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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,
First It is believed that this refers to the Lord afterwards Lady Wilmot Horton. 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 6-9.
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 Compare with this the following from a
102.' 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 preyings upon the spirit. I gave my life
the following congratulatory lines, which I to my children, and they have repeatedly of the representatives of the writer :
am permitted to print here by the courtesy given it to me—for, by the Maker of all 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
Why interdicted is the sacred Fire 243. Fragment 81, p. 463.
That flows spontaneous from thy golden Ashley Green is the village n'ar 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
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
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 Words
• He took me by the It is necessary to keep this in mind, but worth and Dora. 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 in pre- Porsonian days, seeing that it
part of something never published. He 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 - yeúortai (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.
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
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
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
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,
Character, A, 195.
Charity, Humility the Mother of, 208.
Charity in Thought, 468.
Chatterton, Monody on the Death of — First
Version, 8; Latest Version, 61.
Child, To a, 467.
Child's Evening Prayer, A, 175.
Child's Question, Answer to a, 170.
Cholera cured Beforehand, 452.
Christening of a Friend's Child, On the, 83.
Christmas Carol, A, 150.
Christ's Hospital, Anthem for the Children of, 3.
Circassian Love-Chaunt, Lewti, or the, 27.
Coleridge, To the Rev. George, 81.
Comic Author, Lines to a, 451.
Complaint of Ninathéma, The, 20.
Concert-Room, Lines composed in a, 148.
Connubial Rupture, On a late, 69.
Constancy to an ideal Object, 172.
Cottage, Over my, 459.
Cottle, To Joseph, 50.
Cradle Hymn, The Virgin's, 181.
Critic, To a, 447
Critics, Modern, 451.
Curious Circumstance, On the, that in the Ger-
man Language the Sun is Feminine and the
Moon Masculine, 449.
Elegy, Imitated from Akenside, 31.
Eminent Characters, Sonnets on, 38.
Eolian Harp, The, 49.
EPIGRAMS, ETC., 443.
Epilogue to 'The Rash Conjurer,' 461.
Epitaph, A Tombless, 180.
Epitaph (on himself ], 210, 450.
Epitaph on a bad Man, 446.
Epitaph on a mercenary Miser, 448.
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.
DANIEL, SAMUEL, Adaptations of, 472.
Dark Ladié, The Ballad of the, 136.
Darwiniana [i.e. 'The Hour when we shall nieet
again '], 47.
Date-Tree, The Blossoming of the, 173.
Day-Dream, A, 179.
Day-Dream, The: Froin an Emigrant to his
absent Wife, 146.
Dejection : an Ode, 159, 522.
Departing Year, Ode on, 78.
Destiny of Nations, The, 70.
Devil's Thoughts, The, 147, 621.
Devonshire Roads, 10.
Discovery made too Late, On a, 34.
Domestic Peace, 33, 215.
Donne, Adaptation of, 471.
Donne's Poetry, On, 190.
Drinking versus Thinking, 446.
Duchess of Devonshire, Ode to, 149.
Dungeon, A, 454.
Dungeon, The, 85, 392, 508.
Dura Navis, 1.
Duty surviving Self-Love, 197.
FADED FLOWER, The, 31.
Falconer's Shipwreck, To a Lady with, 185
Fall of ROBESPIERRE, THE, 211.
Fancy in nubibus, igo.
Farewell to Love, 173.
Fayette, Sonnet to La, 39.
Fears in Solitude, 127.
Fichtean Egoismus, 463.
Fielding's 'Amelia,' With, 20.
Fire, Famine, and Slaughter, 111.
Apologetic Preface to, 527.
First Advent of Love [' Love's First Hope '), 193-
Fortune, To, 27.
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.
Friends, The Three Sorts of, 468.
Friendship, Love and, opposite, 207,
Earth, Hymn to the, 138.
Education, Love, Hope, and Patience in, 206.
Egoismus, Fichtean, 463.
Elbingerode, Lines written at, 145.
Elegiac Metre described and exemplified, The
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-
Inside the Coach, 10.
Insignificant, On an, 443.
Invocation, An, 10.
Irving, To Edward, 465.
Israel's Lament, 187.
Job's Luck, 444.
KAYSER of Kaserwerth, To the young Artist, 209
Keepsake, The, 154.
Kepler, Epigram on, 461.
Kindness, Profuse, 468.
Kiss, The, 30.
Knight's Tomb, The, 190.
Koskiusko, Sonnet to, 39.
Kubla Khan, 94.
GARDEN of Boccaccio, The, 204.
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
Hexameters addressed to W. and D. Words-
Higginbottom, Sonnets of Nehemiah, 110.
Homeric Hexameter, The, 140.
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,
Hymn to the Earth, 138.
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'],
Life, Human, on the Denial of Immortality, 186.
Life? What is, 173.
Lime-tree Bower my Prison, This, 92.
Linley, Esq., Lines to Wm., 155.
Lloyd, Poems to, 67, 68.
Lloyd, Sonnet to, 68.
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.
'Man of Ross, The,' Lines to, 33.
Marini, Sonnet from, 172.