Sat. 19 Oct: 1799
I mean to return to you by tomorrows post the two proofs I
received yesterday evening of the Farmers Boy.
I think they will interest you as they have done with me upon
reperusal, ever encreasingly. But I think also that you will agree with me that
the Note in the 2d sheet ought to be taken from the foot of
the pages, both on account of typographical beauty & the continuity of
the Poem. I had made a memorandum when I sent the MS requesting attention to
this circumstance before.
I remain Dear Sir yours sincerely
I can with difficulty imagine what London must be if so deluged with rain as
we are in the country.
Pizarro  has its usual fortune on the bury boards and has filled the
house to overflowing. So overflowingly that [word cut off] Daughter
& Son & I with Mr walker & other friends found, as
did hundreds more, that we could not get in on Wednesday.