3706. Robert Southey to John Murray [fragment], 23 July 1821

3706. Robert Southey to John Murray [fragment], 23 July 1821⁠* 

Keswick. 23 July. 1821.

My dear Sir

I am asked for an introduction to you, by my old friend Charles Lloyd, – as agent for the Quaker-Poet, Bernard Barton, with whom I am acquainted by letter, & by his works. Lloyd is a man of such remarkable talents, that accustomed as you are to the society of remarkable men, you will not be displeased at an opportunity of seeing him. B. Barton has succeeded in obtaining Jeffreys good word for his poetry, [1]  & is very likely to become the pride of the Quakers.

Thank you for yours of the 13th. Let me have a set of the proofs of Cromwell, [2]  & I will extend it think about extending it:

[remainder of MS missing]


* Address: To/ John Murray Esqre.
Endorsement: R. Southey Esq/ July 23. 1821
MS: National Library of Scotland, MS 42552. AL; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] Barton’s Poems (1820) were favourably reviewed in Edinburgh Review, 34 (November 1820), 348–357. BACK

[2] Southey’s ‘Life of Cromwell’, Quarterly Review, 25 (July 1821), 279–347. BACK

People mentioned

Barton, Bernard (1784–1849) (mentioned 2 times)
Lloyd, Charles (1775–1839) (mentioned 2 times)

Places mentioned

Keswick (mentioned 1 time)


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