3152. Robert Southey to Thomas Foster Barham, 16 June 1818

3152. Robert Southey to Thomas Foster Barham, 16 June 1818⁠* 

Keswick. 16 June 1818.

Dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for the packet of music, which I yesterday received in a parcel from Messrs Longmans; – the piece however which you have done me the honour of dedicating to me was not there. [1] 

I am sorry the state of your health should occasion any interruption to your pursuits. Sitatuated as you are in the most favourable part spot of this whole island with respect to climate, I sincerely hope you may soon experience its beneficial effects.

Believe me

Dear Sir

with sincere respect

yr obliged & faithful

Robert Southey.


* Address: To/ Thomas Foster Barham Esqre/ Leskinnie House/ near/ Penzance/ Cornwall
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Seal: [obscured]
MS: Houghton Library, bMS Eng 265.1 (1). ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Barham’s, Selection from Milton’s Hymn on the Nativity: Set to Music, and Dedicated to Robert Southey, Esq. Poet Laureate (1818). BACK

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