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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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1027. W. W. to MISS STANLEY7

  • Endorsed: Wordsworth June 2, 1836.
  • MS. Cornell. Hitherto unpublished.

  • 41 Upper Grosvenor Street
  • [2 June 1836]8

Dear Miss Stanley

Most fortunately I am disengaged on Thursday, and shall be happy to avail myself of the kind invitation of Sir John and Lady pg 237Maria Stanley1 to dine with them on that day.

  • believe me               
  • dear Miss Stanley,           
  • sincerely yours       
  • Wm Wordsworth   

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Editor’s Note
7 Probably Maria (1798–1882), eldest daughter of Sir John Stanley, Bart., mentioned below.
Editor’s Note
8 On 2 June W. W. accompanied John Kenyon, Miss Mitford, Elizabeth Barrett (1806–61), whom he had first met on 27 May at Kenyon's, Landor, and the Marshalls, on an expedition to the Duke of Devonshire's Palladian villa at Chiswick (see Letters of Elizabeth Browning, ed. Frederic G. Kenyon, 2 vols., 1897, i, 43, 47; Elizabeth Barrett to Miss Mitford, ed. Betty Miller, 1954, pp. ix–x).
Editor’s Note
1 Sir John Thomas Stanley, 7th Bart. (1766–1850), later 1st Baron Stanley of Alderley, and his wife Maria (1771–1863), daughter of John, 1st Earl of Sheffield. Their nephew Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1815–81), the future Dean of Westminster, now an undergraduate at Balliol College, Oxford, was already known to the Wordsworths, having visited Rydal Mount with Dr. Arnold in Aug. 1833. (See R. E. Prothero and G. G. Bradley, Life and Correspondence of Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, D. D., 2 vols., 1893, i. 100–1; and RMVB.) The Stanleys were connected by marriage with the Hares, and it was probably through Julius Hare that W. W. came to know them.
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