486. To Thomas Poole Address: Thos Poole Esqre | Nether Stowey| Bridgewater MS. British Museum. Hitherto unpublished. Postmark: 3 February 1803. Stamped: Bristol. St James's Parade Bristol. Wednesday Evening [ 2 February 1803] My dear Poole We arrived at Cote, on the afternoon of the Tuesday of last week -- I did not stay there, but went immediately to Southey's -where I now am. Mrs Wedgewood is very unwell -- & John Wedgewood is no favorite of mine / & T. Wedgewood is in very low Spirits -- too low to move out -- I have therefore determined to come by myself to Stowey-- & Wedgewood will write to me where & when I am to join him. I have been, & still am, miserably afflicted by the Cold -- incapable of stirring out of the House without immediate ill effects -- I must beg of you therefore to let me have a fire in a tolerably roomy bedroom. I shall leave this place on Friday morning -- & be at Bridgewater on Friday Noon / if you send in for me, well & good -- if not, I must take a post-chaise. -More when we meet. -- God bless you & S. T. Coleridge -920-