John Caryll

(1625—1711) poet and politician

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author of a tragedy, The English Princess: or The Death of Richard III (1667), and a comedy, Sir Salomon (1670). His nephew, also John Caryll (?1666–1736), was a friend and correspondent of Pope, to whom he suggested the subject of The Rape of the Lock.

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