1834 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Farmer

Samuel Egerton Brydges, in Autobiography (1834) 1:64.



I do not recollect what part [in the Rowley Controversy] Dr. Farmer took; probably the contrary side; but Farmer was complacent and indolent, and sat surrounded by his cats and his books, and lost in his own bibliographical amusements: he was lax in his discipline, and good-natured in his manners.