455. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, [18 November 1799] *
My dear Wynn
Your letter found me exceedingly ill. a complaint in my bowels had left behind it a nervous fever – from which I am now just conscious of recovery. but I am reduced so as to be incapable of any exertion whatever. I have some complaint at heart, too God knows what – but if it continues I shall go to Bristol as soon as I have strength for the journey & put myself under Beddoes. I begin seriously to think of changing climate – for unless I can shake off these complaints, they will not only render professional labour impossible, but very likely destroy me.
Have you seen a mad poem called Gebir? 
God bless you
* Address: To/ C W Williams Wynn Esqr/ 5 Stone Buildings/ Lincolns
Stamped: CHRIST CHURCH
Postmark: E/ NOV 19/ 99
Endorsement: Nov. 18. 99.
MS: National Library of Wales, MS 4811D. ALS; 2p.