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Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, Volume Two

E. de Selincourt (editor); Dorthy Wordsworth

ISBN 10: 020800985X / ISBN 13: 9780208009852
Published by Archon Books, Hamden, CT, 1970
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Volume 2 only. Slight shelf wear. Near fine jacket in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 29781

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Title: Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, Volume Two

Publisher: Archon Books, Hamden, CT

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VIII JOURNAL OF A MOUNTAIN RAMBLE BY DOROTHY AND WILLIAM WORDSWORTH November ;th To 13TM, 1805 JOURNAL OF A MOUNTAIN RAMBLE, WRITTEN BY DOROTHY WORDSWORTH1 Wednesday, November ·jth.--On a damp and gloomy morning we set forward, William on foot, and I upon the pony, with William's greatcoat slung over the saddle crutch, and a wallet containing our bundle of "needments,." As we went along the mist gathered upon trie valleys, and it even rained all the way to the head of Patterdale; but there was never a drop upon my habit larger than the smallest pearls upon a lady's ring. The trees of the larger island upon Rydale Lake were of the most gorgeous colours; the whole island reflected in the water, as I remember once in particular to have seen it with dear Coleridge, when either he or William observed that the rocky shore, spotted and streaked with purplish brown heath, and its image in the water, together were like an immense caterpillar, such as, when we were children, we used to call Woolly Boys, from their hairy coats. ... As the mist thickened, our enjoyments increased, and my hopes grew bolder; and when we were at the top of Kirkstone (though we could not see fifty yards before us) we were as happy travellers as ever paced side by side on a holiday ramble. At such a time and in such a place every scattered stone the size of one's head becomes a companion. There is a 1 This title is given by the editor. There is none in the original MS.--Ed. fragment of an old wall at the top of Kirkstone, which, magnified yet obscured as it was by the mist, was scarcely less interesting to us when we cast our eyes upon it, than the view of a noble monument of ancient grandeur has been--yet this same pile of stones we had never before observed. When we had descende...

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Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth (1771 1855) was an English author, poet and diarist.

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