Reading “Elegiac Stanzas” in Dove Cottage

Monday March 13, 2017: Later that night, Jeff led us to the sitting room, where we listened to Noor’s reading of “Elegiac Stanzas.” She sat in Wordsworth’s very own chair, by Sir George Beaumont’s painting of the Piel Castle, and we stood in the comfort of the candlelight, our silence gently disrupted by the steady…

The Dove Cottage Soirée

Friday March 21, 2017: Friday evening was our last evening with Jeff, Alice, and the rest of the Wordsworth Trust staff. Jeff had planned a celebratory evening for us all in Dove Cottage, where many surprises lay in store for us. The staff of the Trust plied us, as ever, with a tremendous quantity of…