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William Godwin: his Friends and Contemporaries
Ch. VII. 1791-1796
Eliza Wollstonecraft Bishop to Everina Wollstonecraft, 24 May 1794

Contents Vol. I
Ch. I. 1756-1785
Ch. II. 1785-1788
Ch. III. 1788-1792
Ch. IV. 1793
Ch. V. 1783-1794
Ch. VI. 1794-1796
Ch. VII. 1759-1791
Ch. VII. 1791-1796
Ch. IX. 1797
Ch. X. 1797
Ch. XI. 1798
Ch. XII. 1799
Ch. XIII. 1800
Contents Vol. II
Ch. I. 1800
Ch. II. 1800
Ch. III. 1800
Ch. IV. 1801-1803
Ch. V. 1802-1803
Ch. VI. 1804-1806
Ch. VII. 1806-1811
Ch. VIII. 1811-1814
Ch. IX. 1812-1819
Ch. X. 1819-1824
Ch. XI. 1824-1832
Ch. XII. 1832-1836
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Upton Castle, May 24th, ’94.

“. . . I believe I told you they fled from wretched France. They landed near Haverford West, and were used worse, they declare, than if they had been in Paris. The P[rimat], though he had fainted among the savages, had a stone flung at his head, and [was] guarded all night—though he expected every moment to be his last; for, in spite of the letter to Government, they were treated as Republicans. This good creature was compelled to walk three miles, though nearly fainting at every step he took, surrounded by men, women, and children, gazing, not at his pale face, but at a handkerchief that supplied the place of a wig that
the waves had stolen from him. The moment he was housed at Pembroke, all the children were admitted into the room, where he sat for many hours, his head sunk on the table, till at last he was allowed to go to bed. . . .

“He was for a year and a half concealed by friends from the Republicans, and was so narrowly watched, that neither of the brothers saw daylight during that period. They at last made their escape, merely with the hope of saving the family who had sheltered them. At fifty, it is dreadful to be snatched from the lap of abundance, for M. Graux had his carriage and every elegance of life, and to feel all the horrors of dependence in a strange country.”