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282. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [c. 8 January 1798] ⁠* 

Mr & Mrs. Southey request the favour of Mr Bedfords company to dinner on Wednesday next, at 4.

Monday morning.

Mr Southey is obliged to Mr Bedford for keeping his Musæus [1]  till it becomes valuable from its antiquity. he hopes Mr Bedford has taken the precaution to bind it in Russia to preserve it from the moths.

12 Lambs Conduit Street


Notes

* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqr/ Exchequer
Postmark: [partial] 2 o’Clock/ 8 JAN/ 98 A
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 23
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Grosvenor Charles Bedford had published a translation of Musaeus (fl. c. early 6th century), The Loves of Hero and Leander in 1797. BACK

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August 2011