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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A lake of northwest England in the Lake District. Dove Cottage, in the former village of Grasmere, was the home of William Wordsworth from 1799 to 1808. The cottage is now a museum.

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  • If their community in Grasmere is a "unity," then, it is for Wordsworth a profoundly totemic and eucharistic one, comprised of mournful humans and mourned, missing or dead animals and founded both in violence and in ensuing, responsive practices of commemoration.

    'Sweet Influences': Human/Animal Difference and Social Cohesion in Wordsworth and Coleridge, 1794-1806

  • For such community in Grasmere is neither independent nor even necessarily "happy in itself"; it is uneasily dependent upon prior animal death for its blessings.

    'Sweet Influences': Human/Animal Difference and Social Cohesion in Wordsworth and Coleridge, 1794-1806

  • Arriving late to Dove Cottage, William Wordsworth's home in Grasmere, the pair are only admitted because the attendant recognises Brydon from the television, asking him for an autograph for her grandson who is a huge fan of his trademark Small Man in a Box impression, in which he makes his voice sound very small and high and far away and declares Help!

    Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan: 'We're not the big buddies people think we are'

  • Perkins cites the standard commentary on this reference to a "milder day": as referring to "a future time when ... 'all mankind' (l. 256) will share the 'blessedness' (l. 254) that the poet and his sister now know in Grasmere" ( "Wordsworth" 443).

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  • The rehearsal dinner will be held in a stone barn on a 525-acre estate called Grasmere, according to two people with knowledge of the events.

    Rhinebeck Conspiracy Theory

  • As with their mourning of the hart, this grief over putative past animal suffering or death also promises to earn them inclusion in Grasmere.

    'Sweet Influences': Human/Animal Difference and Social Cohesion in Wordsworth and Coleridge, 1794-1806

  • His Grasmere is a province of Nature -- her favoured province -- rather than of England; it is in the eye of Nature that the old Cumberland beggar lives and dies; England only provides the obnoxious workhouses to which these destitute vagrants were henceforth to be consigned.

    Recent Developments in European Thought

  • In "Grasmere," directed by Christl, I was wowed by how intensely aural the show was.

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  • Mr Bell was in a legal battle with Gerald Wilson, the owner of Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (above) to use the name 'Grasmere'

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  • Visiting places such as Grasmere, Derwentwater and The Langdales the group will explore the magnificient mountainous landscape, stunning autumnal woodland colours and the water that spectacularly shapes the region.

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