2073. Robert Southey to John Morgan [fragment], [c. 6 April 1812]

2073. Robert Southey to John Morgan [fragment], [c. 6 April 1812]⁠* 

[MS missing] I shall not be in town till the close of the year, & then I shall often find my way to Berners Street. Remember us to Mrs Morgan & her sister, [1]  & if Coleridge be arrived tell him to write soon [MS torn] drop a tear for Betty Amlett. [2] 

Yrs very truly

R Southey.


* Address: To/ J J Morgan Esqr/ 71. Berners Street/ Oxford Street/ London
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E/ 6 AP 6/ 1812
Endorsement: R. Southey Esqr
MS: University of Kentucky Library. ALS; 2p. (c).
Dating note: Dating from postmark. BACK

[1] Charlotte Brent (dates unknown). BACK

[2] John Mayne (1759–1836), ‘Betty Amlett. An Elegiac Ballad’, line 1, published in Monthly Magazine, 33 (March 1812), 149. It told the story of a woman sentenced to death for drowning her illegitimate baby. BACK

People mentioned

Morgan, Mary (b. 1782) (mentioned 1 time)