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Exploring the hills around Grasmere on our first day

“RETROSPECT–LOVE OF NATURE LEADING TO LOVE OF MAN

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With deep devotion, Nature, did I feel,

In that enormous City’s turbulent world

Of men and things, what benefit I owed…

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Back in the States! A Quick Message!

Hello all!

As we continue to work on this site, we would like to draw your attention to the Posts By Day page that can be found at the top right corner of our page. 77 more words

Airport Excursions

During our twenty-hour excursion to Grasmere, we utilized two different buses, an airplane, and no small amount of suitcases. We traveled with eleven US citizens, one Iranian citizen, and one British citizen. 491 more words

Reliving Wordsworth's Schooldays: Colthouse and Hawkshead

Wednesday March 15, 2017:

On Wednesday, one of our first excursions was to Anne Tyson’s house, where Wordsworth lived while he was a student at Hawkshead Grammar School. 362 more words

Reading "Elegiac Stanzas" in Dove Cottage

Monday March 13, 2017:
Later that night, Jeff led us to the sitting room, where we listened to Noor’s reading of “Elegiac Stanzas.” She sat in Wordsworth’s very own chair, by Sir George Beaumont’s painting of the Piel Castle, and we stood in the comfort of the candlelight, our silence gently disrupted by the steady tick-tock of Wordsworths’ grandfather clock. 34 more words

Living in the Ancient-Present (with thanks)

By Carmen Hathaway, Abenaki artist – As Above, So Below

I received an email yesterday, through the Five College Native American listserv, sent out by Professor Lisa Brooks  (Chair of the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Program). 282 more words

Cultural Awareness