2292. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 21 August 1813

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

2292. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 21 August 1813 ⁠* 

Saturday – Aug 21. 1813.

My dear Harry

I am weary of waiting, & therefore in xxx expectation that the lump on my eye lid will disperse in the meantime, I have taken my place in Thursdays mail, the coach from here to Penrith serving on Wednesday. So, Deo volente, [1]  I shall breakfast with your Lordship on this day week. Will you Let my Uncle know this by twopenny post, & you will save him ten pence, at the cost of only the paper to yourself.

I am “at the receipt of custom” [2]  – this being the full Laking season. This evening, Professor Monk [3]  came here with some travelling companion.



* Address: To/ Dr Southey,/ 28. Queen Anne Street, West,/ London
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E/ 24 AU 24/ 1813
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Don. d. 3. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] i.e. ‘God willing’. BACK

[2] Matthew 9: 9. BACK

[3] James Henry Monk (1784–1856; DNB), who had been elected Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge in 1809. His travelling companion is unidentified. BACK

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August 2013

People mentioned

Hill, Herbert (c. 1749–1828) (mentioned 1 time)