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MY DEAR MR. WORDSWORTH,
! Save received with great pleasure your permission to inscribe to you
this new edition of my Father's Biographia Lileraria. You will find in
it some of the latest writings of my dear departed Husband; some too,
of my own, to which I know you will be indulgent; but my chief
reason for dedicating it to you is, that it contains, though only in a brief
and fragmentary form, an account of the Life and Opinions of your
friend, S. T. Coleridge, in which I feel assured that, however you may
dissent from portions of the latter, you take a high and peculiar interest.
His name was early associated with your's from the time when you
lived as neighbors, and both together sought the Muse, in the lovely
Vale of Stowey. That this association may endure as long as you are
both remembered,—that not only as a Poet, but as a Lover and a Teacher
of Wisdom, my Father may continue to be spoken of in connexion
with you, while your writings become more and more fully and widely
appreciated, is the dearest and proudest wish that I can form for his
memory.

I remain, dear Mr. Wordsworth,
With deep affection, admiration, and respect,
Your Child in heart and faithful Friend,

SARA COLERIDGE.

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