3403. Robert Southey to Mr Edwards, 15 December 1819*
Mr Southey is obliged to Mr Edwards for his compliment, but must decline an attempt in which he feels no inclination to engage.  He hopes therefore that Mr Edwards will indulge his own genius.
Wednesday morning. 15 Dec. 1819.
* MS: Pforzheimer Collection, New
York Public Library, Misc 3777. AL; 1p.
Note on correspondent: ‘Mr Edwards’ is possibly Charles Edwards, author of Hofer, and Other Poems (London, 1820). Published by Longmans, Hofer quotes Southey at p. 74. BACK