William Godwin's Diary

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Mandeville, p. 92 (19  August  1794) Mandeville, BernardThe fable of the bees: or, private vices, publick benefits. 1714
WG reads more than one volume (see 1794-09-11) of this work. The first two-volume edition was published in 1772 as The fable of the bees: or private vices, public benefits; in two volumes: with An essay on charity and charity-schools: and A search into the nature of society: to which is added a vindication of the book from the aspersions contained in a presentation of the grand jury of Middlesex, and an abusive letter to the Lord C---.

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