A Coleridge Chronology by Valerie Purton

By Valerie Purton

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 incorporated besides over 50 biographical sketches of the Coleridge circle. The growth of the writer's schooling, studying, friendships and highbrow pursuits is thoroughly adumbrated and the ebook offers a whole heritage to the genesis of the literary paintings. besides 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 by way of Brothers: A examine 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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16 He sends a copy of Osorio to Sheridan at Drury Lane. The fourth autobiographical letter is sent to Poole. 28 The second edition of STC's Poems, with the addition of 'Poems by Charles Lamb and Charles Lloyd', is published by Cottle. Now included are T o the River Otter' and 'Reflections on Having left a Place of Retirement'. November (early) STC, WW and DW walk to Porlock, Lynmouth and the Valley of the Rocks; STC and WW plan a joint narrative poem, T h e Wanderings of Cain', for which they will write alternate stanzas.

At Exeter he goes to a literary society meeting where he hears a poem, 'An Evening Walk', by the young William Wordsworth, read and discussed. September STC lingers in London on his way back to Cambridge, to be near Mary Evans - though he dare not declare his feelings to her. October STC returns to Cambridge still worried by debt. ] His brothers have given him some money, but not enough. November (early) Desperately short of money, STC buys a ticket in the Irish Lottery. He sends a poem, T o Fortune', about the event, to the Morning Chronicle (see below).

They see a solitary leaf whirling in the wind at the top of a tree (see 'Christabel', i. 49-52). 8 STC to Alfoxden after dinner. T h e Old Man of the Alps' published in the Morning Post under the pseudonym 'Nicias Erythraeus' (see also 13 April). 9 STC and Mrs C to Alfoxden for ten days. DW walks out to meet them. They discuss plans for a trip to Germany. 10 STC writes a conciliatory letter to brother George about his future plans: he is not a radical in politics any longer - T am of no party'; he is to devote himself to poetry.

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