Richard Harris Barham — English Comedian born on December 06, 1788, died on June 17, 1845

Richard Harris Barham was an English cleric of the Church of England, novelist, and humorous poet. He was known better by his nom de plume Thomas Ingoldsby... (wikipedia)

Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to.
Knight without fear and without reproach.
He won't, won't he? Then bring me my boots.
His eyes so dim, so wasted each limb, that, heedless of grammar, they all cried, that's him!