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...
43. Robert Bloomfield to George Bloomfield, [November 1800]*
I send, in the deuce of a Hurry, a small Dutch cheese for my Mother; and as the packet contains a letter for sister Isaac, should be glad to have it at Honington as soon as possible. How do you come on with Smy? I am up to my backside in business; at Eleven on Saturday I must sit still to be stared at by the famous painter Edredge.  Who would not be a poet? I am realy almost sick of all that belongs to it=ecept the profits; well said interest.