Letter/Extract 2

DW to Mrs William Rawson (her aunt). The Second part of the same letter as in Extract 1: Bristol, 3rd July, 1798.

[Dorothy makes clear that the trip to Germany is undertaken in part as an economy and not as a luxury]

When I am just upon the point of concluding my letter I recollect that you may perhaps think that we are going upon an expensive scheme into Germany and that our income will not suffice to maintain us. I must put you to the expense of a double letter to explain this to you. . . . We can live for less money in Germany while we are stationary than we can in England, so that you see our regular income (independent of what we may gain by translation) will be sufficient to support us when we are there . . . (EY, 224).