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

2503. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 18 November 1814 ⁠* 

My dear G.

Drop the inclosed for me on your way to Stafford Row. – I think you had better delay your reviewal of Roderick till the number after next; [1]  – first because it may stand in the way of He the Docstors book; – there may be an objection to have the name of Southey at the head of two articles: & a good word in that quarter may be to him of essential advantage. I can wait without impatience & without injury. And secondly there should be but one poetical figurante in a number, & it is Wordsworths turn to figure first [2]  – Remember I am very very solicitous that the Docstor should have a lift – [3] 

I have a good story for you of Mrs C’s. signal to the General for a boat.

RS.

18 Nov 1814.


Notes

* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqre/ Exchequer.
Endorsement: 18 Novr 1814
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 25
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Bedford’s review of Roderick, the Last of the Goths (1814) appeared in Quarterly Review, 13 (April 1815), 83–113. BACK

[2] Lamb’s review of Wordsworth’s The Excursion (1814) appeared in Quarterly Review, 12 (October 1814), 100–111. BACK

[3] No review of Henry Herbert Southey’s Observations on Pulmonary Consumption (1814) appeared in the Quarterly. BACK

Published @ RC

August 2013