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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2079. W. W. to C. W. JNR.

  • Endorsed: First week in July—1848.
  • MS. Mr. W. A. Strutz. Hitherto unpublished.

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  • [early July 1848]

My dear Christopher,

The Bearer is the Revd E. Hornby4 whose Letter I forwarded to you lately.

Your affectionate Uncle, W. Wordsworth

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Editor’s Note
4 The Revd. Edward Hornby (b. 1817), of Merton College, Oxford, rector of Winnithrop, Lancs.: rector of Bury, Lancs., from 1850, and Canon of Manchester from 1855. A pupil of Faber's, he had married Miss Roughsedge of Fox Ghyll (see MW, p. 189), and was now seeking preferment. W. W. also knew his father, the Revd. James Hornby (1777–1855), rector of Winwick, Lancs. from 1813, and editor of the Remains of Alexander Knox (see pt. ii, L. 740).
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