William Wordsworth

Alan G. Hill (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. 8: A Supplement of New Letters (Revised Edition)

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  • MS. Rare Book Room, Smith College Library. Hitherto unpublished.

  • Rydal Mount
  • Saturday 18th Febry 1826

Dear Sir,

I wish you to come over to Rydal for the benefit of your Plans and judgement in respect to the House I design building there—I have particular reasons for wishing to see you as early in the ensuing week as possible—I shall not go from home; but pray let pg 192me know when I [can]1 expect you; and bring as many plans as you think may be of use to me.—if it suits you to stay all night I have a bed at your service.

  • I remain dear Sir         
  • your humble Servt        
  • Wm Wordsworth   

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Editor’s Note
3 This letter follows LY pt. i, L.216, and refers to W. W.'s plans to build on 'the Rash', if he was forced to vacate Rydal Mount (see L.206). George Webster (1797–1864), the Kendal architect and monumental sculptor, had become a partner in his father's firm some four years before he built Rydal Chapel in 1824 (see L.153). He subsequently designed many churches, public buildings, and mansions in the north-west, including Underley Hall nr. Kirkby Lonsdale (see LY pt. iv, L.1826), and was mayor of Kendal in 1829.
Editor’s Note
1 Word dropped out.
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