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...
17. Robert Bloomfield to Elizabeth Glover, 3 October *
Rejoice with me — mr Capell Lofft as taken me in hand, & my poor Poems will see the light of day. O happy time — thank the Giver!
Dearest Mother — I trust I shall be abel to do you some Good, pleas God. If I can assist you with some comforts my soul will rejoice.
When my Book is publishe'd I will come to you and embrace you. Until then — with best love to all — not forgetting Mrs Eliots and the rest — Heaven bless them. believe me,
Your own son