25. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [c. 29 September 1792]

25. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [c. 29 September 1792] ⁠* 


My dear friend

where is Wynn?

Little did I think when last I wrote to you what would be the subject of my next letter. Dr Vincents arts (I will give him his title) have shut me out from Ch Ch as a very unpleasant note from Dr Randolph [1]  gave me to understand — you will expect me to rage & rant like a madman — Bedford no. I am cool & composed & hope as sincerely as I do for happiness either in this world or in the next to xxxxxxxx perhaps with or be to the xxxxxx. I must in one particular beg your assistance. this as it prevents my settling at Oxford for the present disables me from paying Ginger a bill I owe him. will you oblige me by doing it? as then I have no connexion with Westminster let me hear from you soon. you cannot I am sure expect I should write you a long collected letter.

yours sincerely

R. Southey

I fancy I shall enter at Baliol Oxford.

pray write. direct to me at Miss Tylers Bristol.


* Address: G C Bedford Esqr/ Old Palace Yard/ Westminster
Stamped: BRISTOL
Postmark: ESE/ 29/ 92
Watermark: Crown and anchor with G R beneath
Seal: Red wax [design illegible]
Endorsement: Arrivd. Septr. 29th. Recd Septr 30/ 1792
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 22. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] John Randolph (c. 1760–1813), a Canon of Christ Church and Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford. Southey was rejected by Christ Church. BACK

Places mentioned

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