1601. Robert Southey to [Charles Danvers] [fragment], 15 March 1809 *
My next letter I hope will tell you of the arrival of the unborn  & I shall be sorry if the name of Danvers should again be to be laid aside for another opportunity. About a month ago Edith was seriously & alarmingly ill, – & we all expected that premature labour would have [MS missing]
I need not tell you with what pleasure we look on to your coming at Midsummer, when you & I shall once more travel over the mountains & ride & tie in the cork-waistcoat. We have a good story for you about that piece of cloathing – how it served for a straight waistcoat for Count Burnetski, – who certainly seemed to stand in need of it –
God bless you
March 15. 1809. Keswick.