in Fielding's Joseph Andrews. A slothful, ignorant, and self-willed bigot. Other parsons famous in story are the Rev. Micah Balwidder, the vicar of Bray, Brocklehurst. Dr. Primrose, the parson in Goldsmith's Deserted Village, the parson in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and some others.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894