1376. Robert Southey to Messrs Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 8 November 1807 

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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 3

1376. Robert Southey to Messrs Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 8 November 1807 ⁠* 

Dear Sir

If Mr Wynn’s copy of Palmerin [1]  has not been sent to him, I will beg you to send it to Sir Watkin Wynns in St James Square, with directions to be forwarded to him by the first opportunity. – Have the goodness also to send in my name, Amadis, Palmerin, Espriella, Thalaba, & the Annual Anthology [2]  to Miss Barker, Congreve, Penkridge, Staffordshire.

It is perhaps too soon to enquire concerning the sale of Espriella. I wish it may be such as may encourage me to bring him over again to England, – having {for I have} ample materials for two volumes more. [3] 

Yrs truly

R Southey.

Nov. 8. 1807.


Notes

* Address: To/ Messrs Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme
MS: Fales Library, New York University
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Palmerin of England; by Francisco de Moraes. Corrected by Robert Southey from the Original Portugueze (1807). BACK

[2] Southey’s translation of the Spanish romance Amadis of Gaul (1803), Thalaba the Destroyer (1801), The Annual Anthology (1799 and 1800). BACK

[3] Letters from England by Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella. Translated from the Spanish (1807). Although Letters from England initially sold well, with a second edition required by 1808, a follow up did not appear. BACK

Published @ RC

August 2013