Compiled in 1957 by Hugh R. Hulbert, In the Footsteps of William and Dorothy, An Illustrated Anthology demonstrates how hindsight has improved our appreciation of Dorothy Wordsworth’s literary talents. Hulbert explains how Dorothy’s detailed and often poetic journal entries laid the foundation for many of her brother William’s famous works. This page in particular shows one of Dorothy’s most famous posthumously published journal entries and the poem that it inspired in William. By placing these passages next to one another, Hulbert gives Dorothy the well-deserved respect and acknowledgement that was not always afforded to her during her lifetime.
Contributed by Amanda Charles