William Godwin's Diary


Edward Harbord, third Baron Suffield (1781–1835), speaking in the House of Commons, referred to Malthus’s doctrine that a certain quantity of vice and misery was necessary as a check upon population and suggested that this doctrine had been, in the opinion of many people well qualified to form an opinion on the subject, shaken by the elaborate work lately published by Mr Godwin.

See The Morning Chronicle, 8 June 1821.