2782. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 6 May 1816 *
Keswick. 6 May. 1816
My dear Rickman
This note will introduce to you Mr Koster, formerly of Lisbon & afterwards of Liverpool, – & father of the Brazilian traveller who was my companion in Flanders. When first we became acquainted he was about the my present age, & his son Henry a boy scarcely-breeched. His house in Portugal was the resort of all strangers who had any knowledge of art, science or literature.
Yrs most truly