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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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728. W. W. to JULIET SMITH3

MS. Lilly Library, Indiana University. Hitherto unpublished.

[There follows To the Author's Portrait, as in PW iii. 50, except that in l. 6 read 'In the hot crucible of change, wilt seem', in l. 8 'To think.', and in l. 10 'a starting tear'.]

  • Rydal Mount
  • 28 Novbr 1832.

My dear Madam,

Pray accept the above—a little stiff in the hand-writing which is partly owing to inexpertness in managing the horizontal Pen you pg 567were so kind as to give me during my late very agreeable visit at Tent Lodge.

  • ever sincerely yours      
  • Wm Wordsworth  

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Editor’s Note
3 Mrs. Juliet Smith, of Tent Lodge, Coniston (see MY ii. 409), mother of Elizabeth Smith, the scholar and translator (see pt. i, L. 317).
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