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...
30. Robert Bloomfield to Elizabeth Glover, May 1800*
I am safe in London, and have had several bitts of good fortune; I yesterday had a present of a guinea from a gentleman, a Mr Vaughn, who had read my book, and had desir'd the publisher to send me to his house, I write now to Mr Lofft, and Mr Gedge.
Remember me kindly to my Father,
Your affectionate Son