The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Two

Robert Southey was one of the best-known, controversial and innovative writers in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Based upon extensive new archival research, this Collected edition makes available for the first time all his surviving letters, freshly edited, annotated and introduced. Part Two covers 1798-1803, a turbulent and crucial time for Southey. It encompasses his public and private responses to Lyrical Ballads (1798); his reaction to the rise of Napoleon and the continuing conflict between Britain and revolutionary France; his second and final visit to Portugal and the resultant hardening of his anti-Catholicism; his unhappy stint as a secretary to the Irish Chancellor Isaac Corry, and his emotional bludgeoning by the deaths in relentless succession between 1801-1803 of three Margarets, his cousin, mother and first child.

575a. Robert Southey to Manuel do Cenáculo, Bishop of Beja, 11 April 1801⁠ 

August, 2011

575a. Robert Southey to Manuel do Cenáculo, Bishop of Beja, 11 April 1801⁠* 

Muito excellente Senhor, Não podemos certamente deixar passar esta occasião; para exprimir á sua Exceléncia, quanto sentemos os favores recebidos em Beja, tambem a grande vantagem, que achamos da sua recommendação, tendo sido muito bem servido hoje; e o Snr João da Palma nós mostrado as curiosidades deste sitio.

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