407. Robert Southey to Joseph Cottle [fragment], 13 May 1799 ⁠* 

Arch, [1]  who purchased of you the first edition of Wordsworth’s ‘Lyrical Ballads,’ tells me, that he expects to lose by them!


Notes

* MS: MS untraced; text is taken from Joseph Cottle, Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey (London, 1847)
Previously published: Joseph Cottle, Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey (London, 1847), p. 260n. BACK

[1] John and Arthur Arch (fl. 1792–1838), publishers, booksellers and stationers, whose premises were at this time at 23 Gracechurch St, London. They had purchased the copyright of Lyrical Ballads (1798) from Cottle. BACK

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August 2011