2566. Robert Southey to William Gifford, 5 March 1815

2566. Robert Southey to William Gifford, 5 March 1815 ⁠* 

5. March 1815

My dear Sir

I send [1]  you a few pages respecting poor Barré Roberts, whose papers have <made> me respect him almost as much as if he had been personally known to me. The extracts will make the article amusing, – the mere fact that the book is unpublished gives a value to it & he has some claim to this little mark of respect in your journal. [2] 

I have much in hand for you & xx more in mind.

Believe me my dear Sir

Very truly & respectfully yours

Robert Southey


* Address: Wm Gifford Esqre
Seal: Traces of red wax seal
Watermark: Ivy Mill 1810
MS: The private collection of Frederick Burwick. ALS; 1p. (c).
Unpublished. BACK

[1] This letter was inclosed in Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [4–]5 March 1815, Letter 2565. BACK

[2] Southey’s review of Letters and Miscellaneous Papers of Barré Charles Roberts, Student of Christ Church, Oxford, with a Memoir of his Life appeared in Quarterly Review, 12 (January 1815), 509–519. BACK

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