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...
211. Robert Bloomfield to Mary Lloyd Baker, 8 August 1807*
City Road, Saturday Afternoon
I must be a day later than I intended, for the Stroud Water Coach goes on Sunday and Tuesday, and not on Monday. I therefore choose Tuesday, and think it advisable to acquaint you with the fresh determination. We have here allmost for the first time this summer, some fine showers, and all my families of cabbages and French Beans are rejoicing in it.—
Yours Madam truly