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The Christmas Eve Letter: reading

Professor Keith Hanley, Lancaster University, reads from the Wordsworths' Christmas Eve letter, written to Coleridge in 1799.

The Christmas Eve letter is a letter written by the Wordsworths to Coleridge on first arriving in their new home, Dove Cottage (24 December, 1799).

As you listen, think about what subjects most concern the letter writer.

What do they most urgently want to communicate?

Did anything surprise you here?

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