2431. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 30 May 1814 *
My dear Grosvenor
I give in no account of income as arising from the profits of authorship either here or elsewhere, – in fact, I subsist by borrowing in advance upon those profits, – Longman has my books in his hands, & answers my drafts, – the books are his security, & I am at this time indebted to him of more than about 300 £. & the profits having never yet kept pace with the debt, – except while the Register  continued. My income was given in first as arising from Wynn  – afterwards as commuted for the pension,  & for th two or three years past no annual paper has been sent me. 
Youthhead  is a genuine old word, & useful as distinguished from a youth.
Your question about the income has made me somewhat uneasy –
May 30 1814
* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqre/ 9. Stafford Row/ Buckingham
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E/ 2 JU 2/ 1814
Endorsement: 30 May 1814
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 25. ALS; 2p.