1744. Robert Southey to John Murray, 9 February 1810 *
Your parcel containing Capt Foots  pamphlet arrived in seasonable time. Lord Nelsons Article  will be ready in a few days, – nearly indeed as soon as your answer informs me how to direct it. The book, tho so carefully packed, arrived broken-back’d by its own weight. Mole ruit sua  may truly be applied to a volume so ponderous & unmanageable. 
I shall be obliged to you to let me see Barrys Hist. of the Orkneys,  & the Account of the Faroe Isles,  – newly advertised. These books will enable me to give a better account of that upon the Zetlands. 
Yrs truly & with respect
* Address: To/ Mr Murray/ Fleet Street/ London.
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E / 12 FE 12/ 1810
Endorsement: 1810 Feb[MS torn] Keswick/ Southey R –
MS: National Library of Scotland, MS 42550. ALS; 2p.
 George Hammond (1763–1853; DNB), Minister-Plenipotentiary to the United States 1791–1795, Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office 1795–1806, 1807–1809. It was at a dinner party at Hammond’s London home that Canning had first mooted the idea for the Quarterly Review. BACK
 Edward James Foote (1767–1833; DNB), Captain Foote’s vindication of his conduct, when captain of His Majesty’s ship Sea-horse, and senior officer in the Bay of Naples, 1799. Second edition, with observations on J. S. Clarke’s and J. M. Arthur’s Life of Lord Nelson, and a previous correspondence on that subject (1810). BACK
 Southey’s review of John Charnock (1756–1806; DNB), Biographical Memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson, &c., &c., &c.; with Observations, Critical and Explanatory (1806); James Harrison (d. 1847), The Life of Lord Nelson (1806); T. O. Churchill (fl. 1800–1823), The Life of Lord Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronté, &c (1808); and James Stanier Clarke (c. 1765–1834; DNB) and John McArthur (1755–1840; DNB), The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. from his Lordship’s Manuscripts (1809); see Quarterly Review, 3 (February 1810), 218–262. It was later expanded into a full-scale Life of Nelson (1813). BACK