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John Byrom

John Byrom

  • Also known as John Byrom of Kersal or John Byrom of Manchester
  • Born on February 29th, 1692 in Manchester, United Kingdom and died on September 26th, 1763
  • English poet and inventor of shorthand

The Charitable Way (Poem)

Set not the faults of other folks in view,But rather mind what thou thyself should'st do;For twenty errors of thy neighbor knownWill tend but little to reform your own.A graceful manner and a friendly easeWill give a "No," and not at all displease;And an ill-natur'd or ungraceful "Yes,"When it is…
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