2417. Robert Southey to Thomas Southey, 8 May 1814
2417. Robert Southey to Thomas Southey, 8 May 1814 *
Sunday. May 8. 1814.
My dear Tom
I will rather write ill news, than have to relate it when we meet. This post has brought xxx with it a heavy grief. Danvers is dead.  He died in London, after an illness which did not appear dangerous till it became suddenly xxxx so. The body was opened, & one of the intestines was found considerably enlarged, – of course no human means could have averted the catastrophe. – Out of my own family there is no person whose life I should feel more; – scarcely any whom I xx xxx should regret so much.
God bless you