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A Speech to the Parliament of England for
the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing.
INTRODUCTION, FULL TEXT, NOTES AND APpendix.
C. W. CROOK, B.A., B.Sc.
HEAD MASTER OF THE HIGHER GRADE SCHOOL, WOOD GREEN, N.;
Cause and Effect of "Areopagitica
Ordinance for Regulating the Abuses of the Press ... xviii.
Peculiarities of Grammar and Spelling
IN preparing this edition of Milton's Areopagitica, every care has been taken to provide help for the young student whose experience of the masterpieces of English Literature has yet to ripen. For this reason references to illustrative passages from other writers have been as limited as possible, and such only are quoted as the student may reasonably be expected to have met.
The numerous references to classical writers, particularly to those of Greece, have caused the addition of a brief résumé of the history of Greek philosophy, which should prove a useful addition.
The text has been carefully modernised in spelling and in punctuation from Arber's Reprint, of which a page has been reproduced, in order that the student may form some acquaintance with the spelling of the time,
Advantage has been taken of the work of many previous editors, and acknowledgment is given in the notes. The almost century-old edition of Holt-White has been specially valuable.
C. W. C.