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UR portrait in Vol. I. is a repro
duction of one of two in Cottle's “Early Recollections." The ori.
ginal was engraved from a crayon drawing, made for Cottle by Robert Hancock, in 1796,--the year in which Coleridge published his first volume of poems.
represents Coleridge in the identical blue coat and white waistcoat, in which he persisted in preaching his first sermon, and was considered, Cottle informs us, an excellent likeness. The drawing may be seen at South Kensington, in the National Portrait Gallery.
The view of Greta Hall, in Vol. II., will enable the reader easily to follow the elaborate description of the house by Sara Coleridge, by doing which he will acquire quite a store of information about the domestic life of the Coleridges and the Southeys.