Summer | Dorothy Wordsworth's Journals


Dorothy Wordsworth

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Tonight, we’ll read another excerpt from Dorothy Wordsworth’s personal journal, which she kept the year 1802. It was published a century later in 1897.

Wordsworth was an English author, poet, and diarist. She was the sister of the Romantic poet William Wordsworth, and the two were close all their adult lives.

This particular journal was from a period that the siblings were staying in the village of Grasmere, England. The Wordsworths, part of the 'Lake Poets' group known for living near Grasmere lake, lived in Grasmere for 14 years and called it "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found."

Another of the “Lake Poets” is mentioned frequently in this journal- their friend the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

If you enjoy this episode, please check out the “Winter” and “Spring” journal episodes that aired recently, and our other episode featuring this author titled “First Steps | A Scottish Tour” that we rebroadcast on January of 2023.