The Wordsworth Trust section of our blog contains articles about the wonderful collection that we hold and what we do at Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum.

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Comparing Wordsworth with Raditladi: Cowton in Illinois

In January 2016, “WordsworthTrust, Curator Jeff Cowton was welcomed by the faculty and students of Principia College, Illinois, USA. He was invited to lead classes and workshops with students, looking at the writings and creative processes of William and Dorothy Wordsworth.

One such class compared L.D. Raditladi’s Selelo sa morati (A Lover’s Lament) with […]

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Gilpin, John Bernard. - View of Carlisle Cathedral. - 1765.Gilpin, John Bernard. - View of Carlisle Cathedral. - 1765.

Carlisle's Historic Buildings

Growing up in Carlisle I was not familiar with its historic buildings. Of course I’d been to the castle, to look around and go to children’s events. My secondary school prize giving ceremonies were held in the cathedral, and one felt like it had gone on for so long that my friends and I joked […]

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Wordsworthian Romance: 'Into a dazzling cavern'

This post is a shortened version of the Jonathan Wordsworth Memorial Lecture given by Professor Frederick Burwick, at  Grasmere on February 21st 2015.  You can see a film of the whole talk below.

 

In the eighteenth century, the term ‘Romantic’ was applied to a literary resurgence of wild narratives similar to those popular in the aristocratic circles of […]

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Joseph Wilkinson and the Guide to the Lakes

By Jenny Uglow

The Wordsworth Trust has nearly 50 watercolour sketches by Joseph Wilkinson (1765-1831), one of the figures on the fringes of Wordsworth’s life.

When I became interested in him a couple of years ago, for a hugely enjoyable Wordsworth Trust day in Grasmere, celebrating local artists, the Carlisle historian Denis Perriam, thought back […]

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