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762. Robert Southey to John May, 23 February 1803 ⁠* 

My dear friend

Since the receipt of your last letter I have looked daily with much anxiety for farther tidings of Mrs May. [1]  that you have not told me she is better gives me, I confess, considerable apprehensions. pray give me a line. I have much to say in reply to your last – but this is not a time to write upon indifferent subjects.

God bless you & yours is the earnest wish of

your affectionate friend

Robert Southey.


Feby. 23. 1803.

Notes

* Endorsement: No. 74 1803/ Robert Southey/ No place 23d Feb/ recd. 24th do/ ansd. 25th do
MS: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin
Previously published: Charles Ramos, The Letters of Robert Southey to John May: 1797–1838 (Austin, Texas, 1976), p. 73. BACK

[1] May’s wife, Susanna Frances Livius (1767-1830). BACK

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