Dorothy Wordsworth

Dorothy Wordsworth

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"[...]To the favoured strawberry-flower. Hither soon as spring is fled You and Charles and I will walk; Lurking berries, ripe and red, Then will hang on every stalk, Each within the leafy bower; And for that promise spare the flower!" An incident showing the tender sensibility of her nature when a child is also deserving of special mention. In a note to the "Second Evening Voluntary," Wordsworth says: "My sister, when she first heard the voice of the sea from this point (the high ground on the coast of Cumberland overlooking Whitehaven and the sea beyond it) and beheld the sea spread before her, burst into tears. Our family then lived at Cockermouth, and this fact was often mentioned among us as indicating the sensibility for which she was so remarkable." The death of their mother was, however, the signal for separation. Her[...]."
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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507555148
  • 9781507555149