1493. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, [mid-August 1808] *
My dear Wynn
I know not whether I told you that Mr T. Southey is treading in the steps of his late brother, – that is that the same sort of insanity (for such it is truly, tho not legally) has broken out in him. He has turned his sister out of doors, – & without the slightest provocation, xxxx, or pretext, cut off all connection with all his family. – That name Southey looks admirably well in black letter upon a title page, – & the satisfaction of seeing how well it looks there, will be all the benefit I shall ever derive from it.
Where shall the Cid  be sent you? it will be ready in a fortnight.
* Address: [deletion and re-address in another hand] To C W Williams Wynn Esqr. M. P./ Wynnstay/ Wrexham Llangedwin/ nr Oswestry
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
MS: National Library of Wales, MS 4813D (undated letters)
Dating note: Due to internal evidence, letter to Mary Barker above, also says that the Cid ‘will be ready in a fortnight’. BACK