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EDMUND MOORE, of Sayes, born=-SARAH, dau. of William Lee,
at Chobham, 1769.
an. 017GEORGE TATE, '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.
CHARLES d. 11 June 1773, æt. 4.
dau. of Theo
Brodhead, 789, d. Jan.
SARAH, mar. Rev.
William, died 24 June 1773.
CATHERINE born at
Deans Orcbard, in the parish of Frome
co. Wilts, 13 Aug. 1796, and bapt. there
19 Apr. 1797.
CHARLOTTE SELINA, born at Deans Orchard
Noble Order of the Garter.
MARY JANE, b. at Deans Orch
ard, 25 April, and bapt. there
2 June, 1799.
(f) Sworn a master Extraordinary in Chancery 21 Jnly 1660, Serj. at Law 21
pril, 1686: sworn on ihe 21th as one of he Barons of the Exchequer by his son hen depnty Clerk of the Crown, and on he 18 April 1657 as chief Justice of the Common Pleas.
(g) Educated at St. Paul's School.
(1) See G.
In St. Giles' Cripplegate Regr. 1635 Sept. 30, the dau. of Hen. Milton, Gent. buried.
The Life of Milton.
By John Mitford.
OHN MILTON, magnum et venerabile nomen, the son of John Milton and Sarah Caftor, a woman of incomparable virtue and goodness, and exemplary for her liberality
to the poor, was born in London, on the 9th of December, 1608. To use his own words“Londini sum natus, genere honesto, Patre, viro integerrimo, matre probatissima, et eleemosyne per viciniam potiffimum 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. Defensionem 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. 11. 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, Wod's Fafi Ox51. vol. i, art. 262. * John and Christopher, fons of John Milton, of Halton, of Chrift Church, Oxford, as 'uis faid, son of John Milton, of Hairon, near to Forfhill, ranger or subranger of Shotover; his ancestors lived at Milton, rear to Haron. 5. Guillime’: Heraláry.
enign of the famiy) a Bread Street. He was educared at Christ Church, Oxford, embraced the doctrines of the refcrmed church, and in consequence wis disokerized by his father, who was a bigoted papit. The profesion, however, which he coie wis to fucceistal, as to enable him to give his children a liberal education, and to anow him to pais Eis latter years in the lecture and tranquality of a country Ete.
The grandfather of the poet was keeper of the foreit of Shotover, in Oxfordshire, and his famuy had been lorg leuled at Milor, in that neighbourhood. They took, however, the unfortunate fide in civil wars, their eitate was fequestrated, and their rark and opulence confequently destroyed.
Milton's father was a person of a fuperior and accomplished mind, and was greatly diitinguished for his musical talents ; indeed, in science, he is faid to have been equal
for che inicription under his print in the Legie fays that in 1671, he was 63 years of age. YEton's armorial bearings were argent, an eagle dispaved with two heads guies, legzed and beaked labie. A imas tiver seal, with theie arms, with which he was accutomed to feal his letters, came into the bands of Mr. Thomas Payne, Bookiečer, on the death of Foster, the husband of Mison's grand-daughter, which was fold to Mr. Thomas Hobis in 1-61, who left his estate at the Hyde, near Irgateftone, in Efex, to Thomas Brand, Eiq., who took the name of Hos; the latter left the fame property to the late Dr. Diney, who was the laft poffefior of the feal.
* See Guillin'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 8+
& There have been fome doubts about the fituation of the village of Miron. See Life by Netcost, p. I. See Tuss's L:12, P. 2, and the
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.
Younglo 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 coin posed 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 fome compofitions 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.'
and vi. Aubrey Letters, vol. iii. p. 439, and Hunter on Shakespeare's Tempeft, 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 Onflow.
10 In Mr. Fellowes's translation of Milton's Letters printed in Dr.
p. 337, and
4 st A la cartea: icemos, 7, AT WH. Jslui irst que c.
***smeha An Gil, in Wood's 4:6. Oxit. 22, Wurt'' M11199, p. 419. He died Nov. 1,16;5, et is est
rich I wogole !), Will of the same name, who fucceeded in The; *4* in 1649, having for five years agraced the chool
DEADY 4711 * he had been usher to his father. “He was, for foort, opral pin a worse man.” v. B. Jonjez's Works, rol. vi. 4, Ili' loneli'. Comm. on Charles the First, vol. ii. f: 330. A.
tínpon A 1.1 was fined £2,000 for drinking Files's health. I MA'S PAS rinfo 0111': Parerga, five Poetici Conatus, 12mo. 1632, chat poes op *** *, Cabarbert. A. Gil the younger must have been a decided pepper fin, fore being he me feveral poems addressed to the royal family, and to the Ho fare per non fa ho as an epiftie, as Milton has, to his father, p. 14. There photo print it to be pabrange tine in Milton's verses to Christina. (Christina pophone who perla prili!')
pene fub arctoi lidere regna poli!' # 1/1 narra'a thiet b'legy, ver. 9, are these lines, which puzzled the comthis both a partner till Sir D). Dalrymple explained them to T. Warton.
''Twinini clariquc ducis, fratrisque verendi
mootorfirie la cremata rogis.' Hos od do Porto Hopisefoluiten, : 91, Gil mentions who these brothers in
heighth Hitam Minnifaliut, quem ncc Brunonius heros
Agnete Het devin yeni domuere decem;' Hit M14 sendinto sa bude of Brunswick. Gil speaks of himself in The Handel og tonna witalnogi neleio qua liderum inclementiâ, homijmc luidt hente fi colluctantcm.'