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...
365. Robert Bloomfield to John May, 4 December 1822*
Shefford, Decm. 4th. 1822
To Mr May.
Your messenger has just brought me the promised copy of my stray production relating to [hole in MS] Eolian Harp,  I think I shall certainly reprint it, but whether such a thing is worthy of a subscription I doubt much, but at all events you shall have a new copy in exchange; but you must have patience, a printers, or authors patience; and that is saying a great deal. I thank you sir, for this mark of attention,
And am Sir
Your Obed Sert
Address: Mr May. / Ampthill.