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Works of Charles and Mary Lamb. VI-VII. Letters
Charles Lamb to Robert Southey, 7 November 1804

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7 Nov., 1804.

DEAR Southey,—You were the last person from whom we heard of Dyer, and if you know where to forward the news I now send to him, I shall be obliged to you to lose no time.
D.’s sister-in-law, who lives in St. Dunstan’s Court, wrote to him about three weeks ago, to the Hope Inn, Cambridge, to inform him that Squire Houlbert, or some such name, of Denmark Hill, has died, and left her husband a thousand pounds, and two or three hundred to Dyer. Her letter got no answer, and she does not know where to direct to him; so she came to me, who am equally in the dark. Her story is, that Dyer’s immediately coming to town now, and signing some papers, will save him a considerable sum of money—how, I don’t understand; but it is very right he should hear of this. She has left me barely time for the post; so I conclude with all Love, &c., to all at Keswick.

Dyer’s brother, who, by his wife’s account, has got 1000l. left him, is father of the little dirty girl, Dyer’s niece and factotum.

In haste,
Yours truly,
C. Lamb.

If you send George this, cut off the last paragraph. D.’s laundress had a letter a few days since; but George never dates.