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THE THIRD EDITION.
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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, 1630 ; and received his earliest education under his celebrated maternal uncle.
Milton, after his return from Italy , c hăred » (says Johnson,) « a lodging at the houso of one « Russell, a taylor, in St. Bride's Churchyard , « and undertook the education of JOHN and « EDWARD PHILLIPS, his sister's sons. « 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 « the Street. Here he received more boys to be « boarded and instructed. »
After relating the plan of education pursued