STC to Thomas Poole: Ratzeburgh. Novemb. 20th, 1798.
I have heard from Wordsworth – He is at Goslar – where he arrived six weeks ago & his violent hatred of letter-writing had caused his ominous silence – for which he accuses himself in severe terms. – Goslar is an old decaying city at the Foot of the Hartz Mountain[s] – provisions very cheap, & lodgings very cheap; but no Society – and therefore as he did not come into Germany to learn the Language by a Dictionary, he must remove: which he means to do at the end of the Month. (CL I, 445).