Dove Cottage home of William Wordsworth, Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, UK

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    It was in this little cottage, at times ‘crammed edge full’ with people, in the heart of the remote Lake District, that William Wordsworth wrote some of the greatest poetry in the English language and Dorothy kept her famous 'Grasmere Journal', now on display in the Museum. William came across his first Grasmere home by chance as he and his brother John walked along this lane with his fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in late 1799. He and his sister Dorothy moved in just a few weeks later. The cottage had once been an inn, the 'Dove and Olive Bough'. It was now to be the Wordsworths’ home for the next eight years. In 1802 William married Mary Hutchinson and three of their five children were born here. https://wordsworth.org.uk/visit/dove-cottage.html" rel="noreferrer nofollow">wordsworth.org.uk/visit/dove-cottage.html
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    Gidzy
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9292942@N08/11655303383/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 9 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2013-12-28T15:22:33
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