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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pg 8241. W. W. to VISCOUNT LOWTHER

MS. Lonsdale MSS. Hitherto unpublished.

  • Rydal Mount
  • 14 Septr 1821

My dear Lord Lowther,

Dr Russel informs me that a Boy is admissible to the Charterhouse Foundation, till the age of 14;1 my Son was eleven last May. The next presentation is with the King; I begged Dr Russel to inform me respecting the succeeding ones, but he has neglected to do it.

James Brougham2 talking lately with Calvert3 upon the subject of Ministers stripping themselves of Patronage, said, that they, viz, the Opposition, had a right to goad the Ministers to do foolish things, and then laugh at them!

  • Ever my dear Lord Lowther        
  • faithfully yours     
  • W. Wordsworth   

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Editor’s Note
1 See previous letter. This rule had disqualified John W. from admission to the Charterhouse in 1819 (see MY ii. 519).
Editor’s Note
2 See MY ii. 420.
Editor’s Note
3 i.e. William Calvert of Greta Bank, brother of Raisley. See EY, p. 97.
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