2446. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 18 June 1814

2446. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 18 June 1814 ⁠* 

My dear Wynn

You live so near the Chequers that I may ask you with a safe conscience to send Duppa the inclosed. [1]  I have written certain Odes [2]  to which he stands midwife, & this letter of his contains certain remarks which he wishes to have at hand to refer to in making the permitted alterations: from what Ld Wm Gordon [3]  has just told me it is very likely the things will be published before the corrections arrive – it is of little moment. Longman will send them to you. I like them in their way, & they will probably x excite little notice now, & bring me no emolument, – but they will not discredit me when they appear hereafter among my collected poems.

I see by the papers that all had been going on well with your children. [4]  I xxxx thought you had had the measles while at school, – distinctly remembering a report to that effect,. – that you were gone home with it.

God bless you


June 18. 1814.


* Address: To/ C W Williams Wynn Esqr M.P./ London
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: FREE/ 21 JU 21/ 1814
MS: National Library of Wales, MS 4812D. ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] The inclosed was Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 18 June 1814, Letter 2445. BACK

[2] Congratulatory Odes. Odes to His Royal Highness The Prince Regent, His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of Russia, and His Majesty the King of Prussia (1814), which commemorated the visits of Alexander I (1777–1825; Emperor of Russia 1801–1825) and Frederick William III (1770–1840; King of Prussia 1797–1840). BACK

[3] Lord William Gordon (1744–1823), son of Cosmo George Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon (1720–1752). He owned the Waterend estate on the west side of Derwentwater. BACK

[4] This report is untraced. BACK

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