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...
311. Robert Bloomfield to Joseph Weston, 19 March 1817*
March 19 1817
I write with a strangers pen, and with a precipitate hand, just to inform you that, I last night saw Dr Martin and Mr Mariner  who both intend to be with you on Sunday next, but Martin will write you more particulars before the time. I intend to be with you by the 2 Oclock Coach on Friday.
Love to Miss Weston and Hannah. Yours Sir in good health
Address:Mr Js Weston / Draper / Twickenham / Middx.
 John Martin and William Mariner, authors of Mariner's account of his shipwreck and life among the islanders of Tonga, An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, with an Original Grammar of their Language ... Compiled ... from the ... Communications of W. M. ... by J. Martin, 2 vols. (London, 1817). See Letter 278. BACK