William Godwin's Diary


Godwin’s note suggests that Boreman is suffering from ‘deliqium’. Deliquium: Two definitions are given in the OED: Failure of the vital powers; a swoon, fainting fit. (see also introduction to Godwin's Health); and for ‘deliquescence’, the dissolving of hard body into a liquor. For more information on this term, see Godwin's health files on this website