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And were the Sister-power that shines

by night So privileged, what a countenance of

delight Would through the clouds break forth

on human sight!

Into the human breast, and mix with

sleep To regulate the motion of our dreams For kindly issues--as through every

clime Was felt near murmuring brooks in

earliest time; As at this day, the rudest swains who

dwell Where torrents roar, or hear the tink

ling knell Of water-breaks, with grateful heart could tell.

1846. 1850.

Fond fancies ! wheresoe'er shall turn

thine eye On earth, air, ocean, or the starry sky, Converse with Nature in pure sympa

thy;

SONNET

Allvain desires, all lawless wishes

quelled, Be Thou to love and praise alike im

pelled Whatever boon is granted or withheld.

1844. 1845.

TO AN OCTOGENARIAN

THE UNREMITTING VOICE OF

NIGHTLY STREAMS

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, Nor unto silent leaves and drowsy

flowers, That voice of unpretending harmony (For who what is shall measure by what

seems 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.

1846. 1850.

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LIST OF REFERENCES

EDITIONS

* 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, 2 volumes, PROSE Works, 6 volumes, edited by T. Ashe, 1885. - POETICAL WORKS, 1 volume, Crowell & Co., 1908 (Astor Edition). -- LETTERS, edited 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, assisted 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 8. -- DE QUINCEY (Masson's Edition), Vol. V, Coleridge and Opium-Eating. - MITFORD (M. R.), Recollections of a Literary Life. - WILSON (John), Essays. — JEFFREY (Lord Francis), Critical Essays: Coleridge's Literary Life. - * CARLYLE, Life of Sterling, Part I, 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. –

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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, June-
Sept., 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.

BAYNE (Peter), Essays, Vol. II, 1858. — BROOKE (Stopford A.), 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. -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.), Romantic 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.

BIBLIOGRAPHY SHEPHERD (R. H.), Bibliography of Coleridge; revised by W. F. Prideaux, 1900. — *HANEY (J. L.), Bibliography of S. T. Coleridge, 1903.

COLERIDGE

LIFE

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 fling Wood, Meadow, 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

abode panse,

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, 1789. 1834.1

brow, And met my kiss, and half returned my

vow, 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 brightclouds explore !

blue eyes! Nor there with happy spirits speed thy When first the lark high-soaring swells flight

his throat,

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 editiou of the Poetical Works.

lawn,

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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

blossom on 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 songStill, Fancy! still that voice, those notes,

prolong, As sweet as when that voice with rap

turous falls Shall wake the softened echoes of

Heaven's Halls!

Or mine the power of Proteus, changeful

God ! 1 A flower-entangled Arbor I would seen 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 a 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

rove, 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 Quietis

cheek, 1 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 even of originality : as every thought is to be found in the Greek Epigrams (From Coleridge's note in the Poems, 1796.)

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