620. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 23 October [1801] 

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620. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 23 October [1801] ⁠* 

My dear Grosvenor

In all hurry am I setting off for London, viâ Keswickiæ. pray you write by return to Keswick, to tell me whether I may drive at once to your Crown Street apartments, & calculate upon a nights housing there, if we arrive too late to lodge ourselves. – I remember the name Toon by Butlerian association [1]  – but am not sure if it be in Crown Street. – nor if you still sojourn there.

We – that is Mr Corry & his Secretaryship [2]  – set off this morning in a Parkgate [3]  packet – I momently expect the summons –

Grosvenor good bye

R Southey.


Friday. 23 October

Dublin Castle


Notes

* Endorsments: 23 Octor 1801; 23. Oct 1801
MS: Bodleian Library, Eng. Lett. c. 23
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Possibly the clergyman Joseph Butler (1692-1752; DNB), whose writings were an important influence on David Hartley (1707-1757; DNB) and his associationist psychology. BACK

[2] Southey himself, as secretary to Isaac Corry. BACK

[3] Port on the River Dee. BACK

Published @ RC

August 2011