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John Earle (1601?–1665)

Earle, John. An English clergyman and author; born in York, England, in 1601?; died at Oxford, Nov. 17, 1665. He was chaplain and tutor to Charles II., and his companion in exile; later Bishop of Worcester. His literary fame is due to the famous ‘Microcosmographie, or a Peece of the World discovered in Essayes and Characters’ (1628), a series of sketches full of wit and humor, which throw much light on the social condition of the time.