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MILTON’S COMUS,

WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES,

AND

LIFE OF MILTON.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
THE COMMITTEE OF GENERAL LITERATURE AND EDUCATION,

APPOINTED BY THE SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING

CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE.

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PREFACE.

Our knowledge of Milton's life is derived in part from his Latin poems, epistles, and treatises, but principally from two contemporary memoirs ; the one published by his nephew and pupil, Edward Phillips ; the other written, and left in manuscript, by his friend Aubrey, the antiquary, and used by Wood, in his account of Milton, in the “Athenæ Oxonienses.”

Some further particulars were added by John Toland, the Deist, in 1698 ; by John Richardson, the painter, in 1734; and by Dr. Bira, in 1738 ; each of whom wrote a life of the poet.

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