William Wordsworth

Ernest De Selincourt and Alan G. Hill (eds), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. 4: The Later Years: Part I: 1821–1828 (Second Revised Edition)

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pg 382188. W. W. to JOHN TAYLOR

MS. Cornell. Hitherto unpublished.

  • Lowther Hall near Penrith.
  • [? c. 15 Aug. 1825]1

My dear Sir,

Having an opportunity of sending you a Letter without putting you to the expense of Postage, I cannot deny myself the pleasure of letting you know that our object has been thoroughly answered by the Paragraph in the Evening Mail; and that I am quite in favor with the person for whose perusal it was intended.—

I have also to thank you for your kind intention of making honourable mention of me in the Sun; which perhaps you may have already done; but as I do not regularly see that Paper, I am ignorant whether your intention has yet been fulfilled.

I am at present at Lowther Hall, the seat of Lord Lonsdale; and have the satisfaction of having Sir George and Lady Beaumount Co-inmates with me in this delightful place. They are both well; Sir George often speaks of you with great pleasure. Excuse the abruptness of this conclusion as I am called to breakfast, and believe me most truly and sincerely

  • Yours,                    
  • William Wordsworth   

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1 This letter cannot be dated with any certainty, nor can the various references in it be fully explained: it must have been written before the end of 1825, when John Taylor ceased to be proprietor of the Sun, and may belong to the August of that year when W. W. and the Beaumonts were guests together at Lowther.
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