1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Godwin

Reginald Heber to John Thornton, 29 February 1800; in Life of Reginald Heber (1830) 1:13.



I believe you will remember young Bowler the baker, how he used always to read in his cart. I examined his books some days ago, and found they were Volney, Voltaire, and Godwin. These are the fruits of circulating libraries.