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287. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 5 February 1798 ⁠* 

Will you fix an early day for dining at Grays Inn. We leave town next week, & as I have seen you so frequently since we have resided here, I shall of course feel much at the seperation. let me not forget to thank you for Musæus. [1] 

Edith has been very unwell – I hope better air, & regular exercise will restore her health. I suppose Grosvenor, in about a fortnight we shall be very intimate again – as we shall be a hundred miles asunder.

I wish to keep the term this week.



Monday. 5 Feby. 98.

[a sketch of a woman’s head and shoulders in an unknown hand, possibly Southey’s, is on fol 1 v]


* Address: G. C. Bedford Esqr. / Exchequer
Endorsement: 5 Feby 1798
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 23
Unpublished. BACK

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

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