Capel Lofft and Robert Bloomfield

"In November 1798, however, George [Bloomfield] showed the manuscript [The Farmer's Boy] to Capel Lofft, the radical editor and writer and a prominent figure in Suffolk society, who liked it well enough to make grammatical and orthographical amendments to the text and shepherd the poem into print along with his own evaluative preface. The publishers Vernor and Hood agreed to publish The Farmer's Boy, but it did not begin to appear in shops until March 1800." (ODNB)