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

2486. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 14 October [1814] ⁠* 

My dear Grosvenor

Will you transmit the mss. [1]  to Streatham per Docstorum – or mount Orelio [2]  & carry it there yourself.

I have been ten days from home & am returned now, on my return, fairly sat down to the winters campaign. – When shall I see Barre’s remains? [3]  – You are more sanguine respecting Roderick than I am.

in haste

RS.

Keswick. 14 Oct.


Notes

* Endorsements: 14 Oct 1814; With 1st Chapter of 2 Vol: of History of Brazil; 14 . Octr 1814
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 25
Unpublished. BACK

[1] The MS was the first chapter of the second volume of the History of Brazil, published in 1817. BACK

[2] A war horse in Roderick, the Last of the Goths (1814), Book 25. BACK

[3] Grosvenor Bedford’s Letters and Miscellaneous Papers … With a Memoir of His Life (1814) of his cousin Barré Charles Roberts, who had died in 1810 aged 21. It was reviewed by Southey in the Quarterly Review, 12 (January 1815), 509–519. BACK

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