Sir Roger de Coverley
An imaginary character by Addison; type of a benevolent country
gentleman of the eighteenth century. Probably the model was William
Boevey, lord of the manor of Flaxley.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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