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679. Robert Southey to Charles Danvers, 24 May [1802] ⁠* 

Monday 24 May.

My dear Danvers

Our places are taken in the one pound three-night coach for tomorrow. at four in the afternoon we get in at our own door – and I should hope that before three o clock on Wednesday a Bristol Hackney Coach may set us down at yours. We are heartily rejoiced at leaving London – tho I leave books enough & friends enough to regret.

I have enquired about Kings instruments they cost 2.18–0 – but the maker had none made, nor could he make any in time for my departure. I did not venture to order them as that may at any time be done by letter.

We were foolish and faulty in not recollecting to send the cushion by Martha [1]  – this fine weather makes us remember it. Our love to Mrs D

God bless you –

Yrs affectionately

Robert Southey


Will you let them know in Stokes Croft that Mrs Lovell is coming.


Notes

* MS: Bertram R. Davis Collection, University of Waterloo Library, Waterloo, Ontario; a copy in another hand is in British Library, Add MS 30928
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Probably Southey’s sister-in-law Martha Fricker. BACK

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