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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190. W. W. to ALARIC WATTS

  • MS. untraced.
  • Alaric Watts, i. 284. K. LY i. 224.

Rydal, September 5, 1825.

My dear Sir,

Allow me to introduce to you Mr Quillinan, a particular friend of ours, who is just leaving us. He is merely passing through Manchester, but I think you will be pleased with each other, however short the pg 384interview. I forgot to thank you for the favourable notice you took of the intended edition of my poems in your journal. I have this moment received my annual account from Longman. The Excursion has been more than a year out of print, and none of the Poems are left. I find that for forty-nine copies of the four volumes I have received £25–14–6 net profit, great part of which would have been swallowed up in advertisements if I had not forbad them a year ago.

  • Ever most faithfully,         
  • Your obliged friend and servant,     
  • Wm Wordsworth   

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