Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing
Greeks. He had learnt the memorable efficacy with which Panegyries, or festal conventions of the citizens, had co-operated with their popular form of Government on the ingenious and illuminated inhabitants of Attica in the formation of the Athenian character he therefore allowed to his fancy somewhat more than an imaginary range, when he intimated a wish to occupy by festive Observances of a similar description the anniversary intervals our ancestors gave up to pleasurable relaxation, and thus to turn their festivities and diversions to moral advantage. It was in the exordial Section to the second Book on Church Government, that he pointed out to those who then guided the public councels this course for the Improvement of the occasion which Offered itself.
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