• Marion Wynne-Davies
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The quotation at the beginning of this Conclusion is taken from John Milton’s The readie and easie way to establish a free Commonwealth which was published in a second edition in April 1660. Milton’s desire to sustain the Commonwealth and prevent the restoration of the monarchy was openly declared. And in the first paragraph he defends his honesty:

I thought best not to suppress what I had written, hoping that it may now be of much more use and concernment to be freely published, in the midst of our Elections to a free Parliament … I never read of any State, scarce of any tyrant grown so incurable, as to refuse counsel from any in a time of public deliberation; much less to be offended. (Milton 1980, 408)


Political Authority Dominant Discourse Public Deliberation Paradise Lost Cross Stream 
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© Marion Wynne-Davies 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marion Wynne-Davies
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  1. 1.University of DundeeUK

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