324. Robert Southey to Daniel Stuart [fragment], [c. 8 June 1798]
324. Robert Southey to Daniel Stuart [fragment], [c. 8 June 1798] *
The circumstance related in the following lines occurred during the American War.  no alteration or addition has been made to the story.
I write from Norwich. on my way to town where I expect to  [remainder of MS missing]
* Address: [partial] nd/ ndon
MS: British Library, Add MS 34046. AL; 4p.
Previously published: Letters from the Lake Poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, to Daniel Stuart (London, 1889), p. 442 [in part, ‘Descriptive Fragment’ only published].
Dating note: Dating from Southey’s reference to his journey from Norwich to London, which took place during the night of 8–9 June 1798. BACK
 Sent to Edith Southey on 4 June 1798 (Letter 322), as lines 20–36 of a poem addressed to her. This poem was not published in the Morning Post. BACK
 ‘From Filicaia’, lines 12–13, Common-Place Book, ed. John Wood Warter, 4 series (London, 1849–1850), IV, p. 87. These lines were omitted when the poem was published anonymously as ‘Translated from the Italian’ in Morning Post, 24 July 1798. BACK