2906. Robert Southey to Humphrey Senhouse, 27 January [1817]

2906. Robert Southey to Humphrey Senhouse, 27 January [1817]⁠* 

Keswick. 27 Jany.

Dear Senhouse

I thought to have been with you the beginning of this week, but Owen of Lanark [1]  is coming here for the purpose of seeing me, on his way to London, & announces himself for some undetermined day. So I must let January run out, – & on Tuesday in next week, if no unforeseen evil should intervene we purpose to be with you.

The birds are singing as if it were spring, – the polyanthuses are in blossom, & the winter is as unnatural as the summer was. This I fear looks ill for the ensuing season.

Remember us to Miss Wood [2]  & believe me

yrs most truly

Robert Southey.


* Address: To/ Humphrey Senhouse Esqr/ Netherhall/ Maryport
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Seal: black wax
Watermark: B.E. & S. BATH. 1814
MS: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester, Robert Southey Papers A.S727. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Robert Owen (1771–1858; DNB), manager and owner of the mills and model community at New Lanark in Scotland 1799–1825. BACK

[2] Mary Anne Wood (1782–1860), Senhouse’s cousin. BACK

Places mentioned

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