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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 3

1289. Robert Southey to Samuel Reid, 15 March 1807 ⁠* 

Keswick. March 15. 1807.

Dear Reid

As I do not know whether you are still at Liverpool or not, – & consequently whether this may reach you, all I will say is – that if you can find leisure to pass a few weeks at Keswick I shall be very, very, glad to see you, & show you this beautiful country. We have a boat which it is time to launch for the fine weather season, – the summit of Skiddaw is less than three hours walk from our door, – & you will find store of books for wet weather. – The long coach sleeps at Kendal, which is thirty miles from hence – in the course of which you pass by the side of four Lakes. If you are as good a walker as you used to be this will be no very hard days walk – if it is too much, the coach goes on to Penrith which is only 17 1/2 , & in that case Keswick Lake will be the first you will see.

Edith & Mrs Lovell desire to be remembered to you.

Yrs very truly

Robert Southey


Notes

* Address: To/ Mr Samuel Reid/ Liverpool
Endorsement: 1807./ Rt Southey/ Keswick/ 12/22 March/ inviting me to Keswick/[illegible word] 22 March
MS: University of Rochester, Rare Books Library, A.S727 1:2
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