3729. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [14 September 1821]

3729. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [14 September 1821]⁠* 

My dear Grosvenor

My Aunts name is Mary Southey, my fathers sister, & my true kin every inch of her, as you would say if you saw her. I am sorry to say that she very soon returns to Taunton.

Huzza for a Castle in Bohemia! – Remember the lottery is to be drawn on the first of October. [1] 

The inclosed will be relished by the Doxtor when you have an opportunity of shewing it him. It will amuse your brother & Miss Page, & you know the party well enough to vouch for the authority of every word.

God bless you



* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqre/ Exchequer
Endorsement: 14 Sept. 1821/ Philologia Coleridgiana; Keswick/ 14 Sept. 1821
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 26. ALS; 2p.
Note on MS: This note contained a letter to ‘Stumparumper’ (i.e. Bedford) of 14 September 1821 (Letter 3730) and written in the ‘lingo grande’ of Southey’s sister-in-law Sara Coleridge. BACK

[1] Southey had asked Bedford to forward his entry to an Austrian State Lottery for seven estates, to be drawn on 1 October 1821; see Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 9 September 1821, Letter 3727. BACK

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