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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Dorothy Wordsworth- laudanum was the norm!

Always checking with Dorothy in her Grasmere Journals to see what the weather was. In 1802 today was warm with a little rain. The next few days were "very hot", though on the 23rd, Dorothy says "I was ill in the afternoon, took laudanum. We walked...on White Moss " Opium was commonly used for ailments of all sorts!

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