As showcased in flowing and descriptive prose of D. Wordsworth’s journals, the Lake District of England, including the township of Grasmere, is a picturesque locale. The following contextual material draws on various resources and types of media to provide a visual understanding of the beauty of D. Wordsworth’s surroundings.
“Grasmere” (included as a frontispiece in the 1789 publication of A guide to the lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire by Thomas West)
“Dove Cottage, 1805” (home of D. Wordsworth while she lived in Grasmere)
“Derwent Water” (included as a frontispiece in the 1850 publication of Loiterings among the lakes of Cumberland and Westmoreland by Old Humphrey)
“Grasmere from Loughrigg” (included as a plate in the 1859 publication of Lake scenery of England by James Barker Pyne)
“Wordworth’s house – Rydal Mount; Graves of Wordsworth and Coleridge” (included as a plate in the 1874 publication of The English lakes in the neighbourhood of Ambleside by T. Nelson)
Scenic Video of the Lake District (2010)