Poor Dorothy

Dorothy ... the life of the party!

Dorothy ... the life of the party!

Excellent article over at LRB about Wordsworth’s amazing poem, “The Prelude”, which includes this rather scathing assessment of Wordsworth’s sister, Dorothy:

Coleridge … considered Wordsworth’s intellectual life hampered anyway by his unclubbable manners and the presence of Dorothy. ‘You have two things against you,’ he wrote, ‘your not loving smoke; and your sister.’

OUCH!

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