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...
231. Robert Bloomfield to Thomas Hood, 7 July 1808*
With two hundred pounds in the house, I am without money. I have in vain tried to get discounted the Bill next in date, to accommodate me in carrying on my woden trade. To beg of you to give me Thirty pounds on account I hope you will not deem an intrusion, or that under these circumstances, to want it is very wonderful. You will save my time, and otherwise particularly oblige me.
Yours Sir truly