It is Tuesday 2nd October 1849 and Dorothy Wordsworth is in Grasmere in England’s Lake District. It would appear to be a semi-planned time as she writes into her diary:
‘A very rainy morning. We walked after dinner to observe the torrents. I followed William to Rydale, he afterwards went to Butterlip How. I came home to receive the Lloyds. They walked with us to see Churnmilk force and the Black quarter. The black quarter looked marshy, and the general prospect was cold, but the Force was very grand.
We also find an interesting conversation regarding the manners of the rich of the country. These are described as avaricious and greedy for gain while having the effeminacy, unnaturalness and the unworthiness of their kind.
I don’t think Dorothy liked the upper-crust of Britain’s rich!