(1786–1855) Journalist; father of Coventry Patmore, and a close friend of Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt. He edited the New Monthly Magazine, 1841–53, and published My Friends and Acquaintances (1854), a lively, unreliable account of Lamb, Hazlitt, Thomas Campbell, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and others. He parodied the prose of Hazlitt, Lamb, and John Wilson in his Rejected Articles (1826). Many intimate letters in Hazlitt's Liber Amoris are addressed to him.
From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.