William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. 6: The Later Years: Part III: 1835–1839 (Second Revised Edition)

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1114. W. W. to JOSHUA WATSON

  • Endorsed: Wm Wordsworth Esq. 1 Feb. 1837.
  • MS. WL.
  • LY ii. 832.

[In M. W.'s hand]

Rydal Mt Feb 1st [1837]

My dear Sir

I thank you cordially for your last letter—I have not seen Mr Stanger yet but enclose an extract of a letter1 from him—also one from a letter from Mr Wood received this morning—for which I have been waiting, and also a rough draft of my own letter addressed to Lord Lonsdale this morning, which will put you in possession of my present notions.

pg 359I must however repeat to yourself directly, that it is the hostility of the people of C and their perverse notions of Church matters and not the withdrawal of the subscriptions which would deter me if Ld L. continued to support us—from proceeding in the matter, encouraged as I am by yr last letter respecting what might be looked for from the Societies.

I hope you and Miss W. keep clear of the Influenza, as I am thankful to say we have hitherto done. Pray let me hear from you at your convenience.

With affec regards from all, ever faithfully yours

[signed] Wm Wordsworth   

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