been about somewhere ever since. Where? What? Well I rejoice almost that I have not heard from you because no news is good news. I cannot for the world recollect why I was called away, all I know is that there has been a dance at Dilke's, and another at the London Coffee House;1 to both of which I went. But I must tell you in another letter the circumstances thereof--for though a week should have passed since I wrote on the other side it quite appals me--I can only write in scraps and patches. Brown is returned from Hampstead--Haydon has returned an answer in the same style--they are all dreadfully irritated against each other. On Sunday I saw Hunt and dined with Haydon, met Hazlitt and Bewick2 there, and took Haslam with me--forgot to speak about Crips though I broke my engagement to Haslam's on purpose. Mem.-- Haslam came to meet me, found me at Breakfast, had the goodness to go with me my way. I have just finished the revision of my First Book, and shall take it to Taylor's to-morrow. Do not let me see many days pass without hearing from you.
Your most affectionate Brother,
No address or postmark.
My dear Haydon,
I have a complete fellow-feeling with you in this business --so much so that it would be as well to wait for a choice out of Hyperion--when that Poem is done there will be a wide range for you--in Endymion I think you may have many bits of the deep and sentimental cast--the nature of Hyperion will lead me to treat it in a more naked and grecian Manner--and the march of passion and endeavour will be undeviating--and one great contrast between them____________________