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William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. 6: The Later Years: Part III: 1835–1839 (Second Revised Edition)

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pg 163974. W. W. to EDWARD MOXON

  • Address: Edward Moxon Esq, Dover St, London.
  • MS. Henry E. Huntington Library.
  • K. LY ii. 767.

  • Rydal Mount
  • Friday [? 5 Feb. 1836]

My dear Mr Moxon,

Thanks for the verses,1 they will be quite correct when you have replaced the line

  •      Otherwise wrought the will of the Most High:
  •      Yet etc.2

I do not forget your friendly invitation. Take care in respect to the Selections3 that your liberality to me does not injure yourself. I think it probable that I shall be in Town in the Spring, and if it be after the earlier part of April, if you can make room for me for a little while I should be glad.—

I have never heard of Hartley's intention to write his Father's life, nor do I think it probable; but your message shall be conveyed to him. He is preparing for the Press another Vol. of Poems,4 as I understand, and I shall recommend to him to publish with you if you will undertake the work.—

Since the above was written Mrs W. has seen H. C. He has no intention of writing his Father's life, but he has Poems and other works which he would be glad to publish with you.—

  • ever faithfully yours    
  • W. W.  

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Editor’s Note
1 The revise asked for in the previous letter.
Editor’s Note
2 On second thoughts, W. W. put these lines back into the verses in memory of Charles Lamb. See next letter.
Editor’s Note
3 The 2nd edn. of Hine's Selections from the Poems of William Wordsworth.
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4 This volume was not forthcoming, though Moxon replied to W. W. on 24 Feb.: 'I shall at any time be glad of either Prose or Verse from him, but if the latter I should not I fear be able to do more than print it at my own risk and divide the profits with him.' (WL MSS.)
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