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

1935. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 11 June 1811 ⁠* 

My dear G.

There has not been during the last three weeks one single day dry enough for hunting foxes-tails on the fells.

In two hours we start. Miserere mei! [1]  Οιμοι, οιμοι, οτοττοτοι! [2]  – I am very uncomfortable at the prospect


Tuesday June 11. 1811


* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqr
Endorsement: 11 June 1811
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 24
Unpublished. BACK

[1] ‘Have pity on me’. BACK

[2] ‘O me, o me, lackaday’. BACK

Published @ RC

August 2013