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Allvain desires, all lawless wishes
quelled, Be Thou to love and praise alike im
pelled Whatever boon granted or withheld.
1944. 1845. THE UNREMITTING VOICE OF
THE unremitting voice of nightly
streams That wastes so oft, we think, its tune.
ful powers, If neither soothing to the worm that
gleams Through dewy grass, nor small birds
hushed in bowers, Norunto silent leaves and drowsy
flowers, That voice of unpretending harmony (For who what is shall measure by what To be, or not to be, Or tax high Heaven with prodigality ?) Wants not a healing influence that can
AFFECTIONS lose their object; Time
brings forth No successors ; and, lodged in memory, If love exist no longer, it must die,-Wanting accustomed food, must pass
froin earth, Or never hope to reach a second birth. This sad belief, the happiest that is left To thousands, share not Thou ; howe'er
bereft, Scorned, or neglected, fear not such a
dearth. Though poor and destitute of friends
thou art, Perhaps the sole survivor of thy race, One to
whom Heaven assigns that
mournful part The utmost solitude of age to face, Still shall be left some corner of the
heart Where Love for living Thing can find a place.
LIST OF REFERENCES
* POETICAL WORKS, 1 volume, edited by James Dykes Campbell, The Macmillan Co., 1893 (Globe Edition). - POEMS, 1 volume, edited by E. H. Coleridge, John Lane, 1907 (Illustrated Edition). -- POEMS AND DRAMATIC
, WORKS, edited by William Knight, Scribner's, 1906 (Caxton Thin Paper Classics). — COMPLETE Works, 7 volumes, edited by W. G. T. Shedd, Harper & Bros., 1853, 1884 (a rather poor edition). — POETICAL WORKS,
a 2 volumes, PROSE WORKS, 6 volumes, edited by T. Ashe, 1885. - POETICAL Works, 1 volume, Crowell & Co., 1908 (Astor Edition). -- LETTERS, edited 1
by E. H. Coleridge, 2 volumes, 1895.
BIOGRAPHY GILLMAN (James), The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I, 1838 (all published). — BRANDL (Alois), Samuel Taylor Coleridge und die englische Romantik, Berlin, 1886. (English edition by Lady Eastlake, as
, sisted by the author, 1887.) -- TRAILL (H. D.), Coleridge (English Men
of Letters Series), 1884. - CAINE (T. Hall), Coleridge (Great Writers Series), 1887. — *CAMPBELL (J. D.), Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a Narrative of the Events of his Life, 1894. — AYNARD (Joseph), La Vie d'un Poète:
. Coleridge, Paris, 1907. — (See also Knight's Life of Wordsworth.)
PERSONAL REMINISCENCES AND EARLY CRITICISM COLERIDGE (S. T.), Biographia Literaria. Table Talk. Letters, edited by Ernest Hartley Coleridge. - Anima Poetæ, Selections from the unpublished Note-Books of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, edited by Ernest Hartley Coleridge. - Letters, Conversations, and Recollections of S. T. Coleridge, edited by Thomas Allsop. —- Memoir and Letters of Sara Coleridge, edited by her daughter. --- COTTLE (Joseph), Early Recollections of S. T. Coleridge. — TALFOURD (T. N.), Final Memorials of Lamb. - ROBINSON
) (H. C.), Diary. — HAZLITT (William), My First Acquaintance with Poets. - HAZLITT (William), Spirit of the Age. - HAZLITT (William), Lectures
() on the English Poets; Lecture S. - DE QUINCEY (Masson's Edition), Vol. V,
( Coleridge and Opium-Eating. - MITFORD (M. R.), Recollections of a a Literary Life. - Wilson (John), Essays. — JEFFREY (Lord Francis),
WILSON ( Critical Essays: Coleridge's Literary Life. -* CARLYLE, Life of Sterling,
: Part 1, Chap. 8. – LAMB (Charles), Works: * Christ's Hospital Five and Thirty Years Ago; Recollections of Christ's Hospital; On the Death of Coleridge; Letters. - * WORDSWORTH (Dorothy), Journals. - SOUTHEY (R.), Life and Correspondence.
LATER CRITICISM BEERS (H. A.), English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century, 1901. - CESTRE (Charles), La Révolution française et les poètes anglais, 1906. –
CALVERT (G. H.), Coleridge, Shelley, Goethe, 1880. — COLERIDGE (E. H.), in Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature, Vol. III, new edition, 1904. — DOWDEN (Edward), New Studies in Literature: Coleridge as a Poet, 1895. — DOWDEN (Edward), French Revolution and English Literature, Essay IV, 1897. * GARNETT (R.), Essays of an Ex-Librarian, 1901. – LEGOUIS (Émile), La Jeunesse de William Wordsworth, 1896. --* LOWELL (J. R.), Prose Works, Vol. VI (Address of 1887). -- * Mill (J. S.), Dissertations and Discussions. — * PATER (Walter), Appreciations (Essay of 1865). - PAYNE (W. M.), The Greater English Poets of the Nineteenth Century, 1907. - ROBERTSON (John M.), New Essays towards a Critical Method, 1897. - SAINTSBURY (G.), Essays in English Literature, second series: Coleridge and Southey, 1895. - SHAIRP (J. C.), Studies in
. Poetry and Philosophy, 1868, 1887.--STEPHEN (Leslie), Hours in a Library, Vol. III, new edition, 1892. — SWINBURNE (A. C.), Essays and Studies, 1875. -- SYMONS (A.), Coleridge, in the International Quarterly, JuneSept., 1904. - WATSON (William), Excursions in Criticism, 1893. WINTER (W.), Shakspere's England: At the Grave of Coleridge, 1886.
WOODBERRY (G. E.), Makers of Literature (1890), 1900.
( Theology in the English Poets, 1874. - CHANCELLOR (E. B.), Literary Types, 1895. — COOPER (Lane), The Abyssinian Paradise in Coleridge and Milton, in Modern Philology, Jan., 1906 (a note on Kubla Khan). - Dawson (G.), Biographical Lectures, 1886. — DAWSON (W. J.), Makers of English Poetry, 1906. - FROTHINGHAM (0. B.), Transcendentalism in New England, 1876. — HANCOCK (A. E.), The French Revolution and the English Poets, 1899. — HELMHOLTZ (A. A.), The Indebtedness of Coleridge to A. W. von Schlegel, Madison, 1907. – JOHNSON (C. F.), Three Americans and Three Englishmen, 1886. -- MITCHELL (D. G.), English Lands, Letters
. and Kings, Vol. III, 1895. – Lang (Andrew), Poets' Country, 1907.
LANG – Ossoli (M. F.), Art, Literature and the Drama. -- ROSSETTI (W.M.), Lives (
of Famous Poets, 1878. -- SHARP (R. F.), Architects of English Literature, 1900. --- SHEDD (W. G.T.), Literary Essays, 1878. — SYMONS (A.), Roman
. tic Movement in English Poetry, 1909.
TRIBUTES IN VERSE SHELLEY, To Coleridge. — * ROSSETTI (D. G.). Five English Poets:
. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. -- DE VERE (Aubrey), Poetical Works, Vol. I: Sonnets: To Coleridge; Miscellaneous Poems: Coleridge; Vol. III: On visiting a Haunt of Coleridge's. -- BROWNING (E. B.), A Vision of Poets. WATTS-DUNTON (T.), Coleridge (in Stedman's Victorian Anthology). WATSON (William), Lines in a Fly-Leaf of Christabel. - HELLMAN (G. S.), The Hudson and other Poems, 1909.
SHEPHERD (R. H.), Bibliography of Coleridge; revised by W. F. Prideaux, 1900. — *HANEY (J. L.), Bibliography of S. T. Coleridge, 1903.
Bathed in rich amber-glowing floods of
light; As late I journey'd o'er the extensive Nor in yon gleam, where slow descends plain
the day, Where native Otter sports his scanty With western peasants hail the morning stream,
ray! Musing in torpid woe a sister's pain, Ah ! rather bid the perished pleasures The glorious prospect woke me from
move, the dream.
A shadowy train, across the soul of
Love! At every step it widen'd to my sight, O'er disappointment's wintry desert filing Wood, Neadow, verdant Hill, and dreary Each flower that wreathed the dewy Steep,
locks of Spring, Following in quick succession of delight, When blushing, like a bride, from Hope's Till all-at once--did my eye ravish'd
trim bower sweep!
She leapt, awakened by the pattering
shower. May this (I cried) my course through Now sheds the sinking Sun a deeper Life portray!
gleam, New scenes of wisdom may each step Aid, lovely Sorceress! aid thy Poet's display,
dream ! And knowledge open as my days ad. With faery wand O bid the Maid arise, vance!
Chaste Joyance dancing in her bright. Till what time Death shall pour the un.
blue eyes ; darken'd ray,
As erst when from the Muses' calm My eye shal! dart thro' infinite ex
I came, with Learning's meed not un. And thought suspended lie in rapture's
bestowed ; blissful trance.
When as she twined a laurel round my September, 1781. 1834.1
And met my kiss, and half returned my LINES
O'er all my frame shot rapid my thrilled
heart, ON AN AUTUMNAL EVENING
And every nerve confessed the electric
dart. O THOU wild Fancy, check thy wing! No more
O dear Deceit! I see the Maiden rise, Those thin white flakes, those purple Chaste Joyance dancing in her bright clouds explore!
blue eyes! Nor there with happy spirits speed thy When first the lark high-soaring swells flight
Mocks the tired eye, and scatters the 1 The dates for Coleridge's poems are made up
loud note, from the Shepherd-Prideaux and the Haney bibliographies, and from the excellent notes to
I trace her footsteps on the accustomed Campbell's edition of the Poetical Works.
I mark her glancing mid the gleams of
dawn. When the bent flower beneath the night
dew weeps And on the lake the silver lustre sleeps, Amid the paly radiance soft and sad, She meets my lonely path in moonbeams
olad. With her along the streamlet's brink I
rove ; With her I list the warblings of the
grove; And seems in each low wind her voice
to float Lone whispering Pity in each soothing
Spirits of Love! ye heard her name!
Obey The powerful spell, and to my haunt
repair. Whether on clustering pinions ye are
there, Where rich snows
the Myrtle-trees, Or with fond languishment around my
fair Sigh in the loose luxuriance of her
hair ; O heed the spell, and hither wing your
way, Like far-off music, voyaging the breeze! Spirits ! to you the infant Maid was
given Formed by the wondrous Alchemy of
Heaven! No fairer Maid does Love's wide empire
know, No fairer Maid e'er heaved the bosom's
snow. A thousand Loves around her forehead
fly; A thousand Loves sit melting in her eye ; Love lights her smile-in Joy's red
nectar dips His myrtle flower, and plants it on her
lips. She speaks! and hark that passion.
warbled song Still, Fancy! still that voice, those notes,
prolong, As sweet as when that voice with rap
turous falls Shall wake the softened echoes of
Or mine the power of Proteus, changeful
God ! 1 A flower-entangled Arbor I would seer To shield my Love from Noontide's
sultry beam : Or bloom a Myrtle, from whose odorous
boughs My Love night weave gay garlands for
her brows. When Twilight stole across the fading
vale, To fan my Love I'd be the Evening
Gale; Mourn in the soft folds of her swelling
vest, And flutter my faint pinions on her
breast ! On Seraph wing I'd float Dream by
night, To soothe my Love with shadows of
delight: Or soar aloft to be the Spangled Skies, And gaze upon her with a thousand
eyes ! As when the Savage, who his drowsy
frame Had basked beneath the Sun's unclouded
· flame, Awakes amid the troubles of the air, The skiey deluge, and white lightning's
glareAghast he scours before the tempest's
sweep, And sad recalls the sunny hour of
sleep :So tossed by storms along Life's wilder
ing way, Mine eye reverted views that cloudless
day, When by my native brook I wont to
role, While Hope with kisses nursed the In
fant Love. Jear native brook! like Peace, SO
placidly Smoothing through fertile fields thy
current meek! Dear native brook! where first young
Poesy Stared wildly-eager in her noontide
dream! Where blameless pleasures dimple Quiet's
cheek, "I entreat the Public's pardon for having care. lessly suffered to be printed such intolerable stuff as this and the thirteen following lines. They have not the merit oven of originality : as every thought is to be found in the Greek Epigrams (From Coleridge's note in the Poems, 1796.)
O (have I sighd) were mine the wiz