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...
190. Robert Bloomfield to Mary Lloyd Baker, 8 July 1806*
8 July 1806
To Mrs Baker
I send you the illustration to your order, and am glad to inform you in reply to your kind enquiries as to my son that since the discharge has commenced he is evidently more firm in temper, cheerfulness, and appetite, than before, the joint is less in consequence of the bursting of the swelling, and the contraction of the limb certainly not worse, but I flatter myself a little better. But I am so convinced of the long time such things take to come even partially to rights, that I have a great stock of patience, and as much hope as I dare.
Will you have the kindness to write a word to say whither Dr Crotch is in town? and if he is, where I can find him? For I think it likely that I shall take the liberty to consult him on some music. 
I shall bring you an Eolian Harp in a few weeks, and return home.
Address: Mrs L. Baker. July 8. 1806.