1493. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, [mid-August 1808]

1493. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, [mid-August 1808] ⁠* 

My dear Wynn

I know not whether I told you that Mr T. Southey is treading in the steps of his late brother, – that is that the same sort of insanity (for such it is truly, tho not legally) has broken out in him. He has turned his sister out of doors, – & without the slightest provocation, xxxx, or pretext, cut off all connection with all his family. – That name Southey looks admirably well in black letter upon a title page, – & the satisfaction of seeing how well it looks there, will be all the benefit I shall ever derive from it.

Where shall the Cid [1]  be sent you? it will be ready in a fortnight.



* Address: [deletion and re-address in another hand] To C W Williams Wynn Esqr. M. P./ Wynnstay/ Wrexham Llangedwin/ nr Oswestry
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: [illegible]
MS: National Library of Wales, MS 4813D (undated letters). ALS; 2p.
Dating note: Due to internal evidence, letter to Mary Barker above, also says that the Cid ‘will be ready in a fortnight’. BACK

[1] Southey’s edition of the Chronicle of the Cid (1808). BACK

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