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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 3

1505. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 10 September 1808 ⁠* 

Dear Grosvenor

Send the first Kehama to Tom as soon as you can spare it, & send but one at a time, – because sailors have not many pleasures, & it will be a great one to him whenever one of these packets arrives. –  [1]  The third quam celerrime [2] 

God bless you


Mr Catton, [3]  Henry Whites tutor dines here tomorrow.

Sept 10. 1808.


* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqr/ [in another hand] 9 Stafford Place/ Pimlico
Endorsement: 10 Sept 1808
MS: Bodleian Library, Eng. Lett. c. 24
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Southey was sending his brother Thomas drafts of The Curse of Kehama (1810). BACK

[2] ‘As quickly as possible’. BACK

[3] Thomas Catton (1758–1838; DNB), tutor of St John’s College, Cambridge, praised in Southey’s Remains of Henry Kirke White, of Nottingham (1807) for his fatherly solicitude towards White. BACK

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