2056. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 9 March 1812 *
March 9. 1812
My dear Harry
I am too busy to do more than enclose the remaining half notes.
Tom will receive a parcel some ten days or fortnight hence directed to Mr Castles.  There will be xx therein a copy of my book of Bell & the Dragon  for you, & another which I shall be obliged to you to give with my compliments to Mr Bowyer. 
 The Anglican clergyman Reynold Gideon Bouyer (1741–1826; DNB), a Prebendary of Durham Cathedral 1791–1826. His A Comparative View of the two New Systems of Education of the Infant Poor, in a Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Officialty of the Dean and Chapter of Durham, at Berwick-upon-Tweed, on Tuesday, May 12, 1811 (1811) had been one of a series of writings on the Bell-Lancaster controversy noticed by Southey in Quarterly Review, 6 (August 1811), 264–304. Bouyer shared Southey’s enthusiasm for Bell and distrust of Lancaster. BACK