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Works of Charles and Mary Lamb. VI-VII. Letters
Charles Lamb to Charles and James Ollier, 18 June 1818

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[p.m. June 18, 1818.]

DEAR Sir (whichever opens it) I am going off to Birminghm. I find my books, whatever faculty of selling they may have (I wish they had more for your | my sake), are admirably adapted for giving away. You have been bounteous. Six more and I shall have satisfied all just claims. Am I taking too great a liberty in begging you to send 4 as follows, and reserve 2 for me when I come home? That will make 31. Thirty-one times 12 is 372 shillings, Eighteen pounds twelve Shillings!!!—but here are my friends, to whom, if you could transmit them, as I shall be away a month, you will greatly

oblige the obliged
C. Lamb.

Mr. Ayrton, James Street, Buckingham Gate

Mr. Alsager, Suffolk Street East, Southwark, by Horsemonger Lane and in one parcel

directed to R. Southey, Esq., Keswick, Cumberland

one for R. S.;

and one for Wm. Wordsworth, Esqr.

If you will be kind enough simply to write “from the Author” in all 4—you will still further etc.—

Either Longman or Murray is in the frequent habit of sending books to Southey and will take charge of the Parcel. It will be as well to write in at the beginning thus

R. Southey Esq. from the Author.

W. Wordsworth Esq. from the Author.

Then, if I can find the remaining 2, left for me at Russell St when I return, rather than encroach any more on the heap, I will engage to make no more new friends ad infinitum, yourselves being the last.

Yours truly
C. L.

I think Southey will give us a lift in that damn’d Quarterly. I meditate an attack upon that Cobler Gifford, which shall appear immediately after any favourable mention which S. may make in the Quarterly. It can’t in decent gratitude appear before.