963. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 13 July 1804 

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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 3

963. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 13 July 1804 ⁠* 

Grosvenor I am very uneasy at receiving no tidings of or from you – or Horace. write – if only to tell me the reason of your silence.

Somewhat oddly it has happened that I have been told here by one who professed to know accurately, & perhaps had the means of knowing, that your father is worth one & twenty thousand pounds. It was Sharp who said this, & as if on Isaac Reids [1]  authority.

pray write!


July 13. 1804. Keswick


* Address: To/ G.C. Bedford Esqr/ Exchequer/ Westminster/ Single
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E/ JUL16/1804
Endorsement: 13 July 1804
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 23. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Isaac Reed (1742–1807; DNB), a conveyancer, editor and literary historian. He was the author of Biographia Dramatica, or, a Companion to the Playhouse (1782) and editor of Shakespeare’s plays. A friend of Sharp, both men were members of the Unincreasable Club in Holborn. BACK

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