William Godwin's Diary

Notes on Hazlitt

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24  May  1826

Godwin, William Notes on Hazlitt (1826)

William Hazlitt published The Plain Speaker in 1826. The volume included a disparaging account of Godwin's conversational skills which provoked Godwin to sit down and list evidence to the contrary (for example, 'How did I win the hearts of the cleverest women I knew? By the effect of my talk'). A sample of the notes are published in Duncan Wu's William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man , p. 384 from manuscripts held in the Houghton Library, Harvard.