Stevie Smith and Robert Southey: An Open Question

Robert Southey (1774-1843) isn’t well-known these days. A minor Romantic poet, he was friends with William Wordsworth and S. T. Coleridge, who have gone on to enjoy much more fame than he did. But as well as poetry, Southey wrote essays, letters and biographies- and, incidentally, the classic children’s story of the Three Bears.

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