120. Robert Southey to Thomas Southey [brother], 5 January 1795 *
If we go into Wales it will be exactly upon the same plan as to America. — that of establishing among ourselves the generalization of property & the equalization of labour. my Mother will be with us when this house is disposed of.
you will do as you think best about quitting [MS torn] it may be better to remain till we are finally fixed if your [MS torn] are not very bad.
Coleridge is expected Wednesday. it is probable [MS torn]turn to Cambridge with him till his work is publishd.
[MS torn]dependant” — is it dependance to work equally with [MS torn]s & share equally the profits? on the contrary such a mode of living is the only real independance.
I see very little of him.
Monday. Jany 5. 1795.
* Address: Thomas Southey/ Aquilon Frigate/ Spithead
MS: British Library, Add MS 47890
Previously published: Kenneth Curry (ed.), New Letters of Robert Southey, 2 vols (London and New York, 1965), I, p. 90.
Dating note: Curry dates this letter 3 January 1795, but 5 January 1795 was a Monday, as stated in Southey’s letter. BACK