Byrom, John

Byrom, John an English poet, was born at Kersall, near Manchester, in 1691. After studying at Merchant Taylors School in London, he graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1711, became a fellow there, travelled in France, next gave lessons in stenography in London, and at length settled upon his native estate, and died there, September 28, 1763. He was of a mystical turn, and besides various miscellaneous essays and pieces, he published Hymns and Sacred Poems (1739; reprinted 1773,1814, and in his collected poems, 1857), some of which are quite popular.

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