William Godwin's Diary

Essay Against Reopening the War with France

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This work is mentioned in the diary a total of 10 times.


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Godwin, William Essay Against Reopening the War with France (1793)

Godwin protested against the declartion of war against France largely on the grounds of cost and babarity. The essay was first published in Political and Philosophical Writings , vol. 2 from MS. Abinger c. 27, fols. 33-52 where it is suggested that Godwin may have planned to publish it before seeing the essay was overtaken by events, ie the beginnings of hostilities proper.