1922. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 14 May 1811 *
Tuesday May 14. 1811
My dear Grosvenor
Part of your penance for a certain saying concerning the snow & the thaw & the inundation &c – is to put the inclosed letter into the twopenny post, – unless you should like better to call with it at the Courier Office & see Coleridge during one of his fits of industry, which happily seems to be come on. 
I have been at poor Mr Bunburys funeral, & have just left his son, with whom I spent two hours last night. I have now been taking him out of his lonely room at the Royal Oak, & as much as could be out of his own thoughts. It was a dismal circumstance to bring two men together so far advanced in middle life, for the first time since they had parted boys. He is a very sensible man.
God bless you