E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
in Fieldings Joseph Andrews. A slothful, ignorant, and self-willed bigot.
Other parsons famous in story are the Rev. Micah Balwidder, the vicar of Bray, Brocklehurst, Dr. Primrose, the parson in Goldsmiths Deserted Village, the parson in Chaucers Canterbury Tales, and some others.