Symmons, Charles, Dd

Symmons, Charles, D.D.

a Church of England divine, was born in 1749. He was educated at Westminster, at the University of Glasgow, and at Clare Hall, Cambridge, where he took the degree of B.D. in 1776; was presented to the rectory of Narberth by the king in 1778, and died at Bath, April 27,1826. His first publication was in 1788, an octavo volume of Sermons. In 1789 he published in quarto A Sermon for the Benefit of Decayed Clergymen in the Diocese of St. David's; and in 1790, The Consequence of the Character of the Individual, and the Influence of Education in Forming It; in 1797 he produced Inez, a dramatic poem; and in 1800 another called Constantia. In 1806 appeared his Life of Milton, prefixed to an edition of Milton's prose works, of which he was not the editor. In 1813 he published an octavo volume of poems, partly his own, and partly the compositions of his wondrously gifted, but. then deceased, daughter. Subsequently he amused. his leisure hours with writing A Rhymed Translation of the Eneaid, which was published in 1817. His last work was a sketch of Shakespeare's life. See (Lond.) Annual Register, 1826, page 247.

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