2048. Robert Southey to John Murray, 25 February  *
My dear Sir
The paragraph which I missed too late in the sheet M. has made its appearance here p. 147.  I shall be glad if it can be restored to its proper place, – but if that, as I fear, is the case, I have adapted it as well as the thing allowed to its present situation. – Tomorrow the two concluding proofs will be returned together with the Postscript, – & a dedication if I can compass one, which is very doubtful. – If I do it will be in blank verse. – I have been all day employed upon these sheets.
Mr Rodds book  shall be returned as soon & as carefully as possible.
Yrs very truly
* Address: To/ Mr Murray/ Fleet Street/ London./ Single Proof Sheet inclosed.
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E/ 28 FE 28/ 1812
Watermark: 18[MS cut]6
Endorsement: 1811 Feb 25/ Southey R –
MS: National Library of Scotland, MS 42550
Dating note: misdated 1811 by Southey; the content makes it clear this letter dates from 1812. BACK