abode, at least for a time. I have procured them at Mrs. Mason's, the same Elizabeth Green to whom I addressed my Valentine,1 at a guinea a week, for which Mr. Bingley is answerable. It is as [cheap] as can be expected in this place. The suit of clothes, hat and boots, and my washing have been, or are to be paid by Mr. Bingley--of course set against my account. I am afraid that the Flemings have applied to Miss Wordsworth for money before now. I wish you would send me down the account of how matters stand between us. I will do my best to pay you all. Just at this moment, I would rather, if it could be avoided, not request Mr. B. to advance any large sum, for he will have to pay my lodgings and washing weekly, and has had considerable demands upon him owing to the expence of the Worthies, and failures among those connected with him in business. But all will be well. The baby walked for the first time to day, by nown self. Dod a bess it. We are cruelly thick in this small house; for my lodgings are not quite ready for my reception. I rather feel in the way, but they are very kind, and do not make me feel it.
With best wishes for sweet Sara and kind love to all I remain, Your affectionate Son, H. COLERIDGE.
P.S. We have had Edwin Atherston2 lecturing here--he call'd on me, and was the means of introducing me to the Rawsons and other primates: he is a good-looking, good- natured man, and plays well on the Piano-forte and organ.
TO HENRY NELSON COLERIDGE, No. 1. Downshire Place, Hampstead, London.
Grasmere, Sunday, Sept. 29, 1833.
Think not my long silence wholly without excuse. I have been waiting for intelligence from Leeds, which might have enabled me to give a more full, true, and particular account of my affairs than in lack thereof I can now engage to do. I will, however, delay no longer, and as it is lawful to heal on the Sabbath day, I will, instead of subjecting myself to the infliction of another of our semi-evangelical ministers____________________