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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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  • Address: Sir R. H. Inglis, Bart., M.P., Manchester Buildings, Westminster, London.
  • Postmark: 20 Feb. 1832.
  • MS. untraced.
  • LY ii. 605.

Rydal Mount [c. 19] Febry [1832]

My dear Sir,

I am not sure that I am doing right by troubling you with the enclosed, especially as I have the intention of following it up successively with two or three of its fellows, but I wish to spare the Comtee the expense of postage, and I hope by this precaution your privilege will not be drawn too much upon—and that you will excuse me giving you the trouble of transmitting the Papers to their proper destination, when the rest shall have been received.

pg 492The Declaration1 has had very good success among the scattered population of our extensive Parish—we have no dissenting place of Worship among us, and had it not been that the minds of some are poisoned by a Radical Whig and Dissenting Journal2 printed at Kendal, the Papers would have been signed by almost every one.

I hope that your own health, and that of Lady Inglis,3 are good. I have not seen Mr Southey for a long time but I understand that he is more than usually well.

  • Believe me dr Sir Robt          
  • very faithfully yours      
  • Wm Wordsworth    

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Editor’s Note
1 Lowther supporters in Cumberland and Westmorland had been active for nearly a month getting up petitions and circulating a Declaration against Reform (see Westmorland Gazette for 18 Feb.).
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2 The Kendal Chronicle.
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3 She was Mary, eldest daughter of Joseph Seymour Biscoe of Pendhill Court, Bletchingley, Surrey, and had married Sir Robert Inglis in 1807.
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