Part Four, covering the period 1810-1815, was a crucial one for Southey’s career and reputation. It has, however, never before been fully documented or fully understood. By 1810 he was established in Keswick...
109. Robert Bloomfield to George Bloomfield, 27 May 1803*
Friday Afternoon May 27 1803
The parcell is arive'd.—thank you—
No news yet from Hadleigh.—
I am not well; and one of my plagues shall vanish tomorrow night: I will Seal the last Writ tomorrow night at 7 O'clock—This is Consular language, you will say.—
No Duke yet.—Allen grows worse and worse; Another 4 months such as I have past might perhaps indeed drive me mad. but I value my own peace.—and I value the worlds applause; more than its pity and therefore says I to the Lawyers 'Good bye'