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...
398. Thomas Moore to Hannah Bloomfield, 3 October 1824*
Shepperton Cottage, Hayes
October 3rd. 1824
When W. Rogers was down in this neighbourhood he kindly undertook to transmit a letter of thanks to you from me, for the very great favour you conferred upon me in sending me your brother's Poems—but, by some mistake, he left without taking the letter with him, and I have since deferred my acknowledgements till I am heartily ashamed of myself—not having your address, I shall take my chance of this letter reaching you through the publisher of the Poems, and trust you will believe, notwithstanding my long silence, that I have duly felt the distinction with which you honoured me, and that I am, dear Madam,
Your obliged & faithful servant