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“ Idolized by many, and used without scruple visited Mr. Coleridge have left him with a feeling by more, the poet of Christabel and the “An. akin to the judgment indicated in the above re. cient Mariner' is but little truly known in that mark. They admire the man more than his common literary world, which, without the pre. works, or they forget the works in the absorbing rogative of conferring fame hereafter, can most impression made by the living author. And no surely give or prevent popularity for the present. wonder. Those who remember him in his more In that circle he commonly passes for a man of vigorous days can bear witness to the peculiarity genius who has written some very beautiful and transcendent power of his conversational eloverses, but whose original powers, whatever they quence. It was unlike any thing that could be were, have been long since lost or confounded in heard elsewhere; the kind was different, the de the pursuit of metaphysic dreams. We ourselves gree was different; the manner was different. venture to think very differently of Mr. Coleridge, The boundless range of scientific knowledge, the both as a poet and a philosopher, although we are brilliancy and exquisite nicety of illustration, the well enough aware that nothing which we can deep and ready reasoning, the strangeness and say will, as matters now stand, much advance his immensity of bookish lore, were not all; the dra. chance of becoming a fashionable author. In. matic story, the joke, the pun, the festivity, must deed, as we rather believe, we should earn small be added ; and with these the clerical-looking thanks from him for our happiest exertions in dress, the thick waving silver hair, the youthful. such a cause ; for certainly, of all the men of let colored cheek, the indefinable mouth and lips, the ters whom it has been our fortune to know, we quick yet steady and penetrating greenish-grey never met any one who was so utterly regardless eye, the slow and continuous enunciation, and the of the reputation of the mere author as Mr. Cole- everlasting music of his tones,—all went to make ridge-one so lavish and indiscriminate in the up the image and to constitute the living presence exhibition of his own intellectual wealth before of the man." any and every person, no matter whomone so In a note at the conclusion of the number of reckless who might reap where he had most pro “ The Quarterly Review" from which the predigally sown and watered. "God knows,'

-as we ceding passage has been taken, Mr. Coleridge's once heard him exclaim upon the subject of his decease is thus mentioned : unpublished system of philosophy,—God knows, “ It is with deep regret that we announce the I have no author's vanity about it. I should be death of Mr. Coleridge. When the foregoing ar. absolutely glad if I could hear that the thing had ticle on his poetry was printed, he was weak in been done before me.' It is somewhere told of body, but exhibited no obvious symptoms of so Virgil, that he took more pleasure in the good near a dissolution. The fatal change was sudden verses of Varius and Horace than in his own. and decisive; and six days before his death he We would not answer for that; but the story has knew, assuredly, that his hour was come. His always occurred to us, when we have seen Mr. few worldly affairs had been long settled ; and, Coleridge criticising and amending the work of a after many tedious adieus, he expressed a wish contemporary author with much more zeal and that he might be as little interrupted as possible. hilarity than we ever perceived him to display His sufferings were severe and constant till within about any thing of his own. Perhaps our readers thirty-six hours of his end; but they had no may have heard repeated a saying of Mr. Words- power to affect the deep tranquillity of his mind, worth, that many men of this age had done won. or the wonted sweetness of his address. His derful things, as Davy, Scott, Cuvier, &c.; but prayer from the beginning was, that God would that Coleridge was the only wonderful man he not withdraw his Spirit; and that by the way in ever knew. Something, of course, must be al. which he would bear the last struggle, he might lowed in this as in all other such cases of anti- be able to evince the sincerity of his faith in thesis ; but we believe the fact really to be, that Christ. If ever man did so, Coleridge did." the greater part of those who have occasionally

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| MEMOIR OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE Religious Musings; a Desultory Poem 13

JUVENILE POEMS

The Destiny of Nations ; a Vision

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1

Genevieve

2 SIBYLLINE LEAVES -

Sonnet, to the Autumnal Moon.

I. POEMS OCCASIONED BY POLITICAL EVENTS, OR

Time, Real and Imaginary, an Allegory . ib.

FEELINGS CONNECTED WITH THEM.

Monody on the death of Chatterton ibo

Songs of the Pixies

4

Ode to the Departing Year

21

The Raven, a Christmas Tale, told by a

France; an Ode

23

School-boy to his little Brothers and Sisters 5

Fears in Solitude ; written in April, 1798,
Absence: a Farewell Ode on quitting School

during the alarm of an Invasion ... 24

for Jesus College, Cambridge.

ib.

Fire, Famine, and Slaughter; a War Eclogue 26

Lines on an Autumnal Evening.

Recantation-illustrated in the Story of the

ib.

Mad Ox

27

The Rose

6

The Kiss

ib. II. LOVE POEMS.

To a Young Ass—its Mother being tethered

Introduction to the tale of the Dark Ladie 28

near it

Lewti, or the Circassian Love Chaunt. 29

Domestic Peace.

The Picture, or the Lover's Resolution 30

The Sigh.

The Night Scene; a Dramatic Fragment 31
Epitaph on an Infant.,

To an Unfortunate Woman, whom the Au-
Lines written at the King's Arms, Ross
Lines to a beautiful Spring in a Village

thor had known in the days of her inno
cence. ::

32
Lines on a Friend, who died of a frenzy fe-

To an Unfortunate Woman at the Theatre 33

ver induced by calumnious reports ib.

Lines, composed in a Concert-room .

To a Young Lady, with a Poem on the French

The Keepsake

ib

Revolution.

To a Lady, with Falconer's “ Shipwreck”. 34

Sonnet." My heart has thanked thee, Bowles!

To a Young Lady, on her Recovery from a

for those soft strains"

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Fever..

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* As late I lay in slumber's shadowy

Something childish, but very natural-writ-

vale"

ib.

ten in Germany

ib

Though roused by that dark vizir,

Home-sick-written in Germany

ib

Riot rude"

ib.

Answer to a Child's Question .

ib

* When British Freedom for a hap-

The Visionary Hope .

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pier land"

ib.

The Happy Husband; a Fragment. ib

" It was some spirit, Sheridan! that

Recollections of love.

ib.

breathed”.

ib.

On Revisiting the Sea-shore after long ab-

. * O what a loud and fearful shriek

ib.

was there".

il.

The Composition of a Kiss

36

" As when faroff the warbled strains

are heard".

10 III. MEDITATIVE POEMS.

" Thou gentle look, that didst iny Hymn before Sun-rise, in the Vale of Cha-
soul beguile"

ib.
mouny

ib
" Pale roamer through the night! Lines written in the Album at Elbingerode,

thoa poor forlorn!"

ib. in the Hartz Forest .

37

Sweet Mercy! how my very heart

On observing a Blossom on the 1st of Feb-
has bled"
ib.

ib.
-" Thou bleedest, my poor heart! and

The Eolian Harp-composed at Clevedon,
thy distress"
ib. Somersetshire

ib,
To the Author of the Robbers” . ib. Reflections on having left a Place of Retire-

Lines composed while climbing the left as-

ment

38

cent of Brockley Coomb, Somersetshire, To the Rev. Geo. Coleridge of Ottery St.

May, 1795. ..

ib. Mary, Devon—with some Poems 39

Lines, in the manner of Spenser

11 Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath ib.

imitated from Ossian

ib. A Tombless Epitaph . .

39

The Complaint of Ninathoma

ib. This Lime-tree Bower my Prison

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Lines, imitated from the Welsh .

ib. To a Friend, who had declared his intention

to an infant

ib. of writing no more Poetry

ib.

in answer to a Letter from Bristol .. 12 To a Gentleman-composed on the night

to a Friend, in answer to a melancholy

after his Recitation of a Poem on the

Letter

13 Growth of an Individual Mind

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The Nightingale; a Conversation Poem . . 42 PART II. THE SEQUEL, ENTITLED

Frost at Midnight

43| USURPER'S FATE"

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To a Friend, together with an unfinished

Poem.

ib. THE PICCOLOMINI, OR THE FIRST PART

The Hour when we shall meet again 44

OF WALLENSTEIN; a Drama, trans-

Lines to Joseph Cottle.....

ib.

lated from the German of Schiller .. 121

IV. ODES AND MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

THE DEATH OF WALLENSTEIN; a Tra-

• The Three Graves; a Fragment of a Sex.

gedy, in Five Acts ..

168

ton's Tale ..

ibi

Dejection; an Ode.

48 THE FALL OF ROBESPIERRE ; an Historic

Ode to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire 49

Drama

. 203

Ode to Tranquillity

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To a Young Friend, on his proposing to do MISCELLANEOUS POEMS
mesticate with the Author

ib.
Lines to W. L. Esq., while he sang to Pur-

PROSE IN RHYME ; OR EPIGRAMS, MORALITIES,

cell's Music .

51

AND THINGS WITHOUT A NAME.

Addressed to a Young Man of Fortune,

Love..

212

who abandoned himself to an indolent

and causeless Melancholy

Duty surviving Self-love, the only Sure

Friend of Declining Life; a Soliloquy . 213

Sonnet to the River Otter.

Phantom or Fact? a Dialogue in Verse ib.

-composed on a Journey homeward ;

Work without Hope .

ib.

the Author having received intelligence

Youth and Age

ib.
of the Birth of a Son, Sept. 20, 1796. .

214

Sonnet—To a Friend, who asked how I felt

A Day-dream.

when the Nurse first presented my In-

To a Lady, offended by a sportive observa-

tion that women have no souls

ib.

fant to me

52

“ I have heard of reasons manifold". zb.

The Virgin's Cradle Hymn

ib.

Lines suggested by the Last Words of Be-

On the Christening of a Friend's Child

rengarius.

ib.

ib.

Epitaph on an Infant

The Devil's Thoughts .

ib.

Melancholy; a Fragment

215

Tell's Birth-place-imitated from Stolberg 53

Constancy to an Ideal Object .

The Suicide's Argument, and Nature's An-

A Christmas Carol

ib.

io

Human Life, on the Denial of Immortality

The Blossoming of the Solitary Date-tree;

The Visit of the Gods-imitated from

a Lament

216

Schiller

54

Fancy in Nubibus, or the Poet in the

Elegy-imitated from Akenside's blank

Clouds.


verse Inscriptions

The Two Founts ; Stanzas addressed to a

Kubla Khan; or a Vision in a Dream

The Pains of Sleep

Lady on her recovery, with unblemished

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looks, from a severe attack of pain . . ib.

APPENDIX.

What is Life ?

217

Apologetic Preface to “ Fire, Famine, and

The Exchange

ib.

Slaughter ..

Sonnet, composed by the Sea-side, October,

THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER 60

1817.

Epigrams ·

CHRISTABEL

66

ib

The Wanderings of Cain

218

REMORSE; a Tragedy, in Five Acts

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Allegoric Vision

220

ZAPOLYA; a Christmas Tale.

The Improvisatore, or “ John Anderson, my

Part I. THE PRELUDE, ENTITLED

jo, John".

222

USURPER'S FORTUNE"

96

The Garden of Boccaccio.

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