Divine Epigrams: Samson to his Delilah

Original Text: 
Richard Crashaw, Steps to the Temple (1646.) Facs. edn.: Scolar Press, 1970. PR 3386 A75 1970 ROBA.
2When first I look'd on thee, I lost mine eyes.


1] First published in Steps to the Temple, 1646. Some of the epithets were revised in the enlarged edition of 1648, and in Carmen Deo Nostro (1652). There are also earlier Latin versions. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
3RP 1.337.