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William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. 5: The Later Years: Part II: 1829–1834 (Second Revised Edition)

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MS. Lonsdale MSS. Hitherto unpublished.

  • Rydal Mount
  • 7th Febry [1832]

My Lord,

Mr Curwen2 has informed me by message that he does not mean now, or at any future time to come forward as a Candidate for Cumberland. Being much interested for Mr C's personal welfare I am truly glad of this determination. The fact is communicated to me solely from the family connection, but I feel there is no breach of confidence in naming it to your Lordship; and though not improbably you may have heard it from some other quarter, and it may even have been publicly declared, yet I should not wish it to be mentioned as coming from me.

Let me congratulate your Lordship, as I do most cordially, upon your recovery from the late severe accident.

Lady Lonsdale will accept of my sincere thanks for the truly welcome Letter with which she favored me the other day.

pg 488I hope that Lord Lowther is arrived, and that circumstances may allow him to decide for Westmorland.1

  • ever most faithfully         
  • Your Lordship's     
  • much obliged    
  • Wm Wordsworth  

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Editor’s Note
2 Henry Curwen.
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