206.18 Dorothy Wordsworth - Leech Gatherer.pdf - Dorothy Wordsworth[A Leech Gatherer from The Grasmere Journals 3 October 1800\u2026 Wm and I \u2026 met an

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Dorothy Wordsworth, [A Leech Gatherer] from The Grasmere Journals 3 October 1800… Wm and I … met an old man almost double. He had on a coat, thrown over his shoulders, above his waistcoat & coat. Under this he carried a bundle, and had an apron on and a night-cap. His face was interesting. He had dark eyes & a long nose. John who afterwards met him at Wythburn took him for a Jew. He was of Scotch parents but had been born in the army. He had had a wife, “& a good woman & it pleased God to bless us with ten children''--all these were dead but one of whom he had not heard for many years, a sailor--his trade was to gather leeches, but now leeches were scarce & he had not strength for it--he lived by
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