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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192. W. W. to JOHN BREWSTER1

  • Address: To the Revd John Brewster Greatham—
  • MS. Cornell. Hitherto unpublished.

  • Rydal Mount
  • 26th Septr 1825

My dear Sir,

It gives me great pleasure to comply with your request by sending You my Autograph; I have only to regret that the penmanship is not a more worthy Memorial of One who is with great respect

  • sincerely your's     
  • Wm Wordsworth  

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Editor’s Note
1 The Revd. John Brewster (1754–1842), author of the Parochial History and Antiquities of Stockton upon Tees, 1796, and of a number of devotional works: vicar of Greatham-on-Tees and Stockton-on-Tees, and then rector of Egglescliffe from 1814. The reference is almost certainly not to his son, of the same name, who was vicar of Greatham, 1818–22, but thereafter moved to a living at Laughton in Lincs.
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