Full details of the career of Symmons are given in D.N.B. From 1787 he was busy publishing books — some of them sermons, the series starting with a sermon which he preached at the university of Cambridge just before he was due to proceed D.D. , which caused him to migrate to Jesus College , Oxford , where he was incorporated on 24 March 1794 , proceeding D.D. two days later. Of some of his works more than one edition appeared; excluding the sermons, they are — ( a ) Inez , 1796 , a tragedy; ( b ) Constantia , 1800 , a dramatic poem; ( c ) Life of Milton , 1806 ; ( d ) Poems by Caroline and Charles Symmons , 1812 ( CAROLINE was his daughter; she d. of consumption , 1 June 1803 ); ( e ) The Aeneis of Virgil translated , 1817 ; ( f ) Life of Shakespeare , 1826 .
Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959