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EDMUND MOORE, of Sayes, born=-SARAH, dau. of William Lee,
at Chobham, 1769.
ANN, bapt. 1691 ; wife of — Say. ell, 1728.
au. 017-GEORGE Tate, d'ord Esq. second hert. husband : ob. 783.
SARAH>John DashWOOD, of Halton, co. Bucks, Esq. b. 1716, took
| baronet on the death of his half brother Sir Francis Dash-
(g) Educated at St. Paul's School.
(h) The pnpil and biographer of the Poet.
(1) See G.
() Sworn a master Extraordinary in Chancery 21 Jnly 1660, Serj. at Law 21 i pril, 1686: sworn on the 21th as one of he Barons of the Exchequer by his son hen deputy Clerk of the Crown, and on he 18 April 1657 as chief Justice of the ommon Pleas.
of her sind her distress.
In St. Giles' Cripplegate Regr. 1635 Sept. 30, the dau. of Hen. Milton, Gent. buried.
OHN MILTON, magnum et venerabile nomen, the son of John Milton and Sarah Castor, a woman of incomparable virtue and
goodness, and exemplary for her liberality enlign of the famiy) a Bread Street. He was educared at Christ Church, Oxford, embraced the doctrines of the retcrmed church, and in coniequence was dibinderized by his father, who was a bigoted paşiit. The profesion, however, which he croie wis to fucceistel, is to enable him to give his children a Eberal education, and to anow him to pais his latter vears in the lecture and tranqurity of a country lte.
3 to the poor, was born' in London, on the gth of December, 1608. To use his own words— “Londini sum natus, genere honesto, Patre, viro integerrimo, matre probatissima, et eleemosyne per viciniam potissimum nota.”. His father was an eminent scrivener, and lived at the sign of the Spread Eagle (the armorial
Baptized the xx Dec. 1608, according to the Register of Allhallows, Bread Street. Named John, as his father and grandfather had been before him.
2 v. Defenfionem fecundam. His mother was buried in the Church of Horton, Bucks. The house where Milton lived in that village was pulled down a few years since. In the garden of the present house is an old decayed apple tree said to be of the poet's planting.
3 This house wherein he was born, and which strangers used to visit before the fire, was part of his estate as long as he lived. v. Toland's Life, p. 148, On his mother's family. See Birch's Life of Milton, p. II. The family of the Castors originally derived from Wales, as Philips tells us; but Wood asserts that she was of the ancient family of the Bradshaws, and a still later account informs us that she was a Haughton, of Haughton Tower, in Lancashire, as appeared by her own arms, &c. Both Toland and Philips date Milton's birth in 1606, but erroneously, for che incription ander his print in the Legie fays that in 1671, he was 63 years of age. ton's armorial bearings were argent, an eagle di paved with two heads gules, legzed and beaked abie. A imas tiver seal, with cheie arms, with which he was accustomed to feal his letters, came into the hands of Mr. Thomas Payne, Boolieer, on the death of Foster, the husband of Macon's grand-daughter, which was ford to Mr. Thomas Horis in 1-61, who left his estate at the Hyde, near Izgateftone, in Edex, to Thomas Brand, Eiq., who took the name of Hous; the latter left the fame property to the late Dr. Diney, who was the laft poffefior of the feal.
The grandfather of the poet was keeper of the forest of Shotover, in Oxfordshire, and his famis had been lorg fealed at Mikon, in that neighbourhood. They took, however, the unfortunate fide in civil wars, their eitate was sequestrated, and their rank and opulence consequently destroyed.
Milton's father was a person of a fuperior and accomplished mind, and was greatly distinguished for his musical talents ; indeed, in science, he is faid to have been equal to the very first musicians of the age. He saw the early promises of genius in his son, and encouraged them by a careful and liberal education. Milton was at first placed under the domestic tuition of Thomas Young, a learned puritan minister, and native of Essex; to whom he was in after life much attached, and to whom his fourth elegy, and the first of his Latin Epistles, are inscribed. A portrait of him, by Cornelius Jansen,' when only ten years old, shows the affection of the parents for their handsome and accomplished child, who even at that early age was forming the first flower of his youthful genius; and whose vernal promise was ripening fast into works of finished and exquisite beauty.
* See Guilline's Heraldry, p. 210.
5 He died about 1647, and was buried in Cripplegate Church. See T. Warton's note on Carmen ad Patrem, ver. 66, p. 523, ed. fecord. Aubrey says he read without spectacles at 86
. There have been some doubts about the fituation of the village of Mizon. See Life by Nextst, p. 1. See Tuix's Li'l, P. 2, and the note. Wood's Fali Oxsa. vol. i, art. 262.
* John and Christopher, fons of John Milton, of Halton, of Chrift Church, Oxford, as 'tis faid, son of John Milton, of Halton, near to Forfhill, ranger or subranger of Shotover; his ancestors lived at Milton, near to Halion. 5. Guillim': Heraldry.
Youngo quitted England in 1623, and it is probable
8 On a work called “ A Sixefold Politician, together with a Sixefold Precept of Policy, 1609," attributed to him, see Mr. I. P. Collier's Poetical Decameron, vol. ii. p. 305, Philips says, “That as I have been told and I take it by our author himself, that his father coinposed an Il Domine of forty parts, for which he was rewarded with a gold medal and chain, by a Polish prince, to whom he presented it, and that some of his songs are to be seen in old Witby's Set of Airs, besides some compositions of his in Ravenscroft's Psalms, v. p. xli. Milton's Poetical Works, ed. Pickering, 1826. Some beautiful lines in Milton's Poem . ad Patrem' allude to his father's skill in music.
• Ipse volens Phæbus se dispertire duobus,
Dividuumque deum genitorque, puerque tenemus.' See Burney's Hift. of Music, vol. iii. p. 134. In a little book which I possess, the Psalms, by W. Slayter, 12mo. 1643, one of the tunes is by J. Milton. See also Todd's Milton, vol. i. p. 4, and vi. p. 337, and Aubrey Letters, vol. iii. p. 439, and Hunter on Shakespeare's Tempest, p. 56.
This picture was in the possession of T. Hollis, Esq., and is engraven by Cipriani, in his Memoirs, p. 96, it represents the youthful poet in a richly worked collar, and striped jacket. It was purchased by Mr. Hollis at C. Stanhope's sale, who bought it for twenty guineas of the executors of Milton's widow. The picture of Milton when about twenty, was in the possession of the Right Honourable Arthur Onslow.
10 In Mr. Fellowes's translation of Milton's Letters printed in Dr. mai lundagas injuria f*in colluctantcm.'
7,*** Af ni,*. fslu: 1697, que hoc' " A AV #'s modello de Ar Coil, in Wood's 4:6. Orit. T B 12, Lil Wurtan' M111971, p. 419. He died Nov. 17, 16;5, and is not
risarries who go to the won of the same name, who fucceeded him in The pred 11 94 of bis in 1640, having for five years degraced the school per a podley drill was he had been usher to his father. “He was, s drerit, ***#01 a worse man.” v. B. Jonjer's Works, rol. vi.
Infraeli', (i9mm, on Charles the First, vol. č. p. 370. A. flirt íupan Aloil was fined £2,000 for drinking Fiber's health. I
Tak party of Gil'Parerga, five Poetici Coratus, 12mo. 1632, that port #447 Barabarbertt. A. Gil the younger must have been a decided paspor , finner den heine feveral poems addressed to the royal family, and to the Hi fare rriten te has an epiftie, as Milton has, to his Father, p. 14. There plo not in poftem Wyling one in Milton's verses to Christina. (*Christina pelho typ lupo peke Plania proli!')
Dere fub arctoi lidere regna poli!' # 1/narraye third tidegy, veř. 9, arc thcsc lines, which puzzled the commore, both as a super till sir 17. Dalrymple explained them to T. Warton.
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to dopografinia ville etcmata rogis. Hond to be prietena tv 01, Gil mentions who these brothers in
"! A*# title in Alanitellut, quem ncc Brunonius heros
As para el Hoteles de s pominjem domuere decem ;' Matindinte at finde Ihr uniwick. Gil speaks of himself in Ibu Handel og' 104 . witalnegi neleio qua liderum inclementiâ, homi