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201 ] ain withall perswaded that it may prove niuch more eafie in the affay, then it now seems at distance, and much more illustrious : howbeit not more difficult then I imagine, and that imagination: presents me with nothing but very happy i and very possible according to best wishes; if God have so decreed, and this age bave spirit and capacity anough to apprehend.
AR E O PAGITICA;
PRINTING, To the Parliament of ENGLAND.
Τουλεύθερον δ' εκείνο εί τις θέλει πόλει
This is true Liberty when free born men
THERE is no need of a Preface to
recommend this admirable defence of the best of human rights, to any one who has ever heard of the Divine MilTON: and it is impossible to produce better arguments, or to set them in a more convincing, awakening light.
Is it possible that any Free-born Briton, who is capable of thinking, can ever dose all sense of religion and virtue, and of the dignity of human nature to such. a degree, as to with 'for that universal Ignorance, Darkness, and Barbarity,