1368. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 4 October [1807]

1368. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 4 October [1807] ⁠* 

My dear Wynn

Will you direct the inclosed to Walter Scott, [1]  Ashiesteel, Selkirk. He had promised the Princess of Wales [2]  to ask me for a copy.

I have received this evening yours with Bedfords letters. [3]  He writes an eulogium upon poor Horace which is a good deal in character, & at which on any other occasion I should smile. the smaller cover contained the 12 £ of pension with the statement of fees &c to the tune of 38. It appears however that this was considered to be due on the 4th April, – according to which half a year more is due just now. this is better than I expected.

God bless you


Oct. 4.


* Address: To/ C W Williams Wynn Esqr M. P./ Wynnstay/ Wrexham
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
MS: National Library of Wales, MS 4813D (undated letters). ALS; 2p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] For this, see Southey to Walter Scott, 4 October 1807, Letter 1369. BACK

[2] Caroline of Brunswick (1768–1821; DNB), Princess of Wales 1795–1820. Scott had first made Caroline’s acquaintance in 1806. BACK

[3] Southey had been expecting Grosvenor Charles Bedford to visit him in Keswick, but had not heard from him after he left Wynn’s estate at Wynnstay. BACK

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