1538. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 20 November 1808 *
You do not seem yet to have suspected that Kehama  was the Butler.  Bear in mind with you that no lame or inharmonious versification will be suffered to stand when the poem comes to be corrected, & that a great deal of ornament will be woven in. I am getting on in a good vein of story & in good humour with it.
Nov. 20. 1808