Dove Cottage
2.00 - 3.00pm

‘The inflamed state of one of my eyes renders it improbable that I shall be able to keep my engagement with you tomorrow.’ This letter, written in his wife Mary’s hand, is just one of many examples of Wordsworth’s struggle with his eyesight. His fear that his loss of sight would become permanent was an anxiety that recurred in his poetry, and was often discussed in the correspondence of Mary and his sister Dorothy. Ella Luo, Education Trainee, will explore how William Wordsworth’s experience with blindness informed his relationship with his family, his friends, and his poetry.

Cost: £7 (including tea & toast)

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