1969. Robert Southey to Walter Savage Landor, 19 October 1811
1969. Robert Southey to Walter Savage Landor, 19 October 1811 *
Keswick. Oct. 19. 1811.
Send Count Julian as soon as you please to Mr Murray, Fleet Street, & he will be your publisher. 
I told him that I should recommend it to you to print only 250 copies, – because the play would be highly admired by the few, but probably not popular, – being too good for the many. – In the latter part of t part of this opinion I may be mistaken, – so much the better; in the first I cannot.
I write in haste not to lose a single post. – A large portion of Pelayo  will set off tomorrow in quest of a frank.
* Address: To/ Walter Savage Landor Esqr./ Lanthony/
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
MS: National Art Library, London, MS Forster 48 D.32 MS 20. ALS; 2p.
 Southey had written to Murray on Landor’s behalf recommending his tragedy Count Julian. This was published by Murray in 1812; see Southey to John Murray, 10 October 1811, Letter 1963. BACK