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Areopagitica by John Milton

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Published by University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


  • Freedom of the press

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Edition Notes

Statementwith a commentary by Sir Richard C. Jebb and with supplementary material.
SeriesPitt Press series
ContributionsJebb, Richard Claverhouse, Sir, 1841-1905.
LC ClassificationsZ657 M66 1928A
The Physical Object
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17182045M

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