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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 3

1291. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, [c. 19 March 1807] ⁠* 

My dear Wynn

My first poems are gone to the press for the fifth time. [1]  I have amended them by some omissions – having neither leisure nor inclination for any thing further.

I get on well with my S American book – the title will most probably be Brazil & Paraguay [2]  – How is your daughter? Has she yet a name or is she still in danger of limbo? [3] 



* Address: To/ C W Williams Wynn Esqr M.P./ Whitehall/ London/ Private
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: FREE/ MAR 19/ 1807
MS: National Library of Wales, MS 4812D
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Poems by Robert Southey was first published in 1797, with further editions appearing in 1800, 1801, 1806, 1808. BACK

[2] The published book was called the History of Brazil, 3 vols (1810–1819). BACK

[3] Wynn’s wife, Mary, had given birth to their first child, in January. She was named Charlotte Williams-Wynn (1807–1869; DNB). BACK

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