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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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  • Address: W. Strickland Cookson Esqre, 6 Lincoln's Inn. [In M. W.'s hand]
  • Postmark: 26 Dec. 1826.
  • Endorsed: W. Wordsworth. 26 Decr 1826.
  • MS. Yale University Library.
  • LY i. 261.

[c. 22 Dec. 1826]

My dear Sir,

Thanks for the Inscription,5 it had need to be taken care of, being so expensive.—

pg 501I am quite at a loss to know what I have gained by the Bonus of which so much used to be said—It would be adding to the many obligations I owe you if at your perfect leisure and convenience you could learn this, and state it to me in a way that would be intelligible to one of my slender comprehension for things of this sort.

We expect John in two or three days. He was to take his degree last Monday, having passed his Examination ten days ago with much credit. You perhaps know that the failure of his Health, when he returned to close study last August, rendered it necessary that he should give up aiming at Honors, which we are assured he would otherwise have attained, so that we are quite satisfied with his University Career.

Miss Hutchinson has just returned from a visit of a month to Kendal.

Dora who has long been in a poorly way, we hope is better; but still very weak and incapable of exertion, and wholly unfit for any kind of exposure—

With many thanks for your attention and all the kind regards of the season from all here I remain

  • my dear friend        
  • faithfully yours      
  • Wm Wordsworth  

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Editor’s Note
5 i.e. the registration of one of W. W.'s share holdings.
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