Samson, 1674 Issue no. 229 Summer 2019 for John Milton Their theaters cackle and bray, their carriagesclutter the streets: cockades, torches, liveriesclash. Philistine heartsjocund and sublime, they smear their deals gold on columns and cornices. Temples fumewith burning fat. The choicest girlsparade with kohl-ringed eyes and spangled thighs.Let the poor creep into shadows: they offend.