Percy Bysshe Shelley letter to Joseph Severn, p.3

Percy Bysshe Shelley, letter to Joseph Severn, 29 November 1821, p. 3. MA 790.2. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1911.


p. 3

among the most sacred relics of the past.
For my part, I little expected when
I last saw Keats at my friend Leigh
Hunts’, that I should survive him.—
    Should you ever pass through Pisa
I hope to have the pleasure of seeing
you, & of cultivating an acquaintance
into something pleasant begun under
such melancholy auspices.—
    Accept my dear sir the assurances
of my sincere esteem, & believe

    Your most sincere & faithful ser[vant].
       Percy B. Shelley

Do you know Leigh Hunt? I expect
him & his family here every day.