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William Godwin: his Friends and Contemporaries
Ch. XI. 1824-1832
Edward Bulwer Lytton to William Godwin, 1 April 1830

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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April 1, 1830.

My Dear Sir,—In an article in the N. M. Magazine, called the ‘Lounger,’ you will see the few observations I have made on your book. My desire was, not to praise it, so much as to tempt
others to read it. I should have said much more, had I not heard there was to be a review by some other person in the same number. I perceive that there is one. You will forgive the frankness with which I have said I differ from you on some points, and you will smile at the freedom with which the disciple of one school talks of the ‘errors’ of the master of another.

“I am happy to hear on all sides the praises and increasing popularity of your book, ‘Cloudesley.’ Bentley told me it was selling surprisingly well, and I hear in another quarter that the sale has already far surpassed that of ‘Mandeville.’

“I trust you will find all this true, and with great respect and increased admiration, believe me, my dear Sir, very sincerely yours,

E. L. Bulwer.”