DW to Mrs John Marshall: Grasmere Wednesday Morng. September 10th [and 12th] 1800.
[From a letter written later, extracts from which are given more fully below in Letter/Extract 25]
William and John were in Yorkshire last summer, at Gor Dale Yordas, &c, thence they went to see our Friends the Hutchinsons and were absent a whole month. They talked about paying you a visit, but they found they had stayed so long at Scarborough that they did not like to leave me alone any longer. During their absence, I felt myself very lonely while I was within doors . . . (EY , 298).