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1808. Excerpt: ... FURTHER INTERESTING PARTICULARS RELATING TO THE
MAJV OF MOSS? Communicated to C. Heath, by William Dobbs, a
respe&able old Man, eighty-four Tears of Age, who had known Mr.
Kyrle when living.---&---, fc--IT is not particularly necessary
to appropriate Mr. Pope's praise line by line, --the whole of
Dobbs.s information will be given, as trie Writer received it from
his mouth, iu a general detail; leaving the Reader to make what
comment he pleases, and form his own opinion;--attaching to himself
the fidelity of the report. William said, he was then eighty-four,
so that he was twelve years old when Mr. John Kyrle died, and that
he remembered him perfectly well. Examination and Comparison of the
Portrait. BEING at the King's Head Inn, where the portrait is
placed, we walked up stairs to examine its resemblance. William
says, ' the eyes and nose are much like the original, but the
cheeks in the picture are not so full. Also, that the wig he wore
was a short cut wig, bushy behind, not so full on the sides as it
is there represented. The parting of the hair at the top, and the
mode in which he wore his cravat, are described with exactness. An
Artist, who accompanied me to Ross to inspect the portrait, was of
opinion. That though there might be some small shades of
differerice With respect' to the full' r/esi of-the' cheeK, and the
fashion, of the wig, as declared by William Dobbs, --4 yet thereis
that jRatafteT Which mark's it as a Hlte-eil.of'the pr fcr whSm
"-it' wlw taken'.'" Stature, and Dress. Mr, Kyrle was full 5 feet
10 inches, if not 6 feet high; strong and lusty made, jolly and
ruddy in the face, with a large nose, William confirms the
assertion, respecting the plainness of his dress, which was a dark
brown suit, all the same colour....
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