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...
26. Capel Lofft to George Bloomfield, 19 March 1800*
Troston 19 Mar: 1800
I have the pleasure to inform you that your Brother's Poem will speedily be introduced to Lord Thurlow. This I greatly wished and had been endeavouring: but I am happy by a letter receivd this evening to learn that it is in a train of being done from another quarter.
I remain yours, with great esteem,
Your brother, were he in the country, would sympathise with the lambs and their poor mothers. This is a dreadfully trying season for them.
Address: Mr. Geo. Bloomfield