1773. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 24 April 1810 

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

1773. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 24 April 1810 ⁠* 

My dear Grosvenor

At last you have the end of Kehama. [1]  A good many important alterations have been made in the printed copy, & one interpolation of considerable length is in my judgement among the best parts of the poem. I rather wish than expect to mend the conclusion, – to make Ereenia do something when Kehama takes the cup, – & not to seperate the Father & Daughter, – but I do not see how to do {manage} this, tho I have long been hoping some way would open upon me, – & now Time & the Printer are pressing. [2] 

Write me a line, if but a line, to say how you are –


April 24. 1810.


* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqr./ Exchequer/ [in another hand] 9 Stafford Row/ Pimlico/ J. C. Herries
Endorsement: 24 April 1810
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 24. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

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

[2] These intentions were not carried out. BACK

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August 2013

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Ballantyne, John (1774–1821) (mentioned 1 time)