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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 3

1182. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 18 May [1806] ⁠* 

My dear Wynn

Formidable as your office is to a stray foreigner, I shall yet on this occasion venture to crave a passport for one poor Spaniards Letter to his printer. [1]  Send it for me to the Twopenny Post.

It would do your heart good to see how beautiful this country is in this beautiful weather. There is quite a pleasure in being alive at such a season. I am more idle than I ought to be for sheer happiness – yet am I getting on, & my summer campaign is likely to be a very busy one.

God bless you


Sunday May 18.

Tell me if Longman has sent you the Joan of Arc. [2] 


* Address: To/ C W Williams Wynn Esqr M. P./ Whitehall/ London/ Private
Postmark: FREE/ MAR22/ 1806
MS: National Library of Wales MS 4812D
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Southey’s Letters from England by Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella. Translated from the Spanish (1807). BACK

[2] The third edition of Southey’s poem, Joan of Arc, was published in 1806. BACK

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