William Godwin's Diary

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Algn Sidney, çala (11  April  1822) Sidney, Algernon Unable to identify with certainty. WG may have been consulting works already read. See WG's diary for 1808-06-14, 1815-09-19, 1815-12-07.
OR possibly the following work, cited in WG's History of the Comonwealth, which he is writing at this time: Collins, Arthur (editor)Sidney, AlgernonSidney, Henry, SirSidney, Philip, SirSidney, RobertSidney, Robert, Earl of LeicesterLetters and memorials of state: in the reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, part of the reign of King Charles the Second, and Oliver's usurpation. Written and collected by Sir Henry Sydney … sir Philip Sydney, and his brother Sir Robert Sydney … , Robert, the second Earl of Leicester … , Philip Lord Viscount Lisle … , and of his brother Colonel Algernon Sydney…. Together with letters of the other ministers of state, with whom they held a correspondence … Faithfully transcribed from the originals at Penshurst Place … and from His Majesty's office of papers and records for business of state. Wherreunto is added, genealogical and historical observations; also memoirs of the lives and actions of the Sydneys, and their noble ancestors…. Collected from the records, their last wills and testaments, original papers, authentick manuscripts, and our most approved historians. By Arthur Collins, Esq., author of the Peerage of England. (2 volumes) 1746
WG has read the Sidney papers on 1808-06-14. For more information see WG's diary for 1808-05-11 and 1808-06-14.
WG's History of the Commonwealth cites:
Collins, Memoirs of the Sidneys, prefixed to the Sidney Papers, p. 148 (2:260). [re:
Algernon Sidney.]
Sidney, Discourses on Government, p. 222 (6:393).

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