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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 4: 1810-1815

1738. Robert Southey to [? Unknown Correspondent], 30 January 1810 [fragment]⁠* 

[MS missing]

The first proof of Kehama [1]  went back yesterday. It was a great joy to receive it, & that joy was not a jot diminished by the certain foreknowledge that this poem will be abused without mercy by all its reviewers & seven eighths of its readers. To add to its unusualities I am [MS missing]

[MS missing] Edith is not so well, a little fever [MS obscured by binding] clamminess at night, – feverish mouth in the morning – & many [MS missing] symptoms of worms, tho we have never been able to detect any. She has [MS missing] flesh, – & tho we think her better of late, is still far from well – [MS missing] shall go to Lloyds in a week or two, & I hope change of air will do h[MS missing]

[MS missing] God bless you

RS.

Jany 30. 1810.


Notes

* MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Poet. e. 86
Unpublished. BACK

[1] The Curse of Kehama (1810). BACK

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August 2013