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George Heath
1844

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The Moorland Poet
1869

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Herbert Wilson Foster provided three illustrations for the 1870 Memorial Edition, as well as the portrait of George Heath. The 1880 edition includes an additional drawing of Mow Cop. I have included these at the relevant points within the online editions of the book. They can also be viewed here alongside more recent photographs of the same places.

Memorial Edition 1870

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The Poet’s Grave

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The Inscriptions

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Horton Church

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The Poet’s Home

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Endon Church

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Mow Cop

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I’ve also added some photos of ‘Rudyard Lake’ and ‘The Roches’, places mentioned in George Heath’s poems.

 

Rudyard Lake

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Lies the lake in tranquil beauty,
     Like a model mimic sea,
Like a brightly polished mirror,
     In a frame of ebony;

from RUDYARD

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The Roches

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Beyond, a solemn wave of shaggy heights,
Crowned with the tuft of Roches, glimmered red.

from EDITH

 

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And finally, a couple of maps of the area, courtesy of google.

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