Written probably in spring or summer 1814; first published in The Excursio. (1814), and, with revisions, in all subsequent editions of the poem. The date of the appended extract from The Reclus. is considerably earlier, probably 1806: see John Alban Finch, ‘On the Dating of Home at Grasmer.‘, in Bicentenary Wordsworth Studie., ed. J. Wordsworth, Ithaca and London, 1970, 14–28. My text is Wordsworth’s final version, in Poetical Work. (1849–50), vi. 3–8.