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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. untraced.
  • LY i. 253.

  • Keswick,
  • Friday [22 Sept. 1826]2

Dear Mrs. Marshall,

Many thanks for your obliging letter. My visit here was to Mr. Southey, whom I had not seen before since the death of his pg 485child. But Sir G. Beaumont and Mr Rogers1 are both here, and I am committed with them and Mr. Southey, to-day we go to Buttermere, and I could not get off an engagement to-morrow. I shall however call at Halsteads towards the latter part of next week, and then perhaps we may settle when I can have the pleasure of paying a visit in which I have been thus far disappointed. Dora, I am happy to learn, is considerably better, so that I hope she may be trusted over the mountain.

I am truly sorry for Mr. Marshall's accident particularly so in this most beautiful weather.

I promise myself a good deal of pleasure in [     ] the neighbourhood of Buttermere.

  • I remain dear Mrs. Marshall        
  • faithfully your obliged    
  • W. Wordsworth   

My sister is at present at Sir G. Beaumont's.2

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Editor’s Note
2 For date see Rogers, i. 434–5.
Editor’s Note
1 Sir George Beaumont and Rogers had arrived at Ambleside on 8 Sept., dined at Rydal Mount on the 10th, and moved on to Keswick on the 15th, where W. W. joined them—as Southey's guest—on the 19th. See also SH, p. 324.
Editor’s Note
2 i.e. at Coleorton.
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