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

1942. Robert Southey to Walter Savage Landor, 2 August 1811 ⁠* 

Bristol. Aug. 2. 1811.

We arrived here yesterday, – being two days later than I had intended. I must away to Taunton upon some business of no very pleasant nature, [1]  – but on Monday se’nnight, that is – Monday the 12th we purpose setting off for the vale of Ewias, – where I hope we shall arrive about night fall. – Let me have a line to say whether you can receive us at that time; – two days I can remain at Lanthony on the third we must reach Ludlow. Weary of London & hating all large towns, it will refresh me, both soul & body, to breathe the air of the mountains once more.

God bless you

R Southey.


Notes

* Address: To/ Walter Savage Landor Esqr/ Lanthony/ Abergavenny.
Postmark: [partial] STOL/ AUG
MS: National Art Library, London, MS Forster 48 D.32 MS 16
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Business connected to the death and Will of Thomas Southey. BACK

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