Kyrle, John

Kyrle, John an English philanthropist,whom Pope has immortalized under the name of " The Man of Ross," was born at Dymock (County of Gloucester) in 1637. With a small income of £500 he managed to do much good to the population of Hereford County. He encouraged agriculture, opened ways of communication between the different places, and founded asylums for orphans and disabled persons. The passage in which Pope commemorates him is too well known and too long to be quoted here. We will only say that it is substantially based on facts. Kyrle died in 1754. See Warton, Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope; Pope, Epistle II; Fuller, Worthies of England, i, 582.-Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 28:312. (J. N. P.)

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