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632. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [28 November 1801] ⁠* 

I am uneasy Grosvenor at hearing nothing of you since the Mondays message – give if me a line to say how you are – if you were a King or an Opera singer I should see your daily state of health gazetted & paragraphed – do let me know something about you. I would have been over if it had been in my power –

Make my respects – to all your good family I was going to say but Carlo Collins came into my head & damned the phrase. [1]  so remember me to your father & mother & Horace – does [MS obscured] never come to town?

yrs

R Southey.


Saturday morning.

Notes

* Address: To/ G C Bedford Esqr/ Brixton Causeway
Postmark: 2o’Clock / 28 NO/ 1801 EV
Endorsement: 28 Novr 1801
MS: Bodleian Library, Eng. Lett. c. 23
Unpublished. BACK

[1] The salutation ‘to all your good family’ had been repeated ad nauseam in correspondence with Collins; see Southey and Grosvenor Charles Bedford to Charles Collins, 26 September 1793, The Collected Letters of Robert Southey. Part 1, Letter 58. BACK

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