Dorothy 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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pg 264133. D. W. to EDWARD QUILLINAN

  • MS. WL.
  • LY i. 145.

Monday morng [19 Apr. 1824]

My dear Friend,

It is fixed that we set off1 next Friday, but whether by Steam2 or by one of the Charing Cross coaches is not decided, only I declare against the Tallyho for the reason which recommends it to you, its speed.

Captn Barret and Mr Irving3 and my two nephews are breakfasting with us. Mr Robinson just arrived to walk about with me, and see sights—so do not wonder that my pen wants to be done, and as we shall meet so soon there is no need to say much.

Your watch key is found. I will drop you a line when our mode of travelling is fixed.

Do's love to the Toots—and mine

  • Ever yours truly     
  • D. Wordsworth.   

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Editor’s Note
1 For Lee Priory, where the Wordsworths stayed for a week.
Editor’s Note
2 i.e. by steamboat to Ramsgate.
Editor’s Note
3 For W. W.'s meeting with Edward Irving and their 'interesting hour's conversation' on this occasion, see HCR i. 304.
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