3761. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 12 December 1821*
My dear Harry
As you think venison worth carriage, I have shipt off for you a consignment thereof, just as it reached me from Lowther this morning. That house is become a very convenient one for me; – it supplies me liberally with game during the season, & I have moreover the use of the library I have borrowed Rushworth & Nalson  from thence, to make preparations for an elaborate life of Cromwell.
This is an O be joyful  evening, – that is, – I shall finish a paper for the Q.R.  An ode for poor Shields is my next dogged undertaking,  – & then the Book of the Church  goes to the Press.
Love to all. God bless you.
Keswick 12 Dec. 1821.
* Address: To/ Dr Southey/ 15. Queen Anne Street/ Cavendish Square/ London.
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E/ 15 DE 15/ 1821
MS: Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, KESMG 1996.5.120. ALS; 2p.
 John Rushworth (1612–1690; DNB), Historical Collections of Private Passages of State (1659–1721); John Nalson (1637–1686; DNB), An Impartial Collection of the Great Affairs of State, from the Beginning of the Scotch Rebellion in the Year MDCXXXIX to the Murther of King Charles I (1682–1683), no. 1924 in the sale catalogue of Southey’s library. Southey did not write his planned life of Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658; Lord Protector 1653–1658; DNB). BACK
 Southey reviewed Sara Coleridge’s An Account of the Abipones, an Equestrian People of Paraguay (1822) in Quarterly Review, 26 (January 1822), 277–323. The book was a translation of Martin Dobrizhoffer (1717–1791), Historia de Abiponibus Equestri, Bellicosaque Paraquariae Natione (1784). BACK
 Southey’s New Year’s Ode for 1822, as Poet Laureate: ‘Ireland’, published in Sir Thomas More: or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society, 2 vols (London, 1829), I, pp. –302. BACK