2760. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 17 April *
My dear Wynn
After long & dreadful suspense all is over.  Many will feel for me, – but no man knows what I have lost!
If it be possible I will remove from Cumberland. There is no wisdom in indulging a grief that of itself must take far too deep a root. My lease has one year to run, – if I can raise the money for removing I will fly from these Lakes & Mountains, & fix myself near London. The scenery will be insupportable, – where he bore so large a part in every enjoyment of the last ten years!
I am perfectly resigned, – but know not how my bodily health will stand out, – I can perceive myself much reduced by five weeks ceaseless anxiety. It has been a sore trial, – all former afflictions seem now but as dust in the balance. But we were too happy, & it was not to be expected that such happiness should endure.
God bless you