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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 recient 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 bis 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 who-one 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 tesis; but we believe the fact really to be, that Christ. If ever man did so, Coleridge did.” tne greater part of those who have occasionally
MEMOIR OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Religious Musings ; a Desultory Poem 13
The Destiny of Nations ; a Vision . 17
Sonnet, to the Autumnal Moon . .
I. POEMS OCCASIONED BY POLITICAL EVENTS, OR
Time, Real and Imaginary, an Allegory . ib.
Monody on the death of Chatterton ibo
The Raven, a Christmas Tale, told by a
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 .
Fire, Famine, and Slaughter; a War Eclogue 26
Recantation-illustrated in the Story of the
To a Young Ass—its Mother being tethered
Introduction to the tale of the Dark Ladie 28
Lewti, or the Circassian Love Chaunt . 29
The Picture, or the Lover's Resolution 30
The Night Scene; a Dramatic Fragment . 31
To an Unfortunate Woman, whom the Au-
thor had known in the days of her inno
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 . ia
To a Young Lady, with a Poem on the French
To a Lady, with Falconer's “ Shipwreck". 34
Sonnet. " My heart has thanked thee, Bowles!
To a Young Lady, on her Recovery from a
"As late I lay in slumber's shadowy
Something childish, but very natural-writ-
“Though roused by that dark vizir,
When British Freedom for a hap- The Visionary Hope . .
The Happy Husband; a Fragment . ib.
" It was some spirit, Sheridan! that
On Revisiting the Sea-shore after long ab-
"O what a loud and fearful shriek
# As when faroff the warbled strains
-" Thou gentle look, that didst iny Hymn before Sun-rise, in the Vale of Cha-
-“ Sweet Mercy! how my very heart
On observing a Blossom on the 1st of Feb-
Lines composed while climbing the left as-
eent of Brockley Coomb, Somorsetshire, To the Rev. Geo. Coleridge of Ottery St.
ib. Mary, Devon-with some Poems 39
Lines, in the manner of Spenser
11 Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath
ib. This Lime-tree Bower my Prison
Lines, imitated from the Welsh .
ib. To a Friend, who had declared his intention
after his Recitation of a Poem on the
13 Growth of an Individual Mind
The Nightingale; a Conversation Poem. . 42 Part II. THE SEQUEL, ENTITLED THE
To a Friend, together with an unfinished
ib. THE PICCOLOMINI, OR THE FIRST PART
The Hour when we shall meet again 44
OF WALLENSTEIN; a Drama, trans-
lated from the German of Schiller
IV. ODES AND MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.
THE DEATH OF WALLENSTEIN; a Tra-
• The Three Graves; a Fragment of a Sex.
48 THE FALL OF ROBESPIERRE ; an Historic
Ode to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire 49
To a Young Friend, on his proposing to do. MISCELLANEOUS POEMS :-
Lines to W. L. Esq., while he sang to Pur. PROSE IN RHYME; OR EPIGRAMS, MORALITIES,
Addressed to a Young Man of Fortune,
who abandoned himself to an indolent
Duty surviving Self-love, the only Sure
Friend of Declining Life; a Soliloquy .213
- composed on a Journey homeward;
Phantom or Fact? a Dialogue in Verse. ib.
the Author having received intelligence
of the Birth of a Son, Sept. 20, 1796. . ib.
Sonnet-To a Friend, who asked how I felt
when the Nurse first presented my In-
To a Lady, offended by a sportive observa-
“ I have heard of reasons manifold".
On the Christening of a Friend's Child
Lines suggested by the Last Words of Be-
Tell's Birth-place-imitated from Stolberg 53
The Suicide's Argument, and Nature's An-
Human Life, on the Denial of Immortality ib.
The Visit of the Gods-imitated from
The Blossoming of the Solitary Date-tree;
Elegy—imitated from Akenside's blank
Fancy in Nubibus, or the Poet in the
Kubla Khan; or a Vision in a Dream
The Two Founts; Stanzas addressed to a
Lady on her recovery, with unblemished
looks, from a severe attack of pain . ib.
Apologetic Preface to “ Fire, Famine, and
ib. Sonnet, composed by the Sea-side, October,
THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER 60
REMORSE; a Tragedy, in Five Acts
The Improvisatore, or “ John Anderson, my
Part I. THE PRELUDE, ENTITLED THE