2646. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 16 August 1815 *
You may tear off the other leaf & send it to Dr Young.  Had the book contained what he wanted I would have brought it up to town.
Spa is xx but about 60 miles from Brussels, & the only way lies thro Liege. It is a beautiful place, & would put Aix la Chapelle at a very trifling distance, within reach. But of this when we meet. Count on me for £25.
I sent you Lady Carysforts  note.
Who is to be the Parlez-vous of the party, – for my part neither my tongue nor my ears will be of any use. 
16 Aug. 1815
 Probably the physician and natural philosopher Thomas Young (1773–1829; DNB); at this time, Physician at St George’s Hospital, London. Southey had compiled some notes for him; possibly relating to his researches on optics or the Rosetta Stone. BACK
 Elizabeth Proby (1756–1842), wife of Lord Carysfort and daughter of the former Prime Minister George Grenville (1712–1770; DNB). The ‘note’ was probably connected to Henry Herbert Southey’s campaign for the post of Senior Physician at the Middlesex Hospital. He was elected on 17 August 1815. BACK