964. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 13 July  *
The inclosed is from young White.  – Send it back when you have done with it. – By the bargain made with him, & the mans thro whose hands the money is to pass  it is evident that the ‘Evangelicals’ have caught him, & mean to make him a Methodist member of the Church of England. Was ever so What else Mark the bull of his patronage! – they patronize him because he has discovered powers for poetry, & tie him down by a promise never to exercise those powers.
I verily believe there would be no difficulty in raising him a larger sum unconditionally. this you may be sure comes from the funds in Thorntons  hands. – Show Ld Carysfort  the letter as he has thought so kindly of the poor fellow – & if you should xxx think we can do him good in a better way I will endeavour to interest the feelings of all to whom I can apply.
The contents of your last letter make me anxiously expect your next.
God bless you
Friday July 13.
 White had written to Southey on 9 July 1804 seeking advice about publishing his verse. His letter is reprinted in The Remains of Henry Kirke White of Nottingham, ed. Robert Southey, 2 vols (London, 1808), I, pp. 125–128. BACK