Letter/Extract 21

STC to Thomas Poole: Friday Night [21 March 1800].

I would to God, I could get Wordsworth to re-take Alfoxden – the Society of so great a Being is of priceless Value – but he will never quit the North of England – his habits are more assimilated with the Inhabitants there – there he & his Sister are exceedingly beloved, enthusiastically. Such difference do small Sympathies make – such as Voice, Pronunciation, &c . . . (CL 1, 582).