WORDSWORTH, William (1777-1850). Autograph manuscript poem signed in a neat hand in brown ink. 227 x 180 mm, folded in half. Contained in a buckram sleeve. Excellent condition.


Four lines thus:

Through Pulpits and the Desk may fail
To reach the hearts of wordly Men
Yet may the Grace of God prevail
And touch them through the Poet’s pen
April 28th

’That is the Wordsworth of 1841…’ Ryan. The Romantic Reformation: Religious Politics In English Literature, 1789-1824, Cambridge University Press. 1997

Wordsworth was in Bath for the marriage of his daughter Dora on 11th May 1841