Coverley, Sir Roger de

Coverley, Sir Roger de

ideal, early 18th-century squire. [Br. Lit.: “Spectator” in Wheeler, 85]

Coverley, Sir Roger de

soul of amiability. [Br. Lit.: The Spectator, Walsh Modern, 108]
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Coverley, Sir Roger de Fictional character, devised by Joseph Addison, who portrayed him as the ostensible author of papers and letters that were published in Addison and Richard Steele's influential periodical Spectator, The.