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Grasmere

Grasmere, village, Cumbria, NW England, in the Lake District, near Lake Grasmere. Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth from 1799 to 1808; the Wordsworth museum is also there, and the Jerwood Center is nearby. The Wordsworth family and the writer Hartley Coleridge are buried in the churchyard of St. Oswald's. Thomas De Quincey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge also lived in Grasmere.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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