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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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  • Address: Edward Fergusen Esqre, near Halifax. Double paid. [In M. W.'s hand]
  • Postmark: 7 Feb. 1838.
  • Stamp: Kendal Penny Post.
  • MS. Cornell. Hitherto unpublished.

  • Rydal Mount
  • 7th Febry [18]38

My dear Mr Ferguson,

I enclose my Sister's Receipt for the Legacy left her, by her Aunt,1 as she used to call her. You will see by the Handwriting that afflicted as she is both in mind and body, her nerves are as steady as ever. Though we have the company of our younger Son from Carlisle, ours is but a dull house. Our Daughter is at Dover, and we have good accounts of her health; but John has had a severe cold with so much fever (the typhus raging in the neighbourhood) as caused his poor Wife great alarm.

Pray remember us most kindly to your Sister,2 and, believe me

  • dear Mr Ferguson          
  • faithfully yours        
  • Wm Wordsworth    

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Editor’s Note
1 Mrs. Rawson.
Editor’s Note
2 Anne Ferguson.
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