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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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MS. Lonsdale MSS. Hitherto unpublished.

[late Dec. 1825]

My Lord,

Calculating on your leaving Lowther about the 12th Instnt, I took the liberty of addressing a Letter1 to you at Cottesmore soliciting your interposition in favor of my Son's Election to a Fellowship at Merton Coll. Oxon. I have now to regret that I troubled you and my other Friends having strong grounds for believing him ineligible; how I came to entertain the contrary notion will appear if [your] Lordship will cast your eye over the enclosed2 (which Mrs Wordsworth will be obliged to you to pg 419forward). Enclosed in my last was a Letter to Lady Frederic on the same subject, which it would be useless to forward. I shall trespass too much on your lordship's time if I do not hasten to subscribe myself

  • my Lord                           
  • your Lordship's                       
  • most obedient and obliged Servnt    
  • Wm Wordsworth                  

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Editor’s Note
2 Probably L. 207 above.
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