2936. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 8 March 1817 *My dear R
Government are doing nothing unless they take means for effectually checking the xxxx anarchist press; – & this I am now labouring to impress upon them.  But it is as difficult a task as it would be for a Physician to deal with a patient who will first taste all the medicines that are presented, & not only insist upon pleasing his palate but upon regulating the dose.
God bless you
8 March 1817