Dorothy Wordsworth entry: Overview screen.
Christmas Day 1771
DW was born at Cockermouth
, the only girl and middle child in a family of five.
Between 14 May 1800 and 16 January 1803
DW wrote her Grasmere
23 April 1802
Dorothy Wordsworth celebrated Coniston Fells
as "in their own shape and colour—not man's hills, but all for themselves, the sky and the clouds, and a few wild creatures."
New Year's Day 1835
DW welcomed the New Year with a characteristic diary entry that notices the weather, the emotional state of her family (and the deaths of friends), and the potentially healing power of nature.
25 January 1855
DW died at Grasmere
after twenty years of variously-interpreted physical but especially mental decline, said by some to be arteriosclerosis and by some to be Alzheimer's.