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The earliest text of Home at Grasmere, hitherto unpublished, is a poem more immediate and powerful than that printed in 1888. It is separated from the latest manuscript by several stages of revision, in which Wordsworth muted the openly personal tone of the original, altered phrasing throughout, and–most important–cut some 300 lines.
About Home at Grasmere. A continuous text made up of extracts from Dorothy Wordsworth’s Journal and a selection of her brother’s poems. Dorothy Wordsworth kept her Journal ‘because I shall give William pleasure by it’.
Home at Grasmere (MS D) was then given, in full, in Chapter XIV of William Knight’s Life of William Wordsworth (I, 232-254) in 1889. On the one hand, Knight was eager to present this material to the world but, on the other, he denigrated it even as he did so: “Future editors may find it desirable to make ‘selections’ from this canto, but in
William Wordsworth’s name is ineluctably associated with the English Lake District, the place where he spent his childhood and adolescence, and to which he returned on a permanent basis in December 1799. Settling into Dove Cottage, Grasmere, with his sister Dorothy, Wordsworth determined to make
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Home at Grasmere nonetheless remains Wordsworth’s most concentrated effort to imagine what it means to make a home, both physically and emotionally, in an …
‘Home at Grasmere’: reading These extracts are from Wordsworth’s unpublished poem ‘Home at Grasmere’ lines 218-236 and 256-269. The poem describes Wordsworth’s joy at finding a true home at last as well as his anxieties about being able to become the great poet he sought to be.
Verse > William Wordsworth > Complete Poetical Works PREVIOUS: NEXT : CONTENTS BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD: THE RECLUSE PART FIRST BOOK FIRST–HOME AT GRASMERE ONCE to the verge of yon steep barrier came A roving school-boy; what the adventurer’s age Hath now escaped his memory–but the hour, One of a golden summer holiday, He well remembers, though
William Wordsworth, ‘Home at Grasmere’, 1800 – The Project Reimagining Wordsworth will be a wonderful way to celebrate Wordsworth’s life and share inspiration from the past, for the future.
In 1799, William Wordsworth fell in love with Dove Cottage and Grasmere whilst on a walking tour of the Lake District. Within a few months, he had set up home here in …
1. Wordsworth’s Native Land – ‘Born among the hills / Bred also there’ (‘Home at Grasmere’, lines 348-49) Born in the town of Cockermouth in 1770, William Wordsworth’s first home was in the Lake District, and it was one of many he would have there.
Escape to the Lake District – a UNESCO World Heritage site – and you’ll find it’s easy to share William Wordsworth’s delight at the area. The vale of Grasmere, right in the heart of the Lake District, is surrounded by magnificent mountains and the shimmering waters of Grasmere lake.