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

2171. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 3 November 1812 ⁠* 

Dear Grosvenor

I had a daughter born yesterday, & all’s well.

You may keep these mss. [1]  as long as you please. Show them to Gifford & report to me his remarks. And when you have entirely done with them, consign them over to the Doctor.

Sendez-vous me some money as soon as you can, for I am pauperrimus [2] 


Nov 3. 1812.


* Endorsement: 3 Nov. 1812
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 24
Unpublished. BACK

[1] A MS draft of part of Roderick, the Last of the Goths (1814). BACK

[2] Southey was ‘very poor’ because of his difficulties in getting payment from John Ballantyne for his work on the Edinburgh Annual Register. BACK

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