3312. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 10 June 1819

3312. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 10 June 1819⁠* 

My dear R.

After due deliberation I determine upon postponing my southern movements till the fall of the leaf, – & therefore hold myself in readiness to meet you at Edinburgh. The arrangement will suit my convenience well in many respects. And I shall thus be able to bring out Wesley, [1]  & provide a comfortable stock before hand for the Q R. before I visit London. – I did not like to give up a journey to which I had so long looked on, – especially as there more opportunity for society in a weeks fellow-travelling, than we should have g in seven years if I lived in London.


10 June. 1819

I have just received a letter from Davison (on the Poor Laws) [2]  saying he shall call upon me soon.


* MS: Huntington Library, RS 370. ALS; 1p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Southey’s The Life of Wesley; and the Rise and Progress of Methodism (1820). BACK

[2] John Davison (1777–1834; DNB), clergyman and author of Considerations on the Poor Laws (1817). BACK


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