833. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, [2 September 1803] *
We took a more inland route than I had purposed for the sake of resting a few days half way with Miss Barker – a help the more needful as Edith had a very severe attack of fever before we departed. this leads me unluckily out of the line of Chester.
I will write on our arrival at Keswick. my spirits have received a stunning blow – & tho I can now be chearful God only knows when I shall again be happy.
This song is not mine. I send it because it pleases me very much, tune & all. I am to say that the music is incorrectly written but may easily be made out. I should like to hear Mrs Hughes  sing it. her manner & voice have left so vivid an impression in my mind that I swear I am musical by nature
God bless you.
Friday. Congreve. Staffordshire
We move tomorrow
* Address: To/ C W Williams Wynn Esqr. M.P./ Wynnstay <Chester>/ Wrexham
Stamped: PENKRIDGE; WREXHAM/ 202
Endorsement: Aug. 1803
MS: National Library of Wales, MS 4811D. ALS; 2p.
Dating note: Dated from internal evidence. BACK