John Phillips (Author)

John Phillips (Author)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Phillips (1631-1706) was an English author, the brother of Edward Phillips, and a nephew of John Milton. Anne Phillips, mother of John and Edward, was the sister of John Milton, the poet. In 1652, John Phillips published a Latin reply to the anonymous attack on Milton entitled Pro Rege et populo anglicano. He appears to have acted as unofficial secretary to Milton, but, unable to obtain regular political employment, and (like his brother) chafing against the discipline he was under, he published in 1655 a bitter attack on Puritanism entitled a Satyr against Hypocrites (1655). In 1656 he was summoned before the privy council for his share in a book of licentious poems, Sportive Wit, which was suppressed by the authorities but almost immediately replaced by a similar collection, Wit and Drollery.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134975206
  • 9786134975209