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Wordsworth on the Death of a Six Year Old

In November of 1812 William and Mary Wordsworth's third child became sick with the measles. His name was Thomas, he was just six years old and seemed to be holding up well for five days before he suddenly died on the first of December. The death of a child was much more common two hundred years ago but it can hardly have been any easier to bear. [...] Read more