ness on the kitchen stairs 8 dozen--Every one enquires after you--and every one desires their remembrances to you. You must get well Tom and then I shall feel 'Whole and general as the casing Air'.1 Give me as many Letters as you like and write to Sawrey soon--I received a short Letter from Bailey about Crips and one from Haydon ditto--Haydon thinks he improves very much Here〈s〉 a happy twelveth day to you and may we pass the next together--Mrs Wells desires2 particularly to Tom and her respects to George--and I desire no better than to be ever Your most affectionate
I had not opened the Champion before--I find both my articles in it--
Address: Mr J. Taylor ∣ Bond Street.
Postmark: 10 JA 1818.
My dear Taylor,
Several things have kept me from you lately:--first you had got into a little hell,3 which I was not anxious to reconnoitre. Secondly, I have made a vow not to call again without my first book:4 So you may expect to see me in four days.5 Thirdly, I have been racketing too much, & do not feel over well. I have seen Wordsworth frequently--Dined with him last Monday--Reynolds, I suppose you have seen. Just scribble me thus many lines, to let me know you are in the land of the living, & well. Remember me to the Fleet Street Household--And should you see any from Percy Street, give my kindest regards to them.
Your sincere friend John Keats____________________