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...
363. Robert Bloomfield to George Bloomfield, 24 October 1822*
I have lost both my sons  from my fireside, and though they are not buried I miss them sorely, and feel as if I had killd them both, and I cannot yet get over it! This job has helpt to involve me in difficulties which time and patience alone can rub away. I have had much agitation and much sorrow of late from various causes which it would be here impossible to enumerate. My sight fails me greviously, and I think somtimes that of us two, I have the worst of it as to bodily infirmity. But I have still hope, and that is my chief comfort, I must be short.
Love to all your Brother,