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Title

Letters of William Wordsworth

Creator

William Wordsworth

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In the public domain and may be used without copyright restriction

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https://exhibits.lib.unc.edu/items/show/7052

Text

My dear Sir,

I was very sorry to leave Town without seeing you again.

Mr Coleridge had procured Tickets for the Opera that Evening; so that I availed myself of yours to accomodate a Friend, under a strict charge that he should restore it according to your instructions, which I shall be most grievously sorry if he has neglected to do.

The Person in question is a careful Reader of the Evening Mail, and the service you were so kind as to offer would at least produce to us some innocent entertainment; the puff please to observe must be in plain prose, as the good man never reads verse. —

Our stay here will not be more than a fortnight, we then move northward, shall be detained 3 weeks in Yorkshire, and then take up our abode quietly at Grasmere;†4 where we should be very happy to see you if you ever stroll so far. I say that not in the way of compliment, but seriously and sincerely.
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If you could leave the throng of business for a short while the sight of our scenery might do you good. —

Do not fail to let us hear from you soon; I shall be happy to learn that your mind is easier; be assured I take a most true and lively interest in your welfare. — Mrs W begs to be remembered to you and believe me ever yours

Wm Wordsworth

Colerton near Ashby de la Zouche Leicestershire
May 27th