647. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 6 January 1802 *
My dear Harry
You will be shocked at this event. to us who have borne all the preparations & seen all – it was most desirable. the funeral will be early on Friday. it hurts me that I cannot send her to the grave of her family. 
God bless you Harry. I am glad that you were not here. a death bed is bad enough for a stranger to witness – you could only have given & received pain.
I must not omit that in the whole illness there has she displayed a calmness – a suppression of complaint – a tenderness towards all around her quite accordant with her whole life. it is a heavy loss – I did not know how severe the blow was – till it came –
God bless you
yrs very affectionately
Robert Southey.Jany. 6 . 1802.
her release was yesterday afternoon.