976. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 18 August 1804 *
We have had so much rain that fine weather may almost be calculated upon. – Cross the sands from Lancaster, if the weather be fair, & be sure you do not attempt it in misty weather or without a guide. see Furness Abbey & come by Conistone Lake to Ambleside. from thence make for the Royal Oak at Keswick, there put up your gig, & make somebody bring up the seat here & show you the way – it is not a five minutes walk.
The letter <delay> of the letter was my fault.  it was left in my desk instead of on it.
The 15th sheet of Madoc  this evening. I have now fairly got thro my difficulty & am travelling over the old beaten road.
God bless you
Saturday Aug 18. 1804.
xxx xxx/ I trouble you with the inclosed 
 Southey’s last letter to Wynn had been started and then forgotten about for some time; see Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, [begun before, and continued on] 2 August 1804, Letter 972. BACK