2291. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 21 August 1813
2291. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 21 August 1813 *
Saturday Aug 21. 1813.
My dear Grosvenor
I have taken my place for Thursday next, the coach to Penrith serving on Wednesdays. There is still a lump on my eyelid, but I trust it will disperse by that time, & as I am looked for somewhat anxiously at Streatham, I must not delay longer.
Should I find my way farther than Hydes  on this day week I shall beat up your Exchequer quarters, but this is somewhat doubtful, – sans doubt I shall be tired, & peradventure the weather may be wet.
I have great hopes of Dr Daniel Dove, & think it will tempt you to interpose certain parts chapters of the Butler.  It is to be The Book xxxxxxx more emphatically than that pretty collection of evidence about the Princess. 
* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqr/ Exchequer/ Westminster/ Augt 21. 1813
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E/ 24 AU 24/ 1813
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 25. ALS; 2p.
 Dr Daniel Dove of Doncaster was the hero of Southey’s The Doctor (1834–1847). ‘The Butler’ was a comical epic hero invented by Southey and Bedford. BACK