The system of nature, or, the laws of the moral and physical world. Translated from the French of M. Mirabaud, one of the forty members of and perpetual secretary to the French Academy. By William Hodgeson, now confined in Newgate for sedition, under a sentence of two years imprisonment, a fine of two houndred pounds and securities for two years more in four hundred pounds
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- The system of nature, or, the laws of the moral and physical world. Translated from the French of M. Mirabaud translation
Translation made during Hogson's imprisonment in Newgate. Includes the original editor's preface with the false attribution to Jean-Baptiste de Mirabaud and the author's preface. Another (identical) edition of the same translation was published by George Kearsley in London in 1797. Charles Pigott may have contributed to the translation (or may have made his own that remained unpublished). Leech, Cosmopolitanism, p. 158; Mee, Print, Publicity and Popular Radicalism, p. 143.