1238. Robert Southey to Neville White, 24 November 1806

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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 3

1238. Robert Southey to Neville White, 24 November 1806 ⁠* 

Keswick, Nov. 24. 1806.

Dear Sir,

I have this day received the box, with your excellent brother’s papers; and am, as you may well suppose, astonished at such proofs of universal industry. I will, as soon as possible, examine them, and then write to you upon the subject. [1]  For the profile I am truly obliged to you, and have placed it over my study chimney-piece. It is now my turn to reflect, with some pride, on the justice which I did to your brother’s talents in his lifetime; that little act of justice, if it deserves to be so called, could not have afforded more gratification to him then, than it now does to me, – but that feeling is accompanied with deep regret.

Believe me, Sir,

Yours very truly,

Robert Southey


Notes

* MS: MS untraced; text is taken from John Wood Warter (ed.), Selections from the Letters of Robert Southey, 4 vols (London, 1856)
Previously published: John Wood Warter (ed.), Selections from the Letters of Robert Southey, 4 vols (London, 1856), I, p. 398. BACK

[1] See Southey to Neville White, 20 December 1806, Letter 1245. BACK

Published @ RC

August 2013

People mentioned

White, Henry Kirke (1785–1806) (mentioned 2 times)

Places mentioned

Keswick (mentioned 1 time)