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1. Letters, Conversations, and Recollections of S. T. Coleridge. With a Preface by

the editor, Thomas Allsop. Third edition, 1864. (The first edition was published

anonymously. Moxon. 1836. 2 vols.)
2. Biographia Literaria: or Biographical Sketches of my Literary Life and Opinions.
By S. T. Coleridge, Esq. 2 vols.

1817.

3. Biographia Literaria [etc.] By S. T. Coleridge. Second edition, prepared for

publication in part by the late II. N. Coleridge : completed and published by his

widow.

2 vols.

1847.

4. Memoir and Letters of Sara Coleridge [Mrs. H. N. Coleridge). Edited by her

daughter.

2 vols.

1873.

5. Memorials of Coleorton : being Letters from Coleridge, Wordsworth and his sister,

Southey, and Sir Walter Scott, to Sir George and Lady Beaumont of Coleorton,

Leicestershire, 1803-1834. Edited by William Knight, University of St. Andrews.

2 vols.

Edinburgh, 1887.

6. Early Recollections ; chiefly relating to the late S. T. Coleridge, during his long

residence in Bristol. By Joseph Cottle. 2 vols.

1837

7. Reminiscences of S. T. Coleridge and R. Southey. By Joseph Cottle. 1847. (A

recast of 6,' with additions. )

8. Fragmentary Remains, literary and scientific, of Sir Humphry Davy, Bart. [etc.]

Edited by his brother, John Davy, M.D. 1858.

9. Unpublished Letters from S. T. Coleridge to the Rev. John Prior Estlin. Com-

municated by Henry A. Bright (to the PHILOBIBLON SOCIETY). n.d.

10. The Life of S. T. Coleridge, by James Gillman. In 2 vols. (. Vol. I.' only was

published.) 1838.

II. The Letters of Charles Lamb. Edited by Alfred Ainger.

1888.

12. A Group of Englishmen (1795-1815): being records of the younger Wedgwoods

and their Friends. By Eliza Meteyard. 1871.

13. Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence of Henry Crabb Robinson. Third

edition. 2 yols. 1872.

14. Thomas Poole and his Friends. By Mrs. Henry Sandford.

2 vols. 1888.

15. The Life and Correspondence of R. Southey. 6 vols. 18.49-1850.

16. Selections from the Letters of R. Southey.

1856.

17. Letters from the Lake Poets --S. T. Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Robert

Southey—to Daniel Stuart, editor of The Viorning Post and The Courier. 1800

1833. Printed for private circulation. 1889.

18. Memoirs of William Wordsworth. By Christopher Wordsworth, D.D., Canon of

Westminster (afterwards Bishop of Lincoln).

2 vols.

1851.

19. The Life of William Wordsworth. By William Knight, LL.D.

1889.

1 Mrs. H. N. Coleridge in Preface to

the one-volume edition of 1852. See
'APPENDIX K,' XVI. p. 557, and the first

foot-note on that page.

2 See APPENDIX K,' XIII. p. 553 for

list of Contents.'

3 Poems and Fragments now first printed,
or first collected, are distinguished by an

asterisk (*) in the INDEX TO FIRST

LINES' (pp. 661-667).

are placed the full text of OSORIO (the first draft of REMORSE), included in
no former edition of Coleridge's Works; the full text of the Greek ode with
which he gained the Browne Medal in 1792, hitherto unknown; other
compositions which did not seem to demand a more prominent position;
and, finally, a collection of 'Titles, Prefaces, Contents, etc.' ('APPENDIX
K'), which will, I hope, serve all the purposes of a more formal biblio-
graphy.

3. That no reader of the poems may be unnecessarily or unwillingly dis-
turbed, the editor's 'NOTES' have been placed at the end of the volume.
Some readers, he fears, may share his own opinion that they are too
voluminous, but it is hoped that, on the whole, they may be found useful, not
only to the student of the poems, but to those who wish to study more
closely the poet's life. Few of his verses, and few of the alterations he
made in them from time to time, are without some bearing on his loves, or
friendships, or adventures; and this I have endeavoured to bring out as
far as my limited knowledge could serve.

As regards the arrangement of the poems, it is in the main chrono-

logical. In 1828 and 1829, Coleridge made a kind of classification under

the headings, 'Juvenile Poems,''Poems occasioned by Political Events,'

'Love Poems,' etc., but it was of the roughest and least consistent descrip-

tion. Had I felt any scruples in departing from it, they would have been

dispersed by the following deliverance of the poet on the subject, which

shows, both by its date and its phrasing, that in the edition of 1834

the old classification was adhered to in opposition to his own better

judgment:-

'After all you [H. N. Coleridge] can say, I still think the chronological

order the best for arranging a poet's works. All your divisions are in

particular instances inadequate, and they destroy the interest which arises

from watching the progress, maturity, and even the decay of genius.'

(Table Talk, Jan. 1, 1834.)

A principle could hardly be stated more uncompromisingly, or more

authoritatively, but, in practice, it is rarely wise to apply anything of the
kind quite rigidly. For convenience sake, the DRAMATIC WORKS have been
placed by themselves, apart from the POEMS; and, for reasons explained in
the 'Notes,' a few allied poems have been grouped; but these departures from
the settled order have been so rare as to be hardly worthy of mention.
I cannot, of course, pretend to complete success in the attempt to fix

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