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A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR,
TRANSLATIONS AND CRITICAL REMARKS,
CHARLES SYMMONS, D. D.
OF JESUS COLLEGE, OXFORD.
IN SEVEN VOLUMES.
PRINTED BY T. BENSLEY, BOLT COURT, FLEET STREET,
FOR J. JOHNSON; NICHOLS AND SON; F. AND C. RIVINGTON;
Si tyrannos insector, quid hoc ad reges? quos ego a tyrannis longissimè sejungo
Nunc sub fœderibus coeant felicibus unà
To the memory of
my most dear and accomplished Son,
by the co-operation of whose fine mind and perfect taste
and to the contemplation of whose piety and virtues,
THIS LIFE OF MILTON;
under his eye,
which, as it grew 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.