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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 1: 1791-1797, Edited By Lynda Pratt

107. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 13 October 1794 ⁠* 

Grosvenor Charles Bedford,

I particularly want the Minstrel — Sayers [1]  — & the two volumes of the British Album. [2]  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

Robert Southey

Monday 13 Oct. Bath.



* MS: Brown University Library
Unpublished BACK

[1] James Beattie (1735–1803; DNB), The Minstrel (1771–1774) and Frank Sayers (1763–1817; DNB), Poems (1792). BACK

[2] The British Album (1792–1793), consisting of reprints of the ‘Della Cruscan’ poets, especially Robert Merry (1752–1798; DNB). BACK

Published @ RC

March 2009