E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Good Hater (A).
I love a good hater. I like a man to be with me or against me, either to be hot or cold. Dr. Johnson called Bathurst the physician a good hater, because he hated a fool, and he hated a rogue, and he hated a Whig; he, said the Doctor, was a very good hater.