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THE

PROSE WORKS

OF

JOHN MILTON;

WITH

A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,

INTERSPERSED WITH

TRANSLATIONS AND CRITICAL REMARKS,

BY

CHARLES SYMMONS, D.D.

OF JESUS COLLEGE, OXFORD.

IN SEVEN VOLUMES.

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THE

LIFE

OF

JOHN MILTON.

Si tyrannos insector, quid hoc ad reges ? quos ego a tyrannis longissimè sejungo

Defen, secund. -
Nunc sub foederibus coeant felicibus unà
Libertas, et jus sacri inviolabile sceptri:
Rege sub Augusto fas sit laudare CATONEM.

Dr. GEORGE.

To the memory of
my most dear and accomplished Son,

CHARLES SYMMONS,

by the co-operation of whose fine mind and perfect taste

I have been largely benefitted as a writer, and to the contemplation of whose piety and virtues,

the sources of much of my past happiness, I am indebted for all my present consolation,

I inscribe

THIS LIFE OF MILTON;

which, as it grew under his eye,

and was favoured with his regard, cannot be without value in my partial estimation.

On the 23d of May, 1805, before he had completed his twenty-second year, he was torn from my

affection and my hopes,
experiencing from his God,

in requital of a pure life,
the mercy of an early death.

CHARLES SYMMONS.

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