If she was even half as pretty as Hedy Lamarr, who played her in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1949 film, it is easy to see why Samson was fascinated with Delilah. Fascinated too, over the centuries, were those many readers of Holy Scripture who found in the tragic romance of Delilah and the Danite the stuff of (as Milton remarks) “Acts enroll’d/ In copious Legend, or sweet Lyric Song.”
However, the romance was mainly on Samson’s side, it would seem. While the Bible asserts that he loved Delilah (Judges 16:4), it does not even faintly hint that she loved him. Much less do the pair appear to have been married. Milton’s Samson Agonistes is an exception in regarding them as such, though Ch . . .
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