1178. Robert Southey to John Rickman, [c. 12 May 1806]

1178. Robert Southey to John Rickman, [c. 12 May 1806] ⁠* 

Monday evening

My dear Rickman

I arrived at home safe & sound after four & forty hours travelling, less fatigued than I had expected to be. What by taking off much dirt, putting in some substantials, & casting my whole exuviae, or slough to speak in plain English I certainly do not feel as if the last bed in which I slept was three hundred miles distant. Tomorrow I have arrears of letters to pay off, & to reduce my disjointed papers into order – the next day for the ordinary course of life. To you & Mrs R. I have now only to express my hearty thanks for making London as comfortable to me as any place not my home possibly could be.

God bless you

R Southey.

Edith desires to be remembered. my daughter is eating some of George the firsts barley sugar


* Endorsement: 12 May 1806
MS: Huntington Library, RS 88. ALS; 1p.
Dating note: dating from pencil endorsement. BACK

People mentioned

Dyer, George (1755–1841) (mentioned 1 time)
Rickman, John (1771–1840) (mentioned 1 time)
Fricker, Edith (1774–1837) (mentioned 1 time)