1826 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Farmer

Anonymous, "Doctor Farmer's Preaching" Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction 7 (21 January 1826) 48.



Doctor Farmer, in preaching, was so loud and hurried in his enunciation, and so violent in his starting off, as to make nervous people start. As a proof of his hurrying manner in the pulpit, he used to relate, that having been to preach at Huntingdon, on his return, riding over the bridge, he heard a man say to his companion, "Aye, there he goes; if he rides as fast as he preaches, he will soon be at Cambridge."