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...
114. Robert Bloomfield to Thomas Hill[18 August 1803]*
Though I have left my Brother's Dramatic pastoral  with you last night I regretted that I did not wait and express my gratitude for your offer of trying its merits, and your still more valuable offer of your interest in case of its being worthy. I write now lest you might think me indifferent as to its success. I do certainly think that much of the animation in some of the speeches is the general animation of the Nation, and that if they were spoken to an audience they would be felt.
It is not my province to judge, but as you gaind reputation by fostering the Farmer's Boy, I wish you a further acquisition, at all events remaining Sir, most truly,