Grosvenor Charles Bedford,
I particularly want the Minstrel — Sayers  — & the two volumes of the British Album.  I have so often said this in letters of my wonted length & you so often overlooked it that to write merely to request them is the only means of succeeding. the
send these books to No 8 Westgate Buildings Bath. I want not the great coat nor the boots.
when they arrive you may expect a long letter from me.
yours as usual
only a little irate
Monday 13 Oct.
* MS: Brown University Library
 James Beattie (1735–1803; DNB), The Minstrel (1771–1774) and Frank Sayers (1763–1817; DNB), Poems (1792). BACK
 The British Album (1792–1793), consisting of reprints of the ‘Della Cruscan’ poets, especially Robert Merry (1752–1798; DNB). BACK