1969. Robert Southey to Walter Savage Landor, 19 October 1811

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1969. Robert Southey to Walter Savage Landor, 19 October 1811 ⁠* 

Keswick. Oct. 19. 1811.

Send Count Julian as soon as you please to Mr Murray, Fleet Street, & he will be your publisher. [1] 

I told him that I should recommend it to you to print only 250 copies, – because the play would be highly admired by the few, but probably not popular, – being too good for the many. – In the latter part of t part of this opinion I may be mistaken, – so much the better; in the first I cannot.

I write in haste not to lose a single post. – A large portion of Pelayo [2]  will set off tomorrow in quest of a frank.



* Address: To/ Walter Savage Landor Esqr./ Lanthony/ Abergavenny
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
MS: National Art Library, London, MS Forster 48 D.32 MS 20. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Southey had written to Murray on Landor’s behalf recommending his tragedy Count Julian. This was published by Murray in 1812; see Southey to John Murray, 10 October 1811, Letter 1963. BACK

[2] The early incarnation of Roderick, the Last of the Goths (1814). BACK

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