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...
309. Robert Bloomfield to Hannah Bloomfield, 17 February 1817*
Shefford. Feb 17. 1817
My Dear Girl.
I am, after all this writing to Master Hawyes and Mr Weston, driven into candle light on Monday night, and therefore cannot write so freely as I otherwise would.—
I shall not be immediately forced to send to Suffolk, for money, perhaps not at all.—I enclose you two pounds as a momentary help; I know it is not enough, but you will reason on the matter and pocket it till you can get somthing better.—
A second Edition of Davy is printing.—Neighbour peppercorn lately sent me a Note saying that I should recieve by his cart 2 [illegible word] Bushels of Coals as a present from some one, and that I might hear afterwards who was the donor. At present I have not learnt, but think it is Mr Forster of Biggleswade.—
Address: Miss Bloomfield / Twickenham