Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Earle, John (1749-1818)

EARLE, JOHN (1749–1818), catholic divine, born in London on 31 Dec. 1749, was educated at the English college, Douay, and became one of the officiating priests at the chapel of the Spanish ambassador in Dorset Street, Manchester Square, London, where he died on 15 May 1818.

His works are: 1. A poem on ‘Gratitude,’ composed in commemoration of the partial repeal of the penal laws in 1791. 2. ‘Remarks on the Prefaces prefixed to the first and second volumes of a work entitled “The Holy Bible; or the Books accounted sacred by Jews and Christians, faithfully translated, &c., by the Rev. Alexander Geddes, LL.D.,” in four Letters addressed to him by the Rev. John Earle,’ London, 1799, 8vo.

[Catholicon (1818), vi. 82; Gillow's Bibl. Dict.; Cotton's Rhemes and Doway, p. 72.]

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