Dennis Potter loved his work and often quoted Cobbett's advice on writing, "Use the first words that occur to you, put down your thoughts in words just as they come". C obbett, a farmer's son, was tall and ruddy faced and described by William Hazlitt as "a pleasant, mild man". His behaviour was anything but mild, and earned him two years in Newgate prison for criminal libel. He took against many targets: the Prince Regent, Castlereagh, the Bishop of Clogher, rotten boroughs and corrupt politicians among them.
He was a tireless campaigner against poverty and its causes. H is book Grammar Of The English Language sold out all copies within a fortnight and his latter books sold more than two million copies. S hortly before he died, in aged 72, Cobbett was planning to write a play. Baron Macaulay said by then that Cobbett's paranoia had developed to the point of insanity.
The play was going to be called Bastards in High Places. It's unlikely that the William Cobbett pub in Farnham will be thronged with his fans today and few of us may rush to read or re-read Rural Rides. But the next time you hear the phrase "red herring" you can think of him. Modern linguists say it was most likely a literary device invented by Cobbett in We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future.
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