3298. Robert Southey to [Hans] Busk, 21 May 1819

3298. Robert Southey to [Hans] Busk, 21 May 1819⁠* 

Keswick. 21 May. 1819.


I thank you for the pleasure which I have received from the pleasant sequel of your Banquet. [1]  It reached me this morning, & I admire in it the same playful elegance & talent which ensured for its predecessor so favourable a reception from the public.

Believe me Sir

Yr obliged & faithful servant

Robert Southey


* Address: To/ H Busk Esqr/ 31. Nottingham Place/ London
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: [partial] F/ 24 MY 24
MS: Berg Collection, New York Public Library. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Busk’s The Dessert; a Poem, to which is added The Tea (1819), the sequel to The Banquet, in Three Cantos (1819). BACK

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