Alice Fell

photograph by Jon Tyson via Unsplash

Up to the tavern-door we post;
Of Alice and her grief I told;
And I gave money to the host,
To buy a new cloak for the old.

“And let it be of duffil grey,
As warm a cloak as man can sell!”
Proud creature was she the next day,
The little orphan, Alice Fell!

— Wordsworth, “Alice Fell, Or Poverty”


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