William Godwin's Diary

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Cromwel, çala (8  February  1806) Although earlier biographies of Cromwell were published, WG possibly read one of the following (see his sale catalog):
Author unknownThe life of Oliver Cromwel, L. Protector of the Common-Wealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Being an account of all the battles[,] sieges, and other military atchievements wherein he was engaged in these three nations. And likewise, of his civil administration, while he had the supream government, till his death. Relating matters of fact, without partiality. 1724
Kimber, IsaacThe life of Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector of the Common-wealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Impartially collected from the best historians, and several original manuscripts. 1724
The 1742The life of Oliver Cromwell Lord-Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The fifth edition. By M. Morgan Gent. is ‘substantially the same as' the text attributed to Isaac Kimber. (WC) OR
Nickolls, John (editor)Original letters and papers of state, attributed to Oliver Cromwell; concerning the affairs of Great Britain. From the year MDCXLIX to MDCLVIII. Found among the political collections of Mr. John Milton. Now first published from the originals. 1743
WG's sale catalog lists:
Cromwell:--Life of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector, port. by Vertue 1724 (item 167).
Cromwell:--Life of Oliver Cromwell, Law Protector, by M. Morgan, Gent. made perfect by manuscript 1742 (item 169).
Cromwell:--Letters and Papers of State addressed to Cromwell, found among the Political Collections of John Milton, published by Jo. Nickolls 1743 (item 437)

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