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


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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.
The distinguished scholar who did me
the kindness to revise the proofs of the
Prize Ode, considers that it is scarcely

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



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[For Poems and Fragments which have no title, see ‘Index to the First Lines.']

ABSENCE: a farewell Ode, 15.
Ad Lyram, Imitation of Casimir, 28.
Advent of Love [i.e. Love's First Hope), 193.
Age, Youth and, 191.
Akenside, Elegy imitated from, 31,
Album, Written in an, 451.
Alcæus to Sappho, 470.
Ale, Song in Praise of, 445.
Alice du Clos, 193.
Allegoric Vision, 534.
Alternative, The, 451.
Always Audible, 447.
‘Amelia,' With Fielding's, 20.
Anacreon, An Ode in the Manner of, 19.
Ancient Mariner, The Rime of the, 95, 512.
Anna and Harland, 11.
Answer to a Child's Question, 170.
Anthem for the Children of Christ's Hospital, 3.
Apologetic Preface to 'Fire, Famine, and

Slaughter,' 527.
Aristophanes, Imitated from, 465.
Asra, To, 171.
Ass, To a young, 35, 477.
Association of Ideas, 466.
Author and his Friend, A Dialogue between an,

Authors and Publishers, 451.
Autumnal Evening, Lines on an, 24.
Autumnal Moon, Sonnet to the, 3.

Berengarius, Lines suggested by the last Words

of, 198.
Betham, To Matilda, 167.
Birth of a Son, Sonnets on receiving News of,

Birthday, On my baptismal, 210.
Blossom, On observing a, 63.
Blossoming of the solitary Date-Tree, The, 173.
Boccaccio, The Garden of, 204.
Bowles (W. L.), Adaptation of, 474.
Bowles, Sonnet to the Rev. W. L. [First Version),

Bowles, Sonnet to the Rev. W. L. [Second

Version), 41.
Brent, To Mrs. Morgan and Miss, 179.
Brevity of the Greek and English compared,

British Stripling's War-Song, The, 141.
Brockley Coomb, Lines composed while climbing,

Brooke, Lord, Adaptation of, 471.
Brunton, To Miss, 31.
Burke, Sonnet to, 38.
Butterfly, The, 185.

Cain, The Wanderings of, 112.
Candle, To my, 450.
Carol, A Christmas, 150.
Casimir, Ad Lyram, Imitation of, 28.
Cataract, On a, 141.
Catullian Hendecasyllables, 140.
Chamouni, Hymn before Sunrise, in the Vale of,

165, 521.
Character, A, 195.
Charity, 45.
Charity, Humility the Mother of, 208.
Charity in Thought, 468.
Chatterton, Monody on the Death of— First

Version, 8; Latest Version, 61.

BABY BATES, To, 470.
Bala Hill, On, 33.
Ballad of the Dark Ladié, The, 136.
Baptismal Birthday, On my, 210.
Barbour, Lines to Miss, 207.
Bastile, Destruction of the, 6.
'Beareth all Things, 208,



Child, To a, 467.

Elegy, Imitated from Akenside, 31.
Child's Evening Prayer, A, 175.

Eminent Characters, Sonnets on, 38.
Child's Question, Answer to a, 170.

Eolian Harp, The, 49.
Cholera cured Beforehand, 452.

Christabel, 116.

Epilogue to 'The Rash Conjurer,' 461.
Christening of a Friend's Child, On the, 83. Epitaph, A Tombless, 180.
Christmas Carol, A, 150.

Epitaph [on himself ], 210, 450.
Christ's Hospital, Anthem for the Children of, 3. Epitaph on a bad Man, 446.
Circassian Love-Chaunt, Lewti, or the, 27. Epitaph on a mercenary Miser, 448.
Coleridge, To the Rev. George, 81.

Epitaph on William Hazlitt, 446.
Cologne, 452.

Epitaphium Testamentarium, 210.
Comic Author, Lines to a, 451.

"Έρως αει λάληθρος εταίρος, 183.
Complaint of Ninathóma, The, 20.

Erskine, Sonnet to, 38.
Concert-Room, Lines composed in a, 148.

Evening Star, To the, 11.
Connubial Rupture, On a late, 69.

Exchange, The, 144.
Constancy to an ideal Object, 172.

Exile, An, 171.
Cottage, Over my, 459.

Experiments in Metre, 470.
Cottle, To Joseph, 50.
Cradle Hymn, The Virgin's, 181.

Critic, To a, 447.

Falconer's Shipwreck, To a Lady with, 185
Critics, Modern, 451.

Curious Circumstance, On the, that in the Ger- Fancy in nubibus, 190.

man Language the Sun is Feminine and the Farewell to Love, 173.
Moon Masculine, 449.

Fayette, Sonnet to La, 39.

Fears in Solitude, 127.
DANIEL, SAMUEL, Adaptations of, 472.

Fichtean Egoismus, 463.
Dark Ladié, The Ballad of the, 136.

Fielding's 'Amelia,' With, 20.
Darwiniana [i.e. 'The Hour when we shall nieet Fire, Famine, and Slaughter, 111.
again '], 47

Apologetic Preface to, 527.
Date-Tree, The Blossoming of the, 173.

First Advent of Love ['Love's First Hope '), 193-
Day-Dream, A, 179.

Forbearance, 208.
Day-Dream, The: Froin an Emigrant to his Fortune, To, 27.
absent Wife, 146.

Fortune, To a young Man of, 68.
Dejection : an Ode, 159, 522.

Foster-Mother's Tale, The, 83, 501.
Departing Year, Ode on, 78.

Fountain on a Heath, Inscription for a, 169.
Desire, 465.

Founts, The Two, 196.
Destiny of Nations, The, 70.

Fragment from an unpublished Poem, 64.
Devil's Thoughts, The, 147, 621.

FRAGMENTS, 453, 459.
Devonshire Roads, 10.

France : an Ode, 124.
Discovery made too Late, On a, 34.

French Revolution, To a young Lady with a
Domestic Peace, 33, 215.

Poem on the, 6.
Donne, Adaptation of, 471.

Friend in Answer to a Melancholy Letter, Lines
Donne's Poetry, On, 190.

to a, 43.
Drinking versus Thinking, 446.

Friend, To a young, on his proposing to
Duchess of Devonshire, Ode to, 149.

domesticate with the Author, 67.
Dungeon, A, 454.

Friend together with an Unfinished Poem, To a,
Dungeon, The, 85, 392, 508.

Dura Navis, 1.

Friend who died of a Frenzy Fever, Lines on a,
Duty surviving Self-Love, 197.

Friend who asked how I felt when the Nurse
EARTH, Hymn to the, 138.

first presented my Infant to me, Sonnet to a,
Education, Love, Hope, and Patience in, 206.

Egoismus, Fichtean, 463.

Friend who had declared his Intention of writ-
Elbingerode, Lines written at, 145.

ing no more Poetry, To a, 69.
Elegiac Metre described and exemplified, The Friends, The Three Sorts of, 468.
Ovidian, 140.

Friendship, Love and, opposite, 207.


Frost at Midnight, 126.

Infant, Epitaph on an [' Its balmy lips '], 145.
Infant, To an, 44.
Infant which died before Baptism, On an, 145.
Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath, 169.
Inscription for a Time-piece, 181.
Inscription in Nether-Stowey Church (Transla-

tion), 83.
Inside the Coach, 10.
Insignificant, On an, 443.
Invocation, An, 1o.
Irving, To Edward, 465.
Israel's Lament, 187.

Joe's Luck, 444.
Julia, 4.


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GARDEN OF Boccaccio, The, 204.
Genevieve, 1.
Gentle Look, The, 23.
Gentleman [Wordsworth), To a, 176, 525.
German, From the, 143.
German Language, Sun and Moon in the, 449.
German Poet, From an old, 449.
German Student's Album, Lines in a, 444.
Glycine's Song in Zapolya, 186, 422.
Godwin, Sonnet to W., 41.
Good, great Man, The, 169.
Graves, The Three, 85.
Greek and English compared, Brevity of the, 462.
Greek Prize Ode on the Slave Trade, 476.
Grenville, Talleyrand to Lord, 151.
Happy Husband, The, 178.
Hazlitt, Epitaph on William, 446.
Heath, Inscription for a Fountain on a, 169.
Hendecasyllables, Catullian, 140.
Heraclitus, Translation from, 464.
Hexameter described and exemplified, The

Homeric, 140.
Hexameters addressed to W. and D. Words-

worth, 137
Higginbottom, Sonnets of Nehemiah, 110.
Homeless, 171.
Homeric Hexameter, The, 140.
Home-sick, 146.
Honor [i.e. 'Philedon '], 16.
Hope, The Visionary, 171.
Hope, Work without, 203.
Hort, To the Rev. W. J., 44.
Hour when we shall meet again, The, 47,
House-dog's Collar, For a, 448.
Human Life, A sober Statement of, 473.
Human Life, On the Denial of Immortality, 186.
Humility the Mother of Charity, 208.
Hunting Song in Zapolya, 186, 437.
Husband, The Happy, 178.
Hymn, A, 185.
Hymn before Sunrise, in the Vale of Chamouni,

165, 521.
Hymn to the Earth, 138.
Hymns-Moon, 457.
IDEAL Object, Constancy to an, 172.
Ideas, Association of, 466.
Imitation, On, 17.
Immortality, Human Life, On the Denial of, 186.
Improvisatore, The, 200.
Infant, Epitaph on an ['Ere sin could blight '],

LA FAYETTE, Sonnet to, 39.
Lady offended by a sportive observation, To a, 181
Lady weeping, On a, 12.
Lesbia, To (Catullus), 28.
Lewti, or the Circassian Love-Chaunt, 27.

Life, 7.


Life, Human, on the Denial of Immortality, 186.
Life? What is, 173.
Limbo, 189.
Lime-tree Bower my Prison, This, 92.
Linley, Esq., Lines to Wm., 155.
Lloyd, Poems to, 67, 68.
Lloyd, Sonnet to, 68.
Love, 135
Love and Friendship opposite, 207.
Love, a Sword, 195.
Love, Farewell to, 173.
Love, Hope, and Patience in Education, 206.
Lover's Complaint, A, 20.
Lover's Resolution, The Picture, or the, 162.
Love's Apparition and Evanishment, 208.
Love's Blindness, Reason for, 181.
Love's Burial-Place, 209.
Love's First Hope, 193.

Mad Monk, The, 156.
Mahomet, 139.
'Man of Ross, The,' Lines to, 33.
Marini, Sonnet from, 172.

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