Quotation by John Milton

Behold now this vast city; a city of refuge, the mansion house of liberty, encompassed and surrounded with his protection; the shop of war hath not there more anvils and hammers waking, to fashion out the plates and instruments of armed justice in defence of beleaguered truth, than there be pens and hands there, sitting by their studious lamps, musing, searching, revolving new notions.
John Milton (1608–1674), British poet. Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England (1644).

Describing London during the English Civil War.
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