425. To Thomas Poole Address: Mr T. Poole | Nether Stowey | Bridgwater | Somerset MS. British Museum. Hitherto unpublished. Postmark: 24 December, 1801. Thursday Evening [ 24 December 1801.] My dear Poole If it please God, I shall leave Town to morrow night in the Bridgewater Mail -- & of course, shall be at Bridgewater, barring accidents, on Saturday. From thence I shall get to Stowey according as the Weather dictates. -- I have had a fearful Bout of it this time -- the Bell (for my Bedroom looks out into the great Church-yard) has tolled often & dolefully for those that died of the same Complaint-but my Hour was not come-nay, I seem to be on the whole of a lightened spirit since I have left my bed. I hope, T. W. is with you --. God bless you both -- & S. T. C.