621. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 29 October 1801 *
Keswick. Thursday. Oct. 29. 1801.
My dear Grosvenor
We get into the mail at Penrith on Saturday morning – & if utter inability on the part of Edith do not stop us – hope to arrive in 47 hours at London. I expect a line from you by todays or tomorrows post. – One of if you look for us about two o clock on Monday I trust we shall be to be found.
Then shall I be anchored till May or June next, & God knows how long it is since I have been six months in a place! – My lodgings must be as near Great George Street as they can be – so distance Grosvenor will not excuse you if you are our seldom visitor.
Did you see the Review of Thalaba in the British Critic?  it differs in opinion from your letter of praise. I wish I could ascertain what is very likely – that it is Herbert Crofts writing. the fact would be useful.
To weigh against my habitual, physical & moral hatred of London, I am throwing into the other scale all possible accidents of pleasure there & thereabouts among others is – an interview with Snivel. 
fare you well
* Address: To/ Grosvenor Charles Bedford Esqr/ Exchequer/
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E/ NOV 2/ 1801
Endorsement: 29. Octor 1801
MS: Bodleian Library, Eng. Lett. c. 23. ALS; 3p.