From BENJAMIN ROBERT HAYDONto KEATS.1 〈 July 1820.〉
Address: John Keats
My dear Keats,
I have been coming every day for months to see you, and determined this morning as I heard you were still ill or worse to walk over in spite of all pestering hindrances I regret my very dear Keats to find by your Landlady's account that you are very poorly I hope you have Darling's advice, on whose skill I have the greatest reliance-- certainly I was as bad as any body could be, and I have recovered, therefore, I hope, indeed I have no doubt, you will ultimately get round again, if you attend strictly to yourself, & avoid cold & night air.--I wish you would write me a line to say how you really are.--I have been sitting for some little time in your Lodgings which are clean, airy, & quiet--I wish to God you were sitting with me--I am sorry to hear Hunt has been laid up too--take care of yourself my dear Keats--& believe me
ever most affectionately & sincerely
B. R. Haydon
From BENJAMIN ROBERT HAYDONto KEATS. Friday 14 July 1820.
Address: John Keats Esq | Wesleyan Place I Kentish Town
My dear Keats,
When I called the other morning, I did not know your Poems were out, or I should have read them before I came in order to tell you my opinion--I have done so since, and really cannot tell you how very highly I estimate them--they justify the assertions of all your Friends regarding your poetical powers. I can assure you, whatever you may do, you will not exceed my opinion of them. Have you done with Chapman's Homer? I want it very badly at this moment; will you let the bearer have it, as well as let me know how you are?
I am dear Keats
July 14 1820. B. R. Haydon
229. To BENJAMIN ROBERT HAYDON. 〈14 Aug. 1820.〉
No address or postmark.
My dear Haydon,
I am sorry to be obliged to try your patience a few more days when you will have the Book sent from Town. I am____________________