very unwell--he has all kinds of distressing Symptoms, and I am on this account rather glad that he has not spare time for one of our right Sort meetings--he would go to〈o〉 far for his health.
I was right glad of your Letter from Devonshire--whereby that is I hope one day to see it--right sorry that you are going back to day. I hope 'tis not for long--I met a friend the other day who had seen Wordsworth's House the other Week--You will be glad to hear that I have finished my second Book1 that is if this catches you at your Street-door--I have been gadding and did not see your Note2 time to answer it sooner. Let me hear from Devon again--
Your's like a Pyramid
My Brother George desires to be remembe〈r〉ed to you--
Address: John Taylor Esqre ∣ 91 New Bond Street.
Postmark: 5 FE 1818.
Fleet Street Thurs. Morn
My dear Taylor,
I have finish'd coppying my Second Book1 but I want it for one day to overlook it--and moreover this day I have very particular employ in the affair of Cripps--so I trespass on your indulgence and take advantage of your good nature.
You shall hear from me or see me soon. I will tell Reynolds of your engagement--tomorrow.
Address: Messrs. Keats Teignmouth Devon.
Postmark not recorded.
Hampstead Saturday Night.
My dear Brothers
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