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789. Robert Southey to Barbara Seton [fragment], [c. June 1803] ⁠* 

Then I have a whole thousand Portugaliana to show you, which will remind you of the past and give you subjects enough for the pencil. . .


Notes

* MS: MS untraced; text is taken from Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, ‘Robert Southey and Miss Seton’, Times Literary Supplement (1937); which describes this letter as ‘concerned almost exclusively with Miss Seton’s illness. She was going to Bath to recuperate and he [Southey] invites her to visit them at Bristol.’ Southey’s letters to Seton were advertised for sale in Kyrle Fletcher’s catalogue no. 57 (1936), Item 332. Their purchaser and current location is unknown
Previously published: Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, ‘Robert Southey and Miss Seton’, Times Literary Supplement, no. 1868 (20 November 1937), 896. BACK

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