Paedagogue, I think schooling of all things, possible, the least eligible.
My kindest love to dear Mr. and Mrs. Gillman and Miss Harding and the children. I will finish Prometheus forthwith.
Believe, my dear Father
Your truly affectionate if not dutiful son
To JOHN TAYLOR COLERIDGE, No. 2, Pump Court, Temple, London.
Ambleside, Jan. 15, [Postmark, 1823.]
This morning I received a letter, made up between my mother, father, sister, and Mrs. Gillman. I am not aware from its contents that you have received mine of the 2nd of January; but I suppose you have done so. I should not so soon have troubled you again, had not my father advised me to authorise you to transmit to him or to Mr. Gillman the sum of £15 on my account. I suppose this letter will be sufficient for that purpose. Whatever remains of the £300 when my present debts are discharged, I wish to be considered as my mother's property; and, if there be any formula which may be needful to place it at her discretion, I will, with your consent, and that of the fellows of Oriel, perform the same as soon as may be. I need not ask you how you like dear Sara--but I am really delighted at the prospect of her visiting Ottery. Fanny and she will be a lovely pair. I understand from the letter that you are now the father of two children-- God bless them both--Sariola speaks fondly of them. It must have been a great delight to her to meet you all. Remember me kindly to Mrs. J. C. and to Henry--and believe me Dear John
Your affectionate Coz.
N.B. Should you see William Hart [ Coleridge], whom by the way Sara does not seem to have met with, give my love to him--and tell Mr. Lisle that I have not forgotten his kindness, and the article on Aeschylus, shall shortly be at his service, if he thinks proper.1____________________