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And manner of tractate, and hearing all which may be had of books promis- all this is the benefit cuously read. Milton drew a cause-and-effect connection between the actions of government and the nature of the populace. An "oppressive, arbitrary and tyrannous" government breeds a "brutish, formall, and slavish" people. A mild and free human government promotes liberty, the liberty of free writing and free speaking. These in the past have enlightened the spirits, enfranchised and enlarged the apprehensions of the English people, making them more knowing and more eager to pursue the truth.
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100 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature by Dawn B. Sova, Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald