John Earle (divine)

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John Earle (1749–1818), was an English Catholic theologian.


Earle was born in London on 31 December 1749. He 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.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Earle, John (1749-1818)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.