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By Seamus Perry

Samuel Taylor Coleridge used to be one of many Romantic age's such a lot enigmatic figures, a genius of awesome range; writer of a few of the main recognized poems within the English language; certainly one of England's maximum critics and theorists of literature and mind's eye; in addition to autobiographer, nature-writer, thinker, theologian, psychologist, and talker. all through his lifestyles, he confided his innovations and feelings to his Notebooks, the place we will be able to nonetheless see his speculations and observations taking form. This variation offers a range from this special paintings, newly offered, with notes and remark, for the coed in addition to the final reader.

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Burnet’s de montibus in English Blank Verse.  Escapes from Misery, a Poem – Halo round the Candle – Sigh visible . Cavern – candle –  Life of David – a Sermon. . Wild Poem on Maniac – Erast[ou] Galhroß. Åt. . Ode on St Withold. . T. Coleridge — . Edition of Akenside  Of Collins and Gray –  Hymns to the Sun, the Moon, and the Elements – six hymns. — In one of them to introduce a dissection of Atheism – particularly the Godwinian System of Pride — Proud of what? an outcast of blind Nature ruled by a fatal Necessity – Slave of an ideot Nature!

02_Perry text 27/3/02 ‒]  11:56 am Page 21 Germany, London, the Lakes –  It seems to elucidate the Theory of Language, Hartley, just able to speak a few words, making a fire-place of stones, with stones for fire. / four stones – fire-place — two stones – fire / arbitrary symbols in Imagination / Hartley walked remarkably soon / & therefore learnt to talk rem[arkably] late.  Anti-optimism. Praised be our maker, & to the honor of our nature is it, that we may truly call this an inhuman opinion.

He to whom all things are one, who draweth all things to one, and seeth all things in one, may enjoy true peace & rest of Spirit. – Jerome Taylor’s Via Pacis.  To think of a thing is different from to perceive it, as ‘to walk’ is from [‘]to feel the ground under you[’] – perhaps in the same way too – namely, a succession of perceptions accompanied by a sense of nisus & purpose.  Space – is it merely another word for the perception of a capability of additional magnitude – or does this very perception presuppose the idea of Space?

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