2936. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 8 March 1817
2936. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 8 March 1817 *My dear R
You will not be sorry to see that I go into the press as soon as I am out of it.  – I hope you & the Capitaneus have each received the second volume. 
Government are doing nothing unless they take means for effectually checking the xxxx anarchist press; – & this I am now labouring to impress upon them.  But it is as difficult a task as it would be for a Physician to deal with a patient who will first taste all the medicines that are presented, & not only insist upon pleasing his palate but upon regulating the dose.
God bless you
8 March 1817
* Address: To/ John Rickman Esqre/ St Stephens Court/ New Palace Yard/
Stamped: [partial] K
Endorsement: RS. 8 March 1817
MS: Huntington Library, RS 313. ALS; 2p.
 Southey hoped to begin printing the third volume as soon as the second volume of his History of Brazil (1810–1819) was completed. BACK
 Presumably of the History of Brazil (1810–1819), though this did not appear until October 1817. BACK