"There are three possible candidates — William Lowth (1660-1732), Simon Lowth (1630-1720), and Robert Lowth (1710-87); all prolific writers on theological subjects. The reader has a free choice; Professor Haight favours the first while I incline to the last, since he engaged in controversy with Bishop Warburton, mentioned elsewhere in connection with Casaubon. But only an editorial Casaubon would wish to pursue the matter further."
W. J. Harvey, on the Lowth alluded to in chap. 37 of Middlemarch, by George Eliot. George Eliot, Middlemarch, ed. W. J. Harvey (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1965), 905 (chap. 37, note 4, from p. 409).