I liked this expansive moon-scape and the detail of Wordworth keeping his curtains open to see it.
‘The moon shone upon the water below Silver-how, & above it hung, combining with Silver how on one side, a Bowl-shaped moon the curve downwards – the white fields, glittering Roof of Thomas Ashburner’s house, the dark yew tree, the white fields – gay & beautiful. Wm lay with his curtains open that he might see it.’ Saturday 12 December 1801.
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Source: Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals, ed. and introduction by Pamela Woof (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 2008 (2002)), p. 48
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