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By Valerie Purton

ISBN-10: 0333460219

ISBN-13: 9780333460214

This chronological account of the lifetime of Samuel Taylor Coleridge is outfitted up from modern records, together with the letters and journals of the author and of his friends and family. Maps, a genealogy and an index are integrated in addition to over 50 biographical sketches of the Coleridge circle. The growth of the writer's schooling, analyzing, friendships and highbrow pursuits is thoroughly adumbrated and the publication presents a whole heritage to the genesis of the literary paintings. in addition to descriptions of the genesis of Coleridge's significant works, a juxtaposition is made up of the writer's perspectives with these of Wordsworth. Valerie Purton has co-written "Poems through Brothers: A research of George Clayton Tennyson and Charles Tennyson D'Eyncout", and released articles in "A.R.I.E.L. and Prose stories" and "The Dictionary of British girls Writers".

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May (early) STC writes to CL in sadness at Charles's involvement with Lloyd. ' He cannot believe 1798 35 that 'Edmund Oliver's love-fit, debaucheries, leaving college and going into the army' have no connection with himself. ] 7 (Mon) STC to Alfoxden. DW walks back with him to Stowey. 8 STC dines at Alfoxden. 9 WW has received Charles Lloyd's works from Cottle, but has not yet read Edmund Oliver. 10 STC sends WW a copy of his poem T h e Nightingale'. 13 He takes the service for Dr Toulmin at Taunton and walks home.

Writes to RS (about his commitment to Sara Fricker), 'My Heart is withered within me'. 9 STC's poem on Pantisocracy ('Innocent Foal! ') appears in the Morning Chronicle. ] 11 STC stays for a month at the 'Salutation and Cat'. Plans are afoot for the Pantisocratic expedition to leave for America in March or April 1795 - but money must be raised. Friendship develops with Charles and Mary Lamb. ) 24 Sends 'Religious Musings' and 'In Fancy, Well I Know' to Lamb. He receives a letter from Mary Evans: she is to marry Fryer Todd.

February (early) STC is commissioned by R. B. Sheridan to write a verse tragedy to be published at Drury Lane. ] 6 (Mon) STC writes the first of a series of autobiographical letters to Poole, which he 'posts' through the orchard gate dividing the two houses. These are to become the 'Biographical Supplement' to the Biographia Literaria. ' He struggles to write a formal philosophical poem, T h e Destiny of Nations: a Vision'. This is left unfinished and eventually published in 1817 in Sibylline Leaves.

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