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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  • MS. British Museum. Hitherto unpublished.

  • Rydal Mount Ambleside.
  • Febry 6th 1827

My dear Sir,

Thanks for your obliging Letter. I cannot ascertain where the blame lies, or what has occasioned my not receiving your Book.1 Mr Southey's came to hand in due time, and he thinks that he pg 515might have forwarded a Copy for me; sure I am we never received it; and I am not aware that a parcel of ours has ever been lost between Keswick and Ambleside. Our things of that kind, I mean our lighter parcels, all come by the Coach which is carefully managed.

I think it would avail nothing to inquire after the Copy at Murrays; so I shall be glad to receive the Vol: (as you kindly renew the offer) through the hands of Messrs Longman; to be forwarded in Mr Southeys first Parcel.

I was upon the point of connecting myself with Murray as a Publisher, but he was so very inattentive to my Letters that I broke with him.

With kindest regards in which Mrs W and my Sister unite, I remain dear Sir

  • faithfully yours      
  • Wm Wordsworth   

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