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Knights, chaste as brave, who strange
Ballads. But this work having been long adventures seek,
out of print, and it having been deterAnd faithful loves of ladies, fair as meek ; mined, that this and my other Poems in Or saintly hermits' wonder-raising acts, that collection (the NIGHTINGALE, LOVE, Instead of-novels founded upon facts ! and the ANCIENT MARINER) should be Which, decently immoral, have the art omitted in any future edition, I have been To spare the blush, and undersap the advised to reprint it, as a Note to the heart !
second Scene of Act the Fourth. Oh, think of these, and hundreds worse than these,
[Here followed The Foster - Mother's Dire disimproving disadvantages,
Tale, which will be found in this volume And grounds for pity, not for blame, you'll at p. 83; and also, of course, in its due see,
place in Osorio, in • APPENDIX D.'] E'en in Teresa's six years' constancy.
Note to the words You are a painter,' [Looking at the manuscript. But stop! what's this ?–Our Poet bids me
Scene ii. Act ii. say,
The following lines,' etc. That he has woo'd your feelings in this
[This will be found, as in a more conPlay
venient place, printed in this volume as a By no too real woes, that make you groan,
footnote to the passage in Act ii. Scene ii. Recalling kindred griefs, perhaps your
p. 375.) own, Yet with no image compensate the mind, The Third Edition' of REMORSE apNor leave one joy for memory behind. 41 peared in the same year as the first and He'd wish no loud laugh, from the sly, second-1813. Except for the statement shrewd sneer,
on the title-page it seems to differ in no To unsettle from your eyes the quiet tear respect from the second edition. That Pity had brought, and Wisdom When Coleridge reprinted REMORSE would leave there.
among his collected poems in 1828 and Now calm he waits your judgment ! (win 1829, he omitted the Preface but retained or miss),
the · Appendix. Sir G. Beaumont died in By no loud plaudits saved, damn'd by no February 1827.
REMORSE. A Tragedy, in five acts. Ву
IX S. T. Coleridge. Motto as in First
CHRISTABEL : KUBLA KHAN, a Vision ; Edition.] SECOND EDITION. Lon
THE PAINS OF SLEEP. By S. T. don : Printed for W. Pople, 67 Chan
Coleridge, Esq. LONDON : Printed cery Lane. 1813. Price Three Shil
for John Murray, Albemarle Street, by lings.
William Bulmer and Co., Cleveland Octavo, pp. x.; 78.
Row, St. James's. 1816. [Although this second edition' would Octavo, pp. vii.; 64. appear to have been issued immediately after the first, it presents many variations.
CHRISTABEL, etc. By S. T. Coleridge, As noted above, a large portion of the
Esq. Second Edition. LONDON : • Preface' was omitted ; the text was con
Printed for John Murray, Albemarle siderably altered ; and the following addi- Street, by William Bulmer and Co., tions made. ]
Cleveland Row, St. James's. 1816.
[This second edition' differs from the APPENDIX
first, only in respect of the title-page, of The following Scene, as unfit for the which the above is a verbatim copy. The Stage, was taken from the Tragedy, in the Prefaces' to Christabel and Kubla Khan year 1797, and published in the Lyrical are printed with the texts. -- ED.)
Poems. By S. T. Coleridge, Esq.
Henceforward the author must be occupied
Ite hinc, CAMÆNÆ! Vos quoque ite, suaves,
VIRGIL, Catalect. vii.
At the request of the friends of my youth,
who still remain my friends, and who were The following collection has been en
pleased with the wildness of the composititled SIBYLLINE LEAVES, in allusion to
tions, I have added two school-boy poems the fragmentary and widely-scattered state in which they have been long suffered to
-with a song modernized with some ad
ditions from one of our elder poets. Surely, remain. It contains the whole of the author's poetical compositions, from 1793
malice itself will scarcely attribute their in
sertion to any other motive, than the wish to the present date, with the exception of
to keep alive the recollections from early a few works not yet finished, and those published in the first edition of his juvenile prefix to the first. By imaginary Time, I
life.--I scarcely knew what title I should poems, over which he has no controul.
meant the state of a schoolboy's mind (He forgets The Eolian Harp,' printed here from the Poems of 1796.] They may
when, on his return to school, he projects
his being in his day-dreams, and lives in be divided into three classes : First, A
his next holidays, six months hence : and selection from the Poems added to the
this I contrasted with real Time. second and third editions, together with those originally published in the LYRICAL BALLADS, which after having remained The three poems mentioned in this many years out of print, have been omitted Preface—and which were printed with it, by Mr. Wordsworth in the recent collection
and with the Errata,' as a preliminary of all his minor poems, and of course
sheet —are Time, real and imaginary: an revert to the author. Second, Poems Allegory (then first printed); The Raven; published at very different periods, in and Níutual Passion, The other contents various obscure or perishable journals, etc.,
of the volume (which was issued without a some with, some without the writer's con- list) were as follows. Pieces taken from sent; many imperfect, all incorrect. The the volumes of 1796 or 1797 have an third and last class is formed of Poems asterisk (*): the titles of those which which have hitherto remained in manu- (probably) had not been printed before, script. The whole is now presented to the are italicized. reader collectively, with considerable additions and alterations, and as perfect as
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. (With, the author's judgment and powers could
for the first time, the marginal notes, render them.
and the motto from T. Burnet.) In my Literary Life, 1 it has been men
The Foster-Mother's Tale. tioned that, with the exception of this
[Half-title] Poems occasioned by Political preface, the SIBYLLINE LEAVES have
Events or feelings connected with them.' been printed almost two years ; and the
[On the reverse of which is printed
Wordsworth's sonnet beginning 'When necessity of troubling the reader with the list of errata (forty-seven in number] which
I have borne in memory what has follows this preface, alone induces me to
tamed Great nations.']
*Ode to the Departing Year. refer again to the circumstances, at the
France : An Ode. risk of ungenial feelings, from the recollection of its worthless causes. A few
Fears in Solitude.
Recantation. corrections of later date have been added.
Illustrated in the Story of
the Mad Ox. 1 See note at end of List of Contents.--Ev. Parliamentary Oscillators.
Frost at Midnight.
The Three Graves. A fragment of a
Sexton's tale. [With a half-title.]
Fire, Famine and Slaughter, a War
Eclogue. With an Apologetic Preface.
[The Ap. Pref. here first printed.] [Half-title] · Love-Poems.' [On the reverse
of which are printed eleven (Latin)
lines from Petrarch.'] Love. Lewti, or the Circassian Love-Chant. The Picture, or the Lover's Resolution. The Night-Scene : A Dramatic Fragment. *To an Unfortunate Woman, whom the
Author had known in the days of her
innocence. To an Unfortunate Woman at the Theatre. Lines composed in a Concert-room. The Keep-sake. To a Lady, with Falconer's 'Shipwreck.' To a Young Lady, on her recovery from a
Fever. Something childish, but very natural.
Written in Germany. Home-sick. Written in Germany. Answer to a Child's Question. The Visionary Hope. The Happy Husband. A Fragment. Recollections of Love. On Re-visiting the sea-shore, after long
absence, under strong medical recom
mendation not to bathe. [Half-title] Meditative Poems in Blank
Verse.' [On the reverse of which are printed eight lines translated from
Schiller.'] Hymn before Sunrise, in the Vale of
Chamouny. Lines written in the Album at Elbingerode,
in the Hartz Forest. *On observing a blossom on the ist Febru
ary, 1796. *The Eolian Harp, composed at Clevedon,
Somersetshire. *Reflections on having left a Place of Re
tirement. *To the Rev. George Coleridge, of Ottery
St. Mary, Devon. With some Poems. Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath. A Tombless Epitaph. , This Lime-tree bower my prison. To a Friend who had declared his intention
of writing no more Poetry. To a Gentleman. Composed on the night
after his recitation of a Poem on the
Growth of an Individual Mind.
[Half-title] Odes and
and Miscellaneous Poems.' Dejection : An Ode. Ode to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire,
on the 24th stanza in her ‘Passage
over Mount Gothard.' Ode to Tranquillity. *To a Young Friend, on his proposing to
Domesticate with the Author. Com
posed in 1796. Lines to W. L., Esq., while he sang a
song to Purcell's Music. Addressed to a Young Man of Fortune
who abandon'd himself to an indolent
and causeless Melancholy. *Sonnet to the River Otter. *Sonnet. Composed on a journey home
ward; the Author having received intelligence of the birth of a son,
September 20, 1796. *Sonnet, to a Friend who asked how I felt
when the Nurse first presented my
Infant to me. The Virgin's Cradle-Hymn. Copied from
the Print of the Virgin, in a Catholic
village in Germany. Epitaph, on an Infant. [ Its balmy lips
the infant blest.'] Melancholy: A Fragment. Tell's Birth-place. Imitated
from Stolberg. A Christmas Carol. Human Life. On the Denial of Immor
tality. A Fragment. An Ode to the Rain, Composed before
daylight [etc.] The Visit of the Gods.
Imitated from Schiller. [America to Great Britain. Written by
an American gentleman'— who doubtless was Washington Allston, the
The printer's signature' on the sheet at which the regular pagination begins is · VOL. II.-B.' This has attracted the notice of bibliographers, but it has never
been correctly explained. An examination of the printers' accounts enables me to say that Coleridge originally projected a work in two volumes, the first of which was to contain his · Biographia Literaria,' and the second his collected Poems. While the two were being printed concurrently, the * Biographia' outgrew the capacity of a single volume, and the ‘Poems' were thenceforward called in the accounts · Vol. III.' When the whole of Vols. I. and III. and half of Vol. II. had been printed, the author and the printers quarrelled. Vol. II. was completed by another printer; and the two works were published separately by Rest Fenner in 1817--as Biographia Literaria' in two volumes ; and 'Sibylline Leaves' in one. The mention of this muddle alluded to in the Preface to the latter occurs at page 182 of the second volume of the B. Lit. The statement opens, appropriately, with a bull.
• For more than eighteen months have the volume of Poems, entitled SIBYLLINE LEAVES, and the present volume up to this page been printed, and ready for publication.' Coleridge should have written up to page 128.'—ED.
XI ZAPOLYA : a Christmas Tale, in Two
Parts :-The Prelude, entitled “The Usurper's Fortune'; and The Sequel, entitled “The Usurper's Fate.' By S. T. Coleridge, Esq. LONDON : Printed for Rest Fenner, Paternoster - Row.
1817. Octavo, 4 unpaged preliminary leaves, and
128 pages of text.
ADVERTISEMENT [This will be found prefixed to the piece. ]
There was no 'second edition of the original issue. When Coleridge reprinted Zapolya among his collected poems in 1828, he made a few unimportant changes in the text, and again, in 1829, a few more. The motto 'apud Athenæum' was first added in 1828.
XII THE POETICAL WORKS OF S. T. COLE
RIDGE, including the Dramas of Wallenstein, Remorse, and Zapolya. In three
CONTENTS [Almost the same as those of the 1829 edition detailed in ‘XIII.' — The differences are as follows :
Poems in 1828, and not in 1829. Song : ‘Tho'veiled in spires of myrtle
wreath.' *** Not in 1834, nor in 1877-1880. It will be found in this volume, under the title, Love, A Sword, at p. 195. The Alienated Mistress: A Madrigal.
From an unfinished Melodrama. * * It will be found in the present volume, under its later title (Amulet, 1833) of Love's Burial-place, at p. 209.
Both these poems were placed in the division-Prose in Rhyme,' etc.
In 1829, and not in 1828. Allegoric Vision.
* * This will be found in ‘APPENDIX J' of the present volume. The Improvisatore; or John Anderson,
my Jo, John' (p. 200 of this volume). The Garden of Boccaccio (p. 204 of this
volume). Even in the case of poems included in both editions, the text is not always the same. For instance, the Monody on the Death of Chatterton' differs materially in the two editions.
XIII THE POETICAL WORKS OF S. T. COLE
RIDGE, including the Dramas of IV'allenstein, Remorse, and Zapolya. In three Volumes. [The publisher's Aldine anchor and dolphin.] London : William Pickering. MDCCCXXIX.
Octavo, Vol. I. pp. x., 353 ; II. 394 : III. 428.
41 38 39 38
Page in PREFACE
To a Young Ass, its Mother being Edition.
tethered near it [THE Preface is the same as that of 1803
35 and 1828, with addition of the following
The Sigh passage (quoted as a foot-note to the sen
29 tence— I have pruned the double-epithets Epitaph on an Infant ['Ere sin could with no sparing hand ; and used my best
Lines written at the King's Arms, efforts to tame the swell and glitter both of
, thought and diction.')-. Without any feel
Ross, formerly the house of the
· Man of Ross' ing of anger, I may yet be allowed to ex
Lines to a beautiful Spring in a press some degree of surprize, that after
Village .. having run the critical gauntlet for a certain
24 class of faults, which I had, viz. a too
Lines on a Friend who died of a ornate, and elaborately poetic diction, and
Frenzy-fever induced by calum
nious Reports. nothing having come before the judgement
To a Young Lady with a Poem on seat of the Reviewers during the long inter
the French Revolution
6 val, I should for at least seventeen years,
Sonnet I. [To Bowles quarter after quarter, have been placed by them in the foremost rank of the proscribed,
II. [To Burke] and made to abide the brunt of abuse and
III. [To Priestley] ridicule for faults directly opposite, viz.
IV. [To Erskine]
42 bald and prosaic language, and an affected simplicity both of matter and manner
VI. [To Koskiusko]
VII. [To La Fayette] faults which assuredly did not enter into
39 the character of my compositions. -LITER
VIII. [ Thou gentle Look'] . 23 ARY LIFE, i. 51. Published 1817.' (The
IX. [ Pale Roamer thro' the text of the Biographia Literaria has been
32 X. Sweet Mercy !')
45 considerably modified.)]
XI. [ Thou bleedest, my
XII. To the Author of The
34 [As the present edition is founded on that
Lines composed while climbing the of 1829, it seems desirable to give a full
left ascent of Brockley Coomb, list of its contents, shewing at same time Somersetshire, May 1795 their arrangement under the various head
Lines in the manner of Spenser ings. -Ed.]
Imitated from Ossian
The Complaint of Ninathoma
Lines written at Shurton Bars, near Sonnet to the Autumnal Moon
3 Bridgewater, September 1795, Time, Real and Imaginary. An Alle
in answer to letter from
47 Monody on the Death of Chatterton 61
Lines to a Friend in answer to a Songs of the Pixies
43 The Raven. A Christmas Tale, told
Religious Musings; a desultory by a school-boy to his little
Poem, written on the Christmas brothers and sisters
Eve of 1794
53 Absence. A Farewell Ode on quit
The Destiny of Nations. A Vision
70 ting School for Jesus College, Cambridge
SIBYLLINE LEAVES Lines on an Autumnal Evening
24 The Rose
I. Poems occasioned by political events The Kiss
30 or feelings connected with them.