1715, May 41804, Nov 23
an English minister, poet, and novelist. He served as rector of Claverton, near Bath, and was an enthusiastic collector of poems, a translator, essayist and correspondent. His best-known work is the picaresque novel, The Spiritual Quixote (1773); this was a satire of John Wesley, George Whitefield, and Methodism in general, which he saw as a threat to his Anglican congregation. He also wrote numerous poems and several plays.
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