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1630;

EDWARD PHILLIPS, son of EDWARD PHILLIPS who came from Shrewsbury, and rose to be Secondary in the Crown Office, by Anne, sister of John Milton, (the poet, ) was born in the Strand, near Charing Cross, in August,

and received his earliest education under his celebrated maternal uncle.

Milton, after his return from Italy ,,« höred » says Johnson,) « a lodging at the house of one « Russell, a taylor, in St. Bride's Churchyard , « and undertook the educatim of Joh and « EDWARD PHILLIPS, his sister's

Finding his rooms too little, he took a house « and garden in Aldersgate Street, which was ( not then so much out of the world, as it is « now : and chose his dwelling at the upper

end « of a passage, that he might avoid the noise of a the Street. Here he received more boys to be « boarded and instructed. »

After relating the plan of education pursued

sons.

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