200 years ago Keats updated his sister about his illness

On Friday 11 February 1820 Keats wrote to his sister:

My dear Fanny — I am much the same as when I last wrote. I hope a little more verging towards improvement. Yesterday morning being very fine, I took a walk for a quarter of an hour in the garden and was very much refresh’d by it. You must consider no news, good news — if you do not hear from me the day after to-morrow.
Your affectionate Brother
John.

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