494. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 28 February 1800 *
My dear Wynn
Your letter arrived too late to be answered by return of post. our post leaving Bristol at 4 – & the letters not being delivered in this part of the town till half after five. to Strachey therefore I must delay my intended letter.
The Review of Antenors Travels  is not mine – nor have I seen it. nor should I have praised such a book as you describe it to be. to indecency I am ever unsparingly hostile. to irreligion a candid enemy. & the mingle-mangel of French taste is my utter abhorrence.
Where shall I find you at Gloucester – & when – for I will endeavour to meet you there. direct to me No 10 Stokes Croft – Bristol.
If it be not too late, I know Lewis may have William Taylors translation of Lenora  by asking for it. his direction is Surry Street. Norwich. my balladling of Bishop Hatto  he is very welcome to – if it be worth having. it will be published in the Anthology in about four weeks – if he wishes it sooner I will copy it for him.
God bless you.
Friday. 28 Feby. 1800
* Address: To/ C W Williams Wynn Esqr/ 5. Stone Buildings/ Lincolns
Postmarks: BRISTOL/ FEB 28 1800; B/ MAR 1/ 1800
Endorsement: Feb 28 1800
MS: National Library of Wales, MS 4811D. ALS; 4p.
 Etienne-Francois de Lantier, The Travels of Antenor in Greece and Asia, 3 vols (1799), favourably noticed in Critical Review, 27 (December 1799), –376. Wynn had suggested Southey authored this review. BACK