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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54. W. W. to MESSRS. LONGMAN AND CO.

  • Address: To Messrs Longman and Co, Paternoster Row, London. [In M. W'.s hand]
  • Postmark: 1 Mar. 1822.
  • Stamp: Kendal Penny Post.
  • Endorsed: W Wordsworth Feb. 26/22.
  • MS. Mr. Robert H. Taylor. Hitherto unpublished.

Rydal Mount Febry 26th 1822

Dear Sirs,

Being apprehensive of some mistake I think it best to have the Revise and the Proof2 sent back to myself—I therefore beg that you would be so kind as to forward them as speedily as possible to Mr Becket,3 Downing Street to whom I have written requesting him to frank them for me, through whom, also they will be returned immediately.

If it should happen that they are struck off before this letter reaches you, then let them be published.

Pray send two copies to Dr Wordsworth Trinity Lodge Cambridge—

  • I am, dear Sirs      
  • Yours sincerely     
  • Wm Wordsworth   

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Editor’s Note
2 The Memorials of a Tour on the Continent, 1820 were now going through the press, followed closely by the Ecclesiastical Sketches (see SH, p. 231).
Editor’s Note
3 John Beckett.
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