, one of the nephews of Milton, Was the son of Edward Phillips, who
, one of the nephews of Milton,
Was the son of Edward Phillips, who came from
Shrewsbury, and rose to be secondary in the Crown-office, by
Anne, sister of the celebrated poet, and was born in the
Strand, near Charing-cross, in August 1630, and received
his earliest education under his uncle. In 1648 he became
a student of Magdalen-hall, Oxford, where he continued
till 1651. The time of his death is not ascertained. He
published two small works, entitled “
Tractatulus de carmine Dramatico Poetarum, praesertim in choris Tragicis,
et veteris Comediae,” and “
Compendiosa enumeratio Poetarum (saltern quorum fama maxime enituit) qui atempore
Dantis Aligerii usque ad hanc aetatem claruerunt; nempe
Italorum, Germanorum, Anglorum, &c.” These were
added to the seventeenth edition of Job. Buchlerus’s book,
Sacrarum profanarumque phrasium poeticarum
Thesaurus,” &c. Lond.
Theatrum Poetarum, or a compleat collection of
the Poets, especially the most eminent of all ages, the
Ancients distinguish't from the Moderns in their several alphabets. With some observations- and reflections
upon many of them, particularly those of our own nation.
Together with a prefatory discourse of the Poets and
Poetry in general,” Lond.