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which Coleridge lived with the Morgans, 237. Epigram 53, p. 450. before they all removed to Calne. Sent to J. Wedgwood with the statement that it was composed 'while dream
244. Fragment 89, p. 465. ing that I was dying at the “Black Bull”
· Desire.' See · Note 222.' Inn, on Sept. 13, 1803' (Cottle's Rem. p. 467).
245. Fragment 95, p. 467. 238. Epigram 54, p. 450.
"To a Child.' To Miss Fanny Boyce,
afterwards Lady Wilmot Horton. First It is believed that this refers to the Lord Lonsdale (the first Earl) who wronged the printed in the Athenaum, Jan. 28, 1888. Wordsworths.
246. Fragment 96, p. 467. 239. Epigrams 64 and 65, p. 452.
Cf. My Baptismal Birth-Day, p. 210;
and see 'Note 225.' There is no mistaking the local colour infused into these versicles. They must have been inspired by the poet's only visit
247. Fragment 105, p. 468. to Cologne during the Rhine tour of 1828. Coleridge is here, consciously or unconJulian Young met the party at the Aders's sciously, stabbing himself. In 1804 he house at Godesberg, and is my authority received a severe lecture from Southey on for the far inferior No. 66.
his habit of overstrained expressions of
affectionateness to all and sundry (L. and 240. Cholera cured Beforehand, p. 452. Corr. of R. S. ii. 266, 267).
This doggerel was written with the view of amusing Coleridge's pupil
, Joseph 248. Prize Ode, ' Appendix B,' p. 476. Henry Green, during the epidemic of By the kindness of the Vice-Chancellor, 1832.
and of the Registrary of the University of
Cambridge, I am enabled to print from 241. Fragment 62, p. 460. the official MS. copy Coleridge's longWritten after Coleridge had parted com
forgotten Sapphic Ode, for which he pany with William and Dorothy Words
received in 1792 the Browne Gold Medal. worth on the Scotch tour of 1803. See
Nothing has hitherto been known of it Recoll. of a Tour ... by D. W., edited
except the few stanzas which Coleridge by J. Č. Shairp, 1874 ; and Coleorton printed as a note to his portion of the Joan Letters, edited by W. Knight, 1888, i.
of Arc of 1796—the lines to which the note is appended being that which became
1. 438 of The Destiny of Nations (p. 78). 242. Fragment 76, p. 462.
These stanzas will be found in Note
102.' Compare with this the following from a letter written in 1806 to W. Allston,
Coleridge's success proved very gratifying printed in Scribner's Mag. Jan, 1892 :
to his family as well as to himself, and he
received from his elder brother, George, 'Enough of it, continual vexations and
the following congratulatory lines, which I preyings upon the spirit. I gave my life to my children, and they have repeatedly
am permitted to print here by the courtesy given it to me-for, by the Maker of all
of the representatives of the writer :things, but for them I would try my
IBE HÆC INCONDITE SOLUS. chance. But they pluck out the wingfeathers from the mind.'
Say, Holy Genius — Heaven - descended
beam, 243. Fragment 81, p. 463.
Why interdicted is the sacred Fire
That flows spontaneous from thy golden Ashley Green is the village near Bath in
Why Genius like the emanative Ray ligible yevovvtal of the MS. It is true That issuing from the dazzling Fount of that the substituted word is not itself Light
metrically permissible, but it is probably Wakes all created Nature into Day
what Coleridge wrote, meaning, Your Art thou not all-diffusive, all-benign? daughters taste justice' (i.e. its blessings). Thy partial hand I blame. For Pity oft It may be as well to mention that the In Supplications Vast—a weeping child accentuation is not Attic, but Aeolic, as is That meets me pensive on the barren wild, fitting in a Sapphic ode. And pours into my Soul Compassion soft, See ‘Note 102,' A translation of the The never-dying strain commands to flow- four stanzas of the Ode therein quoted, was Man sure is vain — nor sacred Genius printed in The London Magazine for hears—
October 1823. It was signed “Olen," Now speak in Melody—now weep in Tears. the pseudonym of Sir Charles A. Elton,
G. C. Bart.
I may here give a fragment which, worthy of Coleridge, and is also likely
though hardly admissible to the text, is
In his Beaten to create an unfair impression as to the worthy of preservation. standard of such exercises among those Paths (1865, ii. 117), T. Colley Grattan who do not realise the wide difference describes a night ramble about Namur between the academic conditions of 1792
with Coleridge, when the latter was makand those of a quarter of a century later.
ing his Rhine tour of 1828 with WordsIt is necessary to keep this in mind, but
worth and Dora. • He took me by the the Ode, with all its sins on it, has an
arm, and in his low recitative way he historical as well as a personal interest.
rehearsed two or three times, and finally It no doubt represented fairly enough the recited, some lines which he said I had undergraduate standard of scholarship recalled to his mind, and which formed
He in pre- Porsonian days, seeing that it part of something never published. won the prize in a wide competition, and repeated the lines at my request, and as that in the same year Porson placed
well as I could catch the broken sentences Coleridge among a selected four to fight I wrote them down immediately afterwards for the Craven Scholarship, in succession with my pencil as follows :to himself, along with such prize - boys
· And oft I saw him stray, as Samuel Butler, Keate, and Bethell. The bells of fox-glove in his hand-and Butler gained the Craven, but if not the
ever rose, it is worth remembering that Cole- And anon he to his ear would hold a blade ridge lived near it, and did not waste all Of that stiff grass that 'mong the heathhis time at the University on current
flower grows, politics, as is commonly believed.
Which made a subtle kind of melody, But one emendation has been made in Most like the apparition of a breeze, the text of the Ode - yeúovtaL (1. 85) Singing with its thin voice in shadowy having been substituted for the unintel
[For Poems and Fragments which have no title, see ‘Index to the First Lines.']
ABSENCE: a farewell Ode, 15.
Berengarius, Lines suggested by the last Words
Cain, The Wanderings of, 112.
Version, 8; Latest Version, 61.
BABY BATES, To, 470.
Child, To a, 467.
Elegy, Imitated from Akenside, 31.
Eminent Characters, Sonnets on, 38.
Eolian Harp, The, 49.
EPIGRAMS, ETC., 443.
Epilogue to 'The Rash Conjurer,' 461.
Epitaph [on himself ], 210, 450.
Epitaph on William Hazlitt, 446.
Epitaphium Testamentarium, 210.
"Έρως αει λάληθρος εταίρος, 183.
Erskine, Sonnet to, 38.
Evening Star, To the, 11.
Exchange, The, 144.
Exile, An, 171.
Experiments in Metre, 470.
FADED FLOWER, The, 31.
Falconer's Shipwreck, To a Lady with, 185
FALL OF ROBESPIERRE, THE, 211.
man Language the Sun is Feminine and the Farewell to Love, 173.
Fayette, Sonnet to La, 39.
Fears in Solitude, 127.
Fichtean Egoismus, 463.
Fielding's 'Amelia,' With, 20.
Apologetic Preface to, 527.
First Advent of Love ['Love's First Hope '), 193-
Fortune, To a young Man of, 68.
Foster-Mother's Tale, The, 83, 501.
Fountain on a Heath, Inscription for a, 169.
Founts, The Two, 196.
Fragment from an unpublished Poem, 64.
FRAGMENTS, 453, 459.
France : an Ode, 124.
French Revolution, To a young Lady with a
Poem on the, 6.
Friend in Answer to a Melancholy Letter, Lines
to a, 43.
Friend, To a young, on his proposing to
domesticate with the Author, 67.
Friend together with an Unfinished Poem, To a,
Friend who died of a Frenzy Fever, Lines on a,
Friend who asked how I felt when the Nurse
first presented my Infant to me, Sonnet to a,
Friend who had declared his Intention of writ-
ing no more Poetry, To a, 69.
Friendship, Love and, opposite, 207.
Frost at Midnight, 126.
Infant, Epitaph on an [' Its balmy lips '], 145.
Joe's Luck, 444.
GARDEN OF Boccaccio, The, 204.
LA FAYETTE, Sonnet to, 39.
Life, Human, on the Denial of Immortality, 186.
Mad Monk, The, 156.