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John Milton
Source/Notes:
Areopagitica, and Other Political Writings of John Milton (1999 edition)
John Milton
Source/Notes:
Areopagitica: A speech of Mr John Milton for the liberty of unlicenced printing to the Parliament of England (1644)


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Born: December 9, 1608

Died: November 8, 1674 (aged 65)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Bio: John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.

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Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.

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