(1746–1821), English author. He claimed in his anonymous Tour in Quest of Genealogy through Several Parts of Wales to own a manuscript of Shakespeare's autobiography in Anne Hathaway's handwriting, from which this work quotes. The quoted passages, however, are hardly to be taken seriously, and the whole section seems to be a satirical allusion to the Shakespearian forgeries of William Henry Ireland.
From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.