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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 3

1440. Robert Southey to Thomas Southey, [3 April 1808] ⁠* 

Taunton , Sunday

My dear Tom

Here I arrived last night. Tomorrow the assizes begin & I have good chance of seeing Poole. I write to him however to say that I shall walk over to Stowey on Tuesday. Wednesday I walk back – at least this is my present arrangement, for I do not see how else to arrange about my luggage satisfactorily, or how to get a dismal bundle of dirty linen washed. Thursday I depart for Bristol & will take a coach to Danvers’s. He will I dare say have provided a bed for me somewhere in his neighbourhood. He will engage me as he pleases for the three days of my stay, - & you will I hope be well able, as well as ready, to start for Birmingham by Sundays Mail.

God bless you

RS.


Notes

* Address: To/ Lieutenant Southey/ with Charles Danvers Esqr/ Bristol / Single
Stamped: [partial] TAUNTO/ 18
MS: British Library, Add MS 30927
Unpublished.
Dating note: Dating from internal evidence, Southey arrived in Taunton on 2 April 1808. BACK

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