3111. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 4 April 1818*
My dear G.
I trouble you with this MS. because I have no other means of franking it to town. Send it for me to Longmans, or hand it over for that purpose to Osiris. It will make two octavo volumes, – about 500 pages each, –  & exceedingly curious it will be.
Oh my books my books! I am sweating at the apprehension that Prince Est. will be gone before they arrive! 
God bless you – in haste for Westall is below
Saturday 4 April.