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...
73. Robert Bloomfield to Charles James Fox, January 1802*
To the Rt. Honble. C. J. Fox
An obscure man, who has great reason to boast of your approbation of his pieces in MS., ventures to leave in your hands, as one of his greatest triumphs, an early copy of the same pieces; and to know that you will not disdain to peruse them is an unspeakable gratification to,
Sir, your most devoted and very humble servant,
Near the Shepherd and Shepherdess City Road London