Changing Contexts: Home at Grasmere into The Excursion

Revision of material from Home at Grasmere for publication in The Excursion occurs between 21v and 27r of MS B and probably takes place between 1812-14. It concerns two stories: that of the seducer (Wilfred Armathwaite) and that of the Father with six daughters.

Below, you can compare the passages in the two Home at Grasmere manuscripts: MS R and MS B and in Excursion MSS as well as in the final published text of 1814.

Grasmere Tale 1: Wilfred Armathwaite

Home At Grasmere MS R, 136, 136-137ir, 136-137iv, 137, 138

138

136

137

136-137iv

136-137ir

136

MS B, 22r-24r

24r

23v

23r

22v

22r

Excursion MS 74

70r

70v

71r

Excursion 1814 Published text: p.298-301

p.301

p.300

p.299

p.298

Grasmere Tale 2: The Father with Six Daughters

MS R - 138/141ir, 138/141iv

138/141iv

138/141ir

MS B, 24r-27r

26r

25r

24v

24r

27r

26v

Excursion MS 74

73r

72v

72r

71v

71r

Excursion 1814, Published text: p. 301-304

p.304

p.303

p.302

p.301