Richard Graves

(1715—1804) writer and translator

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wrote successful novels, verses, and articles, and is now chiefly remembered for his lively novel The Spiritual Quixote, or the Summer's Ramble of Mr Geoffry Wildgoose (1773). The eccentric Methodist Wildgoose travels, with many ludicrous adventures, through the West Country and to the Peak District, encountering (and refuting) everywhere the ‘enthusiasm’ of the new Methodists. His other works include Columella (1779), a novel based on his friend Shenstone.

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