Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Suicide’s Argument  by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Suicide’s Argument by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or noNo question was asked me--it could not be so !If the life was the question, a thing sent to tryAnd to live on be YES; what can NO be ...

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Virgin’s Cradle-Hymn by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Virgin’s Cradle-Hymn by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Dormi, Jesu! Mater ridetQuae tam dulcem somnum videt,Dormi, Jesu! blandule!Si non dormis, Mater plorat,Inter fila cantans orat,Blande, veni, somnule.ENGLISH.Sleep, sweet babe! my ...

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Knight’s Tomb by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Knight’s Tomb by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Where is the grave of Sir Arthur O'Kellyn?Where may the grave of that good man be?--By the side of a spring, on the breast of Helvellyn,Under the twigs of a young birch tree!The ...

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Calumnious Reports by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Calumnious Reports by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Edmund! thy grave with aching eye I scan,And inly groan for heaven's poor outcast, man!'Tis tempest all or gloom: in early youth,If gifted with the Ithuriel lance of truth,We ...

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If You Slept by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If You Slept by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What if you slept And what if In your sleep You dreamed And what if In your dream You went to heaven And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower And what if When you awoke ...

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Donnes Poetry by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Donnes Poetry by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

``With Donne, whose muse on dromedary trots,Wreathe iron pokers into true-love knots ;Rhyme's sturdy cripple, fancy's maze and clue,Wit's forge and fire-blast, meaning's press and ...

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Mr. Coleridge To Dr. A. by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Mr. Coleridge To Dr. A. by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To meet, to know, to love--and then to part,Is the sad tale of many a human heart.

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Answer by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Answer by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Do you ask what the birds say? The sparrow, the dove,The linnet, and thrush say, 'I love and I love!'In the winter they're silent, the wind is so strong; What it says I don't ...

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Imitated From Stolberg by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Imitated From Stolberg by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I.Mark this holy chapel well!The birth-place, this, of William Tell.Here, where stands God's altar dread,Stood his parent's marriage-bed.II.Here, first, an infant to her ...

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The Good, Great Man by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Good, Great Man by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

'How seldom, friend! a good great man inheritsHonour or wealth with all his worth and pains!It sounds like stories from the land of spiritsIf any man obtain that which he meritsOr ...

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Aeolian Harp, The by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Aeolian Harp, The by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My pensive SARA ! thy soft cheek reclinedThus on mine arm, most soothing sweet it isTo sit beside our Cot, our Cot o'ergrownWith white-flower'd Jasmin, and the broad-leav'd ...

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Life by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Life by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

As late I journey'd o'er the extensive plainWhere native Otter sports his scanty stream,Musing in torpid woe a Sister's pain,The glorious prospect woke me from the dream.At every ...

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Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All thoughts, all passions, all delights,Whatever stirs this mortal frame,All are but ministers of Love, And feed his sacred flame.Oft in my waking dreams do ILive o'er again ...

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A Child’s Evening Prayer by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A Child’s Evening Prayer by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ere on my bed my limbs I lay,God grant me grace my prayers to say:O God! preserve my mother dearIn strength and health for many a year;And, O! preserve my father too,And may I pay ...

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Epitaph by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Epitaph by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Stop, Christian passer-by : Stop, child of God,And read, with gentle breast. Beneath this sodA poet lies, or that which once seem'd he--O, lift one thought in prayer for S. T. ...

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The Faded Flower by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Faded Flower by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ungrateful he, who pluck'd thee from thy stalk,Poor faded flow'ret! on his careless way;Inhal'd awhile thy odours on his walk,Then onward pass'd and left thee to decay.Ah! ...

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The Suicide’s Argument by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Suicide’s Argument by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or noNo question was asked me--it could not be so !If the life was the question, a thing sent to tryAnd to live on be YES; what can NO be ...

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To William Wordsworth by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To William Wordsworth by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Friend of the Wise ! and Teacher of the Good !Into my heart have I received that LayMore than historic, that prophetic LayWherein (high theme by thee first sung aright)Of the ...

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Human Life by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Human Life by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If dead, we cease to be ; if total gloom Swallow up life's brief flash for aye, we fareAs summer-gusts, of sudden birth and doom, Whose sound and motion not alone ...

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A Soliloquy Of The Full Moon, She Being In A Mad Passion by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A Soliloquy Of The Full Moon, She Being In A Mad Passion by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Now as Heaven is my Lot, they're the Pests of the Nation!Wherever they can comeWith clankum and blankum'Tis all Botheration, & Hell & Damnation,With fun, ...

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Frost At Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Frost At Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Frost performs its secret ministry,Unhelped by any wind. The owlet's cryCame loud--and hark, again ! loud as before.The inmates of my cottage, all at rest,Have left me to that ...

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A Day Dream by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A Day Dream by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My eyes make pictures when they're shut:--I see a fountain large and fair,A Willow and a ruined Hut,And thee, and me, and Mary there.O Mary! make thy gentle lap our pillow!Bend ...

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About The Nightingale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

About The Nightingale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

From a letter from STC to Wordsworth after writing The Nightingale: In stale blank verse a subject stale I send per post my Nightingale; And like an honest bard, dear ...

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Youth And Age by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Youth And Age by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Verse, a breeze 'mid blossoms straying,Where Hope clung feeding, like a bee -Both were mine! Life went a-mayingWith Nature, Hope, and Poesy,When I was young! When I was young? ...

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Work Without Hope by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Work Without Hope by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair--The bees are stirring--birds are on the wing--And WINTER slumbering in the open air,Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring ...

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Christabel by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Christabel by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

PART I 'Tis the middle of night by the castle clockAnd the owls have awakened the crowing cock;Tu-whit!- Tu-whoo!And hark, again! the crowing cock,How drowsily it crew.Sir ...

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A Tombless Epitaph by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A Tombless Epitaph by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

'Tis true, Idoloclastes Satyrane !(So call him, for so mingling blame with praise,And smiles with anxious looks, his earliest friends,Masking his birth-name, wont to characterHis ...

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Fragment by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Fragment by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The body,Eternal Shadow of the finite Soul,The Soul's self-symbol, its image of itself.Its own yet not itself--

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Fears In Solitude by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Fears In Solitude by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A green and silent spot, amid the hills,A small and silent dell ! O'er stiller placeNo singing sky-lark ever poised himself.The hills are heathy, save that swelling slope,Which ...

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Despair by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Despair by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I have experienc'dThe worst, the World can wreak on me--the worstThat can make Life indifferent, yet disturbWith whisper'd Discontents the dying prayer--I have beheld the whole of ...

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The Eolian Harp by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Eolian Harp by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

(Composed at Clevedon, Somersetshire)My pensive Sara! thy soft cheek reclinedThus on mine arm, most soothing sweet it isTo sit beside our Cot, our Cot o'ergrownWith white-flower'd ...

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Dejection: An Ode by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Dejection: An Ode by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Late, late yestreen I saw the new Moon, With the old Moon in her arms ; And I fear, I fear, My Master dear ! We shall have a deadly storm.Ballad of Sir Patrick ...

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The Pains Of Sleep by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Pains Of Sleep by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ere on my bed my limbs I lay,It hath not been my use to prayWith moving lips or bended knees ;But silently, by slow degrees,My spirit I to Love compose,In humble trust mine ...

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Imitated From Ossian by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Imitated From Ossian by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The stream with languid murmur creeps,In Lumin's flowery vale:Beneath the dew the Lily weepsSlow-waving to the gale.'Cease, restless gale! 'it seems to say,'Nor wake me with thy ...

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Cologne by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Cologne by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In Kohln, a town of monks and bones, And pavements fang'd with murderous stones And rags, and hags, and hideous wenches ; I counted two and seventy stenches, All ...

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A Christmas Carol by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A Christmas Carol by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I.The shepherds went their hasty way,And found the lowly stable-shedWhere the Virgin-Mother lay:And now they checked their eager tread,For to the Babe, that at her bosom clung,A ...

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Answer To A Child’s Question by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Answer To A Child’s Question by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Do you ask what the birds say? The sparrow, the dove,The linnet, and thrush say, 'I love and I love!'In the winter they're silent, the wind is so strong; What it says I don't ...

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What If You Slept … by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What If You Slept … by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What if you slept And what if In your sleep You dreamed And what if In your dream You went to heaven And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower And what if When you awoke ...

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What Is Life? by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What Is Life? by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Resembles Life what once was held of Light, Too ample in itself for human sight ?An absolute Self--an element ungrounded--All, that we see, all colours of all shade By ...

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Desire by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Desire by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Where true Love burns Desire is Love's pure flame;It is the reflex of our earthly frame,That takes its meaning from the nobler part,And but translates the language of the heart.

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Something Childish, But Very Natural by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Something Childish, But Very Natural by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If I had but two little wingsAnd were a little feathery bird,To you I'd fly, my dear!But thoughts like these are idle things,And I stay here.But in my sleep to you I fly:I'm ...

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Glycine’s Song by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Glycine’s Song by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A sunny shaft did I behold, From sky to earth it slanted: And poised therein a bird so boldSweet bird, thou wert enchanted! He sank, he rose, he twinkled, he troll'd Within that ...

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Come, Come Thou Bleak December Wind (Fragment) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Come, Come Thou Bleak December Wind (Fragment) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Come, come thou bleak December wind, And blow the dry leaves from the tree! Flash, like a Love-thought, thro' me, Death And take a Life that wearies me.

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Limbo by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Limbo by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The sole true Something--This ! In Limbo DenIt frightens Ghosts as Ghosts here frighten men--For skimming in the wake it mock'd the careOf the old Boat-God for his Farthing Fare ...

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Recollections Of Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Recollections Of Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

IHow warm this woodland wild Recess ! Love surely hath been breathing here ; And this sweet bed of heath, my dear !Swells up, then sinks with faint caress, As if to ...

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Aplolgia Pro Vita Sua by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Aplolgia Pro Vita Sua by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The poet in his lone yet genial hourGives to his eyes a magnifying power :Or rather he emancipates his eyesFrom the black shapeless accidents of size--In unctuous cones of ...

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To Nature by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To Nature by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It may indeed be fantasy when IEssay to draw from all created thingsDeep, heartfelt, inward joy that closely clings;And trace in leaves and flowers that round me lieLessons of ...

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Suicide’s Argument, The by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Suicide’s Argument, The by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or noNo question was asked me--it could not be so !If the life was the question, a thing sent to tryAnd to live on be YES; what can NO be ...

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The Garden Of Boccaccio by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Garden Of Boccaccio by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Of late, in one of those most weary hours,When life seems emptied of all genial powers,A dready mood, which he who ne'er has knownMay bless his happy lot, I sate alone ;And, from ...

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A Mathematical Problem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A Mathematical Problem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This is now--this was erst,Proposition the first--and Problem the first.I.On a given finite LineWhich must no way incline;To describe an equi----lateral Tri----A, N, G, L, E.Now ...

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