R. Westall.

Westall, Richard, 1765-1836.

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An episode in John Milton's 'Samson agonistes': the first lines of the poem, in which Samson is allowed out of the dungeon to reflect on his blind fate in the open air

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Samson agonistes. R. Westall. R.A. delt. Thos. Kirk sculpt. Page 9.

Physical description

1 print : stipple engraving ; image 22.1 x 15.5 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18362i

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  • English


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