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William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. 7: The Later Years: Part IV: 1840–1853 (Second Revised Edition)

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1748. W. W. to MRS. HARRISON3

  • Address: Mrs Harrison, Hundhow, Kendal.
  • Postmark: 13 Nov. 1843.
  • Stamp: (1) Ambleside (2) Kendal.
  • MS. WL. Hitherto unpublished.

[13 Nov. 1843]

Dear Madam,

Many thanks for your promptness in meeting our invitation; but most unluckily since Mrs W. wrote our Horse has caught the distemper, so that there is no probability of his being able to take the Journey to Stavely on Tuesday. This Disappointment we are exceedingly sorry for, and I must therefore express a hope that it may suit you to defer your visit for another week, unless some opportunity occurs that You can take advantage of, in which case you can never come wrong.

We received yesterday a Letter from our Son John, dated Funchal Madeira. He speaks in raptures of the climate and their Lodgings, and is in good heart about his dear Wife.

pg 498With kin[d] remembrances to Mr Harrison, in which Mrs W. begs to join, and to yourself

  • I remain, dear Madam                  
  • Your much obliged            
  • Wm Wordsworth      
  • Ambleside

Since the above was written, I have seen Mr Roughsedge who will lend us his Horse for Tuesday. Be so good as to say at what time you would wish to be met at Stavely.

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Editor’s Note
3 Of Hundhow (see L. 1725 above).
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