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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38. W. W. to VISCOUNT LOWTHER

MS. Lonsdale MSS. Hitherto unpublished.

  • Rydal Mount
  • Sepbr 2nd 1821

My dear Lord Lowther,

I shall have great pleasure in transferring the business to Faraday and Grime,2 if upon further enquiry I find them reported as proper persons. After having been so deceived in the case of Bateman, you will agree with me that I must not be hasty. From carelessness, pg 78timidity, and other causes, people are perpetually recommended by their neighbours, to situations for which they are quite unfit; but this case I hope will prove an exception.

I saw Mr Southey at Keswick yesterday. He has written to Mr Senhouse1 to know when it will suit him to go to Lowther Castle and will let me know his answer. I shall meet them there, and hope you will not be gone.

  • Ever sincerely yours        
  • my dear Lord L.—     
  • W. W.  

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Editor’s Note
2 Of the Market Place, Kirkby Stephen.
Editor’s Note
1 Humphrey Senhouse (1773–1842) of Netherhall, nr. Maryport: High Sheriff of Cumberland, 1826. See also MY ii. 338. The family dated back at least to the sixteenth century, but its fortunes had risen considerably in the eighteenth with the development of Maryport by Humphrey Senhouse's grandfather. See Southey, v. 91–3.
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