Part Four, covering the period 1810-1815, was a crucial one for Southey’s career and reputation. It has, however, never before been fully documented or fully understood. By 1810 he was established in Keswick...
101. Robert Southey to Horace Walpole Bedford, [c. 2 September 1794] *
I have have a long letter written to you but the opportunity offerd by Coleridge makes me write. thank you for Piers Plowman.  be good enough to send it to No. 8 Westgate Buildings Bath — with the Minstrel & Sayers Poems  which I want most particularly & have desired Grosvenor to send immediately.
you will hear from Coleridge my[MS torn] future destiny.
health & fraternity.
* Endorsement: Recd Aug. 5th. 1794 [The endorsement is incorrect — probably 5 September 1794 was intended. See the endorsement on Southey’s letter to Grosvenor Charles Bedford [c. 2 September 1794] (Letter 100) for confirmation that Coleridge visited the Bedfords on 5 September.]
MS: Berg Collection, New York Public Library
Dating note: This letter was delivered in person by Coleridge. Dating is taken from Southey’s letter to Horace Walpole Bedford, 22 August–3 September 1794 (see Letter 99) which refers to Coleridge leaving Southey on 2 September 1794. BACK