[banned member] wrote:De Quincey also wrote "Recollections of the Lakes and the Lake Poets" which I've only scanned so far (gathering dust as usual) but it seems to be a wonderful read too. He writes predominantly about Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey and there are little insights into Lakeland community - great for anyone into that sort of thing.
Raphael wrote:I don't think I could go to the wilds of Scotland- I would be heartbroken to come back to the city.
But at least you would have seen it, right? It's kind of like falling in love--well, it IS falling in love, just with a place rather than a person. As they say, "better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." Plus, it gives you a continuing goal: to go back there again!
Raphael wrote:No the pain would be too great.
Maureen wrote:One the way back we stopped for a day in Blackpool - and the contrast from the beautiful tranquility of the lakes and the busy seaside resort was just too much - I wanted to turn round and go straight back.
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