474. To Mrs. S. T. Coleridge Address: Mrs Coleridge | Greta Hall | Keswick | Cumberland Single Sheet MS. Lord Latymer. Pub. E.L.G. i. 226. Postmark: 15 December 1802. Stamped: Narberth. Crescelly Monday, Dec. 13. 1802 -- Morning, 8 o/clock My dear Love A few minutes remain, before the Post, for me to tell you, that here I still am -- & that nothing has happened -- & that my Health seems stationary, saving that my half boot with a hard Fold has -893- bruised the cross of my foot, which swells and inflames at evenings & gives me much pain & some concern. We waited for a Letter from Luff -- & one from Gunville -- my Letter to Luff has been blown about by Cross winds. When that from Gunville arrives, which surely will come tomorrow, we shall, I suppose, leave this place -- but probably not for Gunville -- but for Keswick. Supposing this to be the case, & supposing we set off on Wednesday or Thursday Morning, we shall be eight Days at least in the Journey -so that we cannot be there before Christmas Day -- it is my intention, as you will then be confined, to leave T. Wedgewood at Clarkson's. But all this may all happen differently -- ! I sent you, a week ago, a draft, dated from this day, for 50£. -- I will give you notice, as soon as I know myself, where a Letter from you will meet me. -- I hope, that Sara Hutchinson is well enough to have come in -- it would be a great comfort, that one or the other of the three Women at Grasmere should be with you -- & Sara rather than the other two because you will hardly have another opportunity of having her by yourself & to yourself, & of learning to know her, such as she really is. How much this lies at my Heart with respect to the Wordsworths, & Sara, and how much of our common Love & Happiness depends on your loving those whom I love, -- why should I repeat? -- I am confident, my dear Love I that I have no occasion to repeat it. Considering how long I have been here, & how without a single Interruption I have continued for three weeks to think of you with love & tenderness, & that this, I regard, as an omen of the Future -I should like the child to be called Crescelly -- purely on the account, I have stated ---- I will write again to morrow -- My dearest Love! with 10 thousand wishes & fervent prayers for you, I am Your faith. & aff. Husband S. T. Coleridge