William Godwin's Diary

Texts Godwin Read


Lady Venetia Digby, &c (14  May  1815) Aubrey, JohnHearne, ThomasLetters written by eminent persons in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; to which are added, Hearne's journeys to Reading, and to Whaddon Hall, the seat of Browne Willis esq., or Lives of eminent men, by John Aubrey, esq. The whole now first published from the originals in the Bodleian library and Ashmolean museum, with biographical and literary illustrations. (2 volumes) 1813
Lady Venetia Digby ( 1600-1633) was the wife of Sir Kenelm Digby ( 1603-1665).
Possibly WG reads about her in Kenelm Digby's letter book or in Aubrey's book recorded in WG's diary for 1815-05-15. See 1813-06-05 for WG's visit to both the Bodleian and the Ashmolean, where he ‘transcribe[s]' Aubrey.
WG's sale catalog lists:
Aubrey (Jo.) Lives of Eminent Men—Hearne's Journals and Letters, &c. 3 vol. (item 15).
WG's History of the Commonwealth cites:
Aubrey's Letters and Lives, Vol. II, p. 435, 436 (1:149).
Aubrey's Lives in Bodleian Letters, Vol. II, 308 (5:195).

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