A few years ago I noted Keats’ delight in a thrush in his garden, and so found a kindred joy in Dorothy’s writing about the singing thrush, which she later describes as ‘our own Thrush’, mentioning its ‘impatient shout’.
‘The thrush is singing. There are I do believe a thousand Buds on the honeysuckle tree all small & far from blowing save one that is retired behind the twigs close to the wall & as snug as a Bird’s nest.’ Thursday 3rd June 1802
‘There was our own Thrush shouting with an impatient shout – so it sounded to me.’ Saturday 19th June 1802
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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. 104 & 112
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