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Elegiac Stanzas, William Wordsworth, Richard Matlak Dec 1805

Elegiac Stanzas, William Wordsworth, Richard Matlak

Texts relating to the Earl of Abergavenny (ship)

Poem written by William Wordsworth in response to Sir George Beaumont's painting Piel Castle in a Storm, which Wordsworth associated with his brother's tragedy. Captain John Wordsworth died when his ship, the Earl of Abergavenny, sank off the coast of England during a storm in February, 1805.

Annotated by Richard Matlak.

The poetic text and associated image accompany a model of the Earl of Abergavenny, East Indiaman on display in Dinand Library at the College of the Holy Cross.