Apart from the fact that this was taken in Hawkshead, and Wordsworth is reputed to have wandered lonely as a cloud around the shores of Ullswater, and not forgetting for a moment that someone as erudite as he is unlikely to have used such a turn of phrase, William Wordsworth may well have nipped in here for a quick 'arf or two.
He certainly lodged in the village and went to the grammar school there.
Of course, he is more well known for having lived in Dove Cottage in Grasmere, or in nearby Rydal, at Rydal Mount, as John's posts attest.
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tyro (18676) 2014-03-11 9:27
Well, I'm not sure if Wordsworth actually wrote these lines - but I bet he thought them to himself on more than one occasion. And thank you for your kind reference to my picture of Rydal Mount which, as you say, is actually in the village of Rydal itself - up a steep hill at the Ambleside end of the village.
An interesting note about Hawkshead too. I looked at your map and I could certainly see the Grammar School, a clothing outlet and some public toilets/'bus shelter structure, but I couldn't see the pub or inn which sports this lovely sign!
A lovely clear photograph with this fine sign nicely seen surrounded by variegated ivy. Lovely light and colours and exceptional sharpness, as always.
Noel_Byrne (20978) 2014-03-11 11:13
I like that a lot, brought a smile to my face. So many phrases have began with those epic words, and ended with something quite unexpected, this is a great example. And who can blame him, I imagine tromping around writing poetry all day would be thirsty work, and well deserved of ye olde tipple or two!
Nice capture, and the greenery is a cool natural frame.
All the best
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-03-11 11:21
Great capture of this super sign, made me chuckle.
Splendid management and presentation.
Trust you guys are all well.
romanaa (7934) 2014-03-24 10:06
what a poet there is inside you when you think of a Wordsworth in front of the pub. Nice one to make me smile.
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3360)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-09
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Canon IXUS 105
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): British Humour [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-11 7:50