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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


* 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Unpublished.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