Richard Watson

(1737—1816) bishop of Llandaff

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from 1782 bishop of Llandaff, wrote a notable Apology for Christianity (1776) and an Apology for the Bible (1796). Wordsworth's Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff, not published until 1876, was a reply to Watson's sermon on ‘The Wisdom and Goodness of God in having made both Rich and Poor’.

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