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the late Mr. Henry Crabb Robinson, published in his “Diary and Reminiscences”; and of Mr. F. W. H. Myers for the like permission to make use of some letters which for the first time appeared in his “Wordsworth.” However far I have failed in my original design, and however imperfectly I may have performed my selfappointed task of love, it cannot be doubted that no name can more fittingly have a place in female biography than that of Dorothy Wordsworth.

BRADFord, 1886.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Pace
Introductory . - I
CHAPTER II.
Childhood and Early Life—Early Influence—Wordsworth
in France—Settlement at Racedown - - - 6
CHAPTER III.
Raisley Calvert—Residence at Racedown—Coleridge—Re-
moval to Alfoxden - - - - . . I7
CHAPTER IV.
Alsoxden—Hazlitt — Charles and Mary Lamb – Cottle—
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Residence in Germany . - - - • 29
CHAPTER V.
The Lake District . . . • * 44
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CHAPTER VI.
Life at Grasmere - - - • 59

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Ci IAI'TI. In VIII, The Circle Widened—Mrs. Wordsworth - - . 81

CHAPTER IX.

Tour in Scotland—Miss Wordsworth's Journal - - 93 - - --

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De Quincey-His Description of Miss Wordsworth—Removal to Allan Bank . - - - - . I2O

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CHAPTER XIII. Removal to Rydal Mount—Dora Wordsworth - . 139

CHAPTER XIV.

Friends -Tour on Continent . - - . 146 -- -

CHAPTER XV.

Further Influence - - - - - . I55

Journal of Tour at Ullswater , - _-------

CHAPTER XVI. PAGE Illness and Last Years -- - - - . 169

CHAPTER XVII. A Quiet l'esting-place. - - - 186

CHAPTER XVIII.

Miss Wordsworth's Poems . - - - • 194 "T

CHAPTER XIX.

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