The Letters of Mary Wordsworth, 1800-1855

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122. TO CATHERINE CLARKSON

Rydal Mount Sept 7th [1845]

My dear old Friend,

It was very gratifying to us all to see once again your well-known hand-writing, and I have only waited to see your Relatives to thank you for thinking of us in connection with their excursion which afforded us so very agreeable an opportunity of hearing about you-- at the same time giving us the pleasure of becoming acquainted with so ingenuous a pair as the Brother and Sister you introduced to us. We only regretted that their visit to Ambleside was too short for us to be of use to them. However they seemed well pleased with what they did see, and I believe they had thoroughly enjoyed their tour-- And by this time I trust they are safely arrived at their home--as this was the day they calculated upon reaching Hampstead. We were, my dear friend, truly thankful to have from yourself so good an account of your dear and venerable husband--our, and the whole world's valued friend--heartily do we pray that to the end of his long and useful life he may be permitted to enjoy the comfortable state you report him to have regained since his late indisposition--and that like blessing may be awarded to you. My dear husband and myself are now both in our 76th year--and except a little grumbling now and then on the part of William and a twinge of rheumatism that sometimes overtakes me--we are both favoured beyond the lot that falls to the share of most persons--and are able to support and meet the anxieties and cares that come upon us--for which blessing I think we are duly grateful. From Oporto, as our friend H. C. R. has told you, we have had excellent news of our dear Dora's improved health--but alas, I fear we have not much reason to look for amendment in poor John's suffering wife's; not that we have reason to consider her in any immediate danger, but fear that greatly as it is to be desired, she may be quite unable to return to England; and deeply do we lament the advice and resolution that made them ever quit it. For she has derived no benefit from a foreign climate, nor do I believe she has been preserved from any illness that might not have been avoided in her own. All however was done for the best, and we must submit to the Almighty's will, whatever may be the Event.

We are expecting John's return shortly, to take the duty at Plumlands.1 The vicarage house at Brigham which he built himself

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Plumblands was about 8 miles from Brigham.

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The Letters of Mary Wordsworth, 1800-1855
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • List of Letters ix
  • Abbreviations and References Used in This Volume xvi
  • Introduction xvii
  • 1. to John Monkhouse1 26 October 1800 1
  • 2. to Catherine Clarkson 1
  • 3. to Thomas Monkhouse 4
  • 4. to John Monkhouse 4
  • 5. to Sarah Hutchinson 6
  • 6. to Sarah Hutchinson 7
  • 7. to Sarah Hutchinson 8
  • 9. to Dorothy Wordsworth 12
  • 10. to Thomas Monkhouse 16
  • 11. to Dorothy Wordsworth 21
  • 12. to Thomas Monkhouse 22
  • 13. to Thomas Monkhouse 27
  • 14. to Thomas Monkhouse 29
  • 15. to Thomas Monkhouse† 30
  • 16. to Thomas Monkhouse 31
  • 17. to Thomas Monkhouse 32
  • 18. to Thomas Monkhouse 36
  • 20. to Thomas Monkhouse 38
  • 21. to Sarah Hutchinson 41
  • 23. to Thomas Monkhouse 42
  • 24. to Thomas Monkhouse 44
  • 25. to Thomas Monkhouse 51
  • 27. to Thomas Monkhouse 53
  • 29. to Sarah Hutchinson 53
  • 30. to Sarah Hutchinson 55
  • 31. to Sarah Hutchinson 59
  • 32. to Sarah Hutchinson 64
  • 34. to Thomas Monkhouse 67
  • 35. to Thomas Monkhouse 71
  • 37. to John Monkhouse 71
  • 38. to Thomas Monkhouse 75
  • 40. to Thomas Monkhouse 81
  • 42. to Edward Quillinan 83
  • 43. to Edward Quillinan 87
  • 45. to Edward Quillinan 91
  • 47. to Edward Quillinan 93
  • 48. to Edward Quillinan 98
  • 49. to Joanna Hutchinson 99
  • 50. to Edward Quillinan 103
  • 53. to Thomas Monkhouse 108
  • 54. to Thomas Monkhouse 114
  • 56. to Edward Quillinan 116
  • 57. to Edward Quillinan 118
  • 58. to Edward Quillinan 120
  • 59. to Edward Quillinan 124
  • 61. to Edward Quillinan 125
  • 64. to Edward Quillinan 130
  • 65. to Edward Quillinan 133
  • 66. to Jane Marshall 134
  • 67. to W. Wordsworth, Junr 138
  • 68. to W. W., Junr 139
  • 70. to Isabella Fenwick 141
  • 71. to Isabella Fenwick 143
  • 72. to Mary Hutchinson 148
  • 74. to Thomas Hutchinson, Junr 149
  • 75. to Isabella Fenwick 154
  • 77. to Dora W. 156
  • 78. to W. W 158
  • 79. to Dora Wordsworth 164
  • 81. to Dora Wordsworth 166
  • 82. to W. W. 170
  • 85. to Dora Wordsworth and W. W. 179
  • 86. to W. W., Dora W.,T. and M. Hutchinson 186
  • 87. to Dora Wordsworth 190
  • 89. to Edward Ferguson 191
  • 90. to Dora Wordsworth 193
  • 91. to Dora Wordsworth 198
  • 93. to Dora Wordsworth 202
  • 94. to Thomas and Mary Hutchinson 204
  • 95. to Dora Wordsworth 208
  • 96. to Isabella Fenwick 210
  • 97. to Mary Hutchinson 211
  • 98. to Mary Hutchinson 213
  • 99. to Dora Wordsworth 215
  • 100. to Dora Wordsworth 219
  • 101. to Dora Wordsworth 224
  • 102. to Dora Wordsworth 225
  • 103. to Dora Wordsworth 228
  • 104. to Dora Wordsworth 233
  • 105. to Isabella Fenwick 237
  • 106. to Isabella Fenwick 238
  • 107. to Isabella Fenwick 239
  • 108. to C. W. Junr 241
  • 109. to Susan Wordsworth 243
  • 110. to Isabella Fenwick 246
  • 111. to Isabella Fenwick 247
  • 113. to Isabella Fenwick 252
  • 115. to Isabella Fenwick 254
  • 117. to Isabella Fenwick 260
  • 118. to Isabella Fenwick 266
  • 119. to Isabella Fenwick 267
  • 121. to Isabella Fenwick 271
  • 122. to Catherine Clarkson 273
  • 124. to William Wordsworth, Junr 274
  • 126. to Fanny Graham 277
  • 128. to Mary Hutchinson 278
  • 129. to Mary Hutchinson 280
  • 131. to Mary Hutchinson 281
  • 132. to Mary Hutchinson 284
  • 134. to Isabella Fenwick 284
  • 135. to Isabella Fenwick 285
  • 136. to Isabella Fenwick 288
  • 137. to Isabella Fenwick 289
  • 138. to Mary Hutchinson 292
  • 139. to Isabella Fenwick 295
  • 140. to Isabella Fenwick 296
  • 141. to Ebba Hutchinson 299
  • 143. to Thomas and Mary Hutchinson 303
  • 144. to Thomas and Mary Hutchinson 306
  • 145. to Isabella Fenwick 307
  • 146. to Thomas Hutchinson and Family 308
  • 147. to Mary Hutchinson 310
  • 148. to John Monkhouse 312
  • 149. to Mary Hutchinson 313
  • 150. to Mary Hutchinson 314
  • 151. to Isabella Fenwick 315
  • 152. to Mary Hutchinson 319
  • 153. to W. Wordsworth, Junr 320
  • 154. to W. Wordsworth, Junr 321
  • 155. to Susan Wordsworth1 322
  • 156. to W. Wordsworth, Junr 324
  • 157. to Mary Hutchinson 326
  • 159. to Elizabeth Hutchinson 328
  • 161. to Mary Hutchinson 331
  • 163. to the Thomas Hutchinsons 332
  • 164. to Elizabeth Hutchinson 335
  • 165. to the Hutchinsons 336
  • 167. to Mary Hutchinson 337
  • 169. to Susan Wordsworth 339
  • 170. to Isabella Fenwick 341
  • 171. to Isabella Fenwick 345
  • 173. to Isabella Fenwick 346
  • 174. to Isabella Fenwick 347
  • 176. to Mary Hutchinson 350
  • 177. to Mary Hutchinson 351
  • 178. to Susan Wordsworth 352
  • Index 355
  • The Hutchinson Family 365
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