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- AREOPAGITICĂ.

A Speech- to the Parliament of England for

the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing.

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WITH

INTRODUCTION, FULL TEXT, NOTES AND APPENDIX.

BY

C. W. CROOK, B.A., B.Sc.

EDITOR OF

HEAD MASTER OF THE HIGHER GRADE SCHOOL, WOOD GREEN, N.;
MILTON'S “ SONNETS,” SHAKESPEARE'S “ HENRY V."; SHAKESPEARE'S

“RICHARD II,"

London:

RALPH, HOLLAND' & Co.

TEMPLE CHAMBERS. E.C.

1905.

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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.

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