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WHERE FAMOUS POETS ARE HONOURED IN THE PRESERVATION OF THEIR HOMES AND HAUNTS

WHERE FAMOUS POETS ARE HONOURED IN THE PRESERVATION OF THEIR HOMES AND HAUNTS

At the east end of Rydal Water is the hamlet of Rydal, where Wordsworth went to live in 1813 and where he remained until his death in 1850. This house (top left) was called Rydat Mount and stands among trees on a hill which overlooks the church. By the banks of Rydal Water (top right) is a stone where the poet is said to have often sat. Our next literary shrine is in Bedfordshire, where upon the river Ouse is the little town of Olney. Here is a house (bottom left) where Cowper lived, at the south-east corner of the market place. During his stay here 1767-86, Cowper wrote "John Gilpin." In Kent we find glorious Penshurst Place, five miles south-west of Tonbridge, with associations of Sir Philip Sidney, Spenser Ben Jonson and Waller.

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