2048. Robert Southey to John Murray, 25 February [1812]

2048. Robert Southey to John Murray, 25 February [1812] ⁠* 

Keswick. Feby. 25. 1811  [1] 

My dear Sir

The paragraph which I missed too late in the sheet M. has made its appearance here p. 147. [2]  I shall be glad if it can be restored to its proper place, – but if that, as I fear, is the case, I have adapted it as well as the thing allowed to its present situation. – Tomorrow the two concluding proofs will be returned together with the Postscript, – & a dedication if I can compass one, which is very doubtful. – If I do it will be in blank verse. – I have been all day employed upon these sheets.

Mr Rodds book [3]  shall be returned as soon & as carefully as possible.

Yrs very truly

R Southey.


* Address: To/ Mr Murray/ Fleet Street/ London./ Single Proof Sheet inclosed.
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E/ 28 FE 28/ 1812
Watermark: 18[MS cut]6
Endorsement: 1811 Feb 25/ Southey R –
MS: National Library of Scotland, MS 42550. ALS; 2p.
Dating note: misdated 1811 by Southey; the content makes it clear this letter dates from 1812. BACK

[1] Southey misdates, the letter belongs to 1812. BACK

[2] A proof of The Origin, Nature, and Object, of the New System of Education (1812). BACK

[3] Thomas Rodd (1763–1822; DNB), bookseller, poet and translator. His History of Charles the Great and Orlando, and Other Spanish Ballads was published in 1812. BACK

Places mentioned

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