2991. Robert Southey to [John Murray], [c. 8 May 1817]

2991. Robert Southey to [John Murray], [c. 8 May 1817] ⁠* 

My dear Sir

Perhaps we may say ‘On the Causes of Discontent,’ – or Disaffection – whichever is best. [1] 

Yrs most truly



* Endorsement: 1817 May/ Southey R.
MS: Beinecke Library, Osborn MSS File ‘S’, Folder 14193. ALS; 1p.
Dating note: Dating from content; the letter was written just before Southey left London for his 1817 continental tour. BACK

[1] The running title for Southey’s article, ‘Rise and Progress of Popular Disaffection’, Quarterly Review, 16 (January 1817), 511–552. This number was published on 20 May 1817. BACK


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