William Godwin's Diary

Hints for an essay on leisure

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4  October  1824

Godwin, William Hints for an essay on leisure (1824)

This matches MS. Abinger c. 27, fols. 1-2, ‘Hints for an Essay on Leisure. Sep. 30, 1824’, paper watermarked 1824, 2 leaves, with one discrepancy: in the diary it is dated 4 October 1824. Godwin argues that three or four hours a day should be fixed for labour and the rest of the time spent with family (to 'cherish the domestic affections'), in the public house ('a theatre of eager and earnest discussion') and in becoming a good and active citizen.