against Hunt calls me 'the amiable Mister Keats'1 and I have more than a Laurel from the Quarterly Reviewers for they have smothered me in 'Foliage'2 I want to read you my 'Pot of Basil' if you go to scotland I should much like to read it there to you among the Snows of next Winter. My Brothers' remembrances to you.
Your affectionate friend John Keats--
Address: John Taylor Esqre ∣ Taylor and Hessey's ∣ Booksellers &c ∣ Fleet Street--
Postmarks: HAMPSTEAD and 22 JU 1818.
My dear Taylor,
I am sorry I have not had time to call and wish you health till my return. Really I have been hard run these three last days. However Au revoir! God keep us all well. --I start tomorrow morning. My Brother Tom will I am affraid be lonely--I can scarcely ask the loan of Books for him--since I still keep those you lent me a year ago--if I am overweening you will be I know will be indulgent. Therefore when he shall write do send him some you think will be most amusing--he will be careful in returning them. Let him have one of my Books bound. I am ashamed to catalogue these Messages there is but one more which ought to go for nothing as there is a Lady concerned I promised Mrs Reynolds one of my Books bound. As I cannot write in it let the opposite3 be pasted in prythee Remember me to Percy Street--Tell Hilton4 that one gratification on____________________