Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton and Robert Bloomfield

"In addition to his income from his two books, his cobbling, and his manufacture of aeolian harps, Bloomfield also began to receive an annuity of £15 from the duke of Grafton. Characteristically, Bloomfield generously shared his income with his brother George and his mother. Bloomfield's good financial fortunes seemed to wax even further when in late 1802 the duke of Grafton appointed him to the position of undersealer in the king's bench court. ... Bloomfield was beset with other sadnesses and difficulties.

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)