Letter/Extract 13

STC to Mrs S. T. Coleridge: Göttingen, bey Hüne in der Wende Strasse. April 23rd, 1799.

I received your affecting letter, dated Easter Sunday; and had I followed my impulses, I should have packed up & gone with Wordsworth & his Sister, who passed thro', & only passed thro' this place, two or three days ago. – If they burn with such impatience to return to their native Country, they who are all to each other, what must I feel, with every thing pleasant & every thing valuable, & every thing dear to me at a distance . . . (CL I, 484).