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TW E LV E BOOKS.

The AUTHOR

JOHN MI LTO N.

The SIXTH EDITION.
With Notes os various Authors,
By THOMAS NEIVTON, D.D.

Volume the Firs T.

L O N D 0 AT;

Printed for J. and R. Ton/on, B. Dodd, H. TVoodfaU, J. Rivingion,
R. Baldwin, T. Longman, L. Hawes, Clark and Collins, E. Dilly,
T. Cajlcn, C. Corbet, T. Lowndi, and the [Executors of J. Ri-
chardjin.

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EARL of BATH.

My Lord,

MILTON himself prefixed no Dedication to the Paradise Lost J for he designed it, not for a single patron, but for the wise and learned os all ages. However several os the later editions have been inscribed to Lord Sommers, as a great admirer and encourager of this work: and indeed such a poem should be addressed only to the most worthy, to Lord Sommers, or One like Him a judge and patron of arts, and illustrious both in the commonwealth of men and the commonwealth of letters.

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