824. Robert Southey to Thomas Southey, 19 August  *
I have hardly heart to write to you Tom. my poor child is going after our poor mother. & I should be truly miserable without the full faith & conviction that she is going to her & that I also shall one day join them. there is no possibility of her recovery. the disease is water on the brain. thank God she is quite insensible. by the time this reaches you you may conclude that all is over.
God bless you my dear Tom
Friday Aug. 19.