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 Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth

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Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth

  • Birth 25 Dec 1771 Cockermouth, Allerdale Borough, Cumbria, England
  • Death 25 Jan 1855 Rydal, South Lakeland District, Cumbria, England
  • Burial Grasmere, South Lakeland District, Cumbria, England
  • Memorial ID 13696163

Born the only daughter of Ann (Cookson) and John Wordsworth, Dorothy was a writer of diaries, poems, and short stories. Never married, she devoted her life to her brother, the famous Romantic poet, William Wordsworth. Her diaries, most notably The Alfoxden and Grasmere journals, draw an intimate portrait of the Wordsworths' lives. Her journals are peopled by their close friends Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey, as well as Robert Burns and Thomas DeQuincey, all literary giants. Her writings served, at times, as an inspiration for William, and he mentioned her in poems, such as "Lines Written Above Tintern Abbey".

Bio by: Terie7

Gravesite Details Diarist and poet. Younger sister of William Wordsworth

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  • Created by: jb
  • Added: 21 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13696163
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth (25 Dec 1771–25 Jan 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13696163, citing St Oswald Churchyard, Grasmere, South Lakeland District, Cumbria, England ; Maintained by jb (contributor 46812212) .