2672. Robert Southey to William Wordsworth [fragment], 1 December 1815 *
Leicester. Friday Dec 1. 1815
My dear Wordsworth
Thus far into the bowels of the land – have we advanced on our return, & I write with this abominable pen (which I cannot mend by candle light) to say that if you can lodge us on Tuesday night, I shall hope & endeavour to reach Rydale. If your house is full, leave a note for me at Wilcoxs.  We shall halt tomorrow with Mrs White at Nottingham,  & start again early on Sunday morning by way of Halifax.
My journey (tho with much anxiety on Edith May’s account)  has been very interesting & well repaid all trouble & expence. The last day which I past in town I met Mina  at Goodens [remainer of MS missing]
 William Wilcock (dates unknown) was the landlord of the Salutation Inn, Ambleside and part-owner of the Good Intent and Volunteer stagecoaches that served the Kendal-Whitehaven and Penrith-Keswick routes. BACK