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

2242. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 7 April 1813 ⁠* 

April 7. 1813

My dear R.

You will get my Nelson [1]  I hope next week. The inclosed letter for Bedford  [2]  contains the price of its copy right according to Murrays original agreement. 105 £. But as the work (between him & the printer [3]  rather than me) appears as two volumes instead of one, he engages handsomely enough when it reaches a second edition, [4]  to pay me a similar sum. –

This present sum I send to Grosvenor B. that he may add to it from my forth-coming Exch: receipt enough to {make up the} purchase of 200 3 per cents. – It is better to begin to nx accumulate late than never, – & if I live & continue to enjoy health & eye sight, I doubt not but that, with Gods blessing, I shall do well for my family at last.

I doubt my journey southward must be deferred till the fall: – a xxxxxx delay to which I yield with less reluctance, because my Uncle has an inmate (his sister Miss Tyler) whose presence would keep me from his house.

God bless you

RS.

Remember us to Mrs R.


Notes

* Address: To/ J Rickman Esqre
Endorsement: Fr./ RS./ 7. April 1813
MS: Huntington Library, RS 204
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Southey’s Life of Nelson (1813). BACK

[2] See Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 7 April 1813, Letter 2240. BACK

[3] James Moyes (d. 1839), of Greville St, Hatton Garden, London. BACK

[4] The Life went into a second edition in 1814. BACK

Published @ RC

August 2013