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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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MS. Cornell. Hitherto unpublished.

  • 44 Dover Street
  • 1t July 1836

My dear Sir,

My departure draws nigh, not for the continent but for home, as I find I have not courage to face another long absence without seeing my family. Next Tuesday noon I leave London for St Albans, to be there taken up by the Manchester Coach the day after. I write this partly to bid you farewell, and partly to say how happy I should be could you make me the Conveyer of your charming Picture1—if finished to your mind, as I am sure so beautiful a performance if it accompanied me could not fail to add to the pleasures of my day of welcome. Should not the alteration be completed to your satisfaction the Picture might afterwards be sent to Mr Moxons, and My Nephew would gladly charge himself with it on his journey to the North, a month hence.

Let me add, if you [are]2 tempted to revisit the Lakes it would give me great Pleasure to shew you the Beauties of Rydal Mount.

  • Believe me my dear Sir               
  • with much respect         
  • Your obliged      
  • Wm Wordsworth   

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Editor’s Note
1 The copy of his portrait of W. W. which Pickersgill had made for Dora W.
Editor’s Note
2 Word dropped out.
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