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Quotation by John Milton
O dearly-bought revenge, yet glorious! Living or dying thou hast fulfill'd The work for which thou wast foretold To Israel, and now ly'st victorious Among thy slain self-kill'd Not willingly, but tangl'd in the fold Of dire necessity
John Milton (1608–1674), British poet. Samson Agonistes (l. 1660–1666). . .
The Complete Poetry of John Milton. John T. Shawcross, ed. (1963, rev. ed. 1971) Doubleday.
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