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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 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, 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, 1605,
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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