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

Defen. secund.
Nanc sub fæderibus cöeant felicibus unà
Libertas, et jus sacri inviolabile sceptri :
Rege sub Augusto fas sit laudare CATONEM.

DR. GEORGE.

THIRD EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR G. AND W. B. WHITTAKER, AVE MARIA LANE.

1822.

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C. Whittingham, College House, Chiswick. TO THE MEMORY

OF

MY MOST DEAR AND ACCOMPLISHED SON,

CHARLES SYMMONS,

BY THE SUGGESTIONS OF WHOSE FINE MIND AND PERFECT TASTE

I HAVE BEEN LARGELY BENEFITED 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, HAVING GROWN UNDER HIS EYE

AND BEEN CHERISHED WITH HIS REGARD,

IS DEAR TO ME FOR MERIT,

NOT INTRINSICALLY ITS OWN.

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

THE RECOMPENSE OF A PURE LIFE,

IN THE BLESSING OF AN EARLY DEATH.

CHARLES SYMMONS.

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