1316. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 1 May 1807 *
My dear Wynn
I am writing almost by lightning light to acknowledge the receipt of yours & its inclosure: the storm is as tremendous as I ever witnessed & such as was to be expected from the more than dog day heat which we have for the last week endured.
I wish you speedily thro your election – & I wish in London for as much. Church & King house burning as may be without loss of lives for but Mr. Percivals sake, who deserves hanging ten times more then ever Lord George Gordon  did. He doing from knavery what that poor wretch did from frenzy. The impudence of this man & of some of his colleagues makes me lose all patience.
The end of May is perhaps the best time for seeing Keswick – I do not say the Lakes – but this particular one, – for the sunsets behind Skiddaw for about a fortnight or three weeks are more glorious than it is possible either to conceive or describe –
God bless you
Friday May 1. 1807
 Wynn succeeded, before he left office, in arranging that the pension he paid Southey from his personal funds was replaced by a government pension. Grosvenor Charles Bedford worked as a civil servant in the Exchequer. BACK