Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Standard Name: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor


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Cultural formation Sara Coleridge
Sara received Anglican baptism sooner after her birth than her elder siblings had, which shows that her father 's Unitarian convictions were slackening. Though little is known about her own early religious beliefs, she was...
Cultural formation Christabel Coleridge
CC , granddaughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge , was named after his poetic heroine Christabel. She grew up in an English, presumably white, middle-class, literary, Anglican family. She later held Conservative views, especially on women's rights.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
death Mary Robinson
An autopsy revealed six large gall-stones.
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.
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Though not much past forty, she had outlived all of her immediate family except her daughter and one brother. Jane Porter wrote an obituary intended for periodical...
Dedications Edith Sitwell
She dedicated this To the Persons from Porlock: presumably a claim to have been more frequently interrupted than Coleridge .
Sitwell, Edith. Taken Care Of: An Autobiography. Hutchinson, 1965.
The endpapers reproduce her obituary from The Times. ES had previously written...
Dedications Sara Coleridge
Following SC 's death, a poem dedicated to her father was found amongst her unpublished papers.
Education Harriet Shaw Weaver
HSW 's family encouraged her in the regular pursuits of a young, middle-class Victorian woman. From her father she inherited an enthusiasm for poetry—she especially liked Shakespeare , Coleridge , and Whitman —and she read...
Education Mary Matilda Betham
More important than his teaching were her own efforts in a congenial atmosphere. The family would read aloud from poems and plays, providing their own appreciation and criticism. In her diary she wrote: In our...
Education Elizabeth Jennings
EJ attended Oxford High School . It was while a thirteen-year-old pupil there, she later said, that she discovered the excitement of poetry: first The Battle of Lepanto by G. K. Chesterton , then The...
Education Meiling Jin
She was saved by the public Children's Library. She read omnivorously, beginning with the Dr Doolittle books (Hugh Lofting ) and fairy stories but missing out on Enid Blyton (who was kept locked away)...
Education Sara Coleridge
Because of her interest in contemporary theological debate, SC devoted her spring and summer to studying the works of John Henry Newman and of her father .
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, and Sara Coleridge. Sara Coleridge, a Victorian Daughter: Her Life and Essays. Yale University Press, 1989.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Lamb
Hoxton was London's centre for the care of the insane, with no less than three asylums. It is not clear exactly what Charles's trouble was, though it probably involved depression and may have had something...
Family and Intimate relationships Sara Coleridge
SC 's father was the famous poet, philosopher, and critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge . Though he was present for much of Sara's early childhood, their relationship later deteriorated because of his repeated absences, and also...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Robinson
MR 's daughter grew up to be a writer, and to publish two books under her own name as well as revising and editing work by MR . Hers are the gothic, epistolary Minerva novel...
Family and Intimate relationships Sara Coleridge
SC 's father-in-law initially objected to the match, primarily for economic reasons.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, and Sara Coleridge. Sara Coleridge, a Victorian Daughter: Her Life and Essays. Yale University Press, 1989.
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When he did come to terms with the union, the couple then had to wait until Henry completed his studies in...
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Yonge
CY 's father, William Crawley Yonge , came from an established Devon family. He was related to the families of Coleridge and Patteson through an intermarriage in 1746 with Elizabeth Duke , daughter of George Duke


18 June 1744
John Newbery advertised his Little Pretty Pocket Book, one of the first books aimed at delighting children while instructing them.
By 18 September 1794
By this date Coleridge claimed to have written one of the two sonnets attributed to him this year about the scheme for establishing Pantisocracy (a utopian community) in America.
29 December 1794
The Morning Chronicle (a paper with Opposition views) printed a sonnet, Mrs Siddons, which was attributed to Coleridge , but was actually written by Charles Lamb .
20 August 1795
Samuel Taylor Coleridge composed The Aeolian [or Eolian] Harp (published the following year).
By June 1796
Samuel Taylor Coleridge compiled a booklet titled Sonnets from Various Authors: four each by himself, Southey , Charles Lamb , and Charles Lloyd , two by Charlotte Smith , and one each by seven more writers including Anna Seward .
August Wilhelm and Friedrich von Schlegel published their periodicalDas Athenäum, the manifesto of the German Romantic movement.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller published, in three parts, his historicaltragedyWallenstein.
February 1798
Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote his conversation-poemFrost at Midnight, published the same year.
4 October 1798
Wordsworth and Coleridge published at Bristol the first edition of their epoch-making poetry collection Lyrical Ballads.
24 December 1799
Samuel Taylor Coleridge published in the Morning Post his ode in praise of the poetry of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire .
24 November 1800
The Morning Post printed Coleridge 's love-lyricAlcaeus to Sappho, which he had sent in about six weeks earlier and which was probably addressed to Mary Robinson .
About 25 January 1801
The second edition of Lyrical Ballads appeared, in two volumes, including along with its poems by Wordsworth and Coleridge the former's famous Preface, written in 1800.
4 October 1802
The Morning Post carried Samuel Taylor Coleridge 's Dejection: An Ode, a lamentation over his sense of lost poetic power.
1 June 1809
Samuel Taylor Coleridge began publishing his periodicalThe Friend. It ran till 15 March 1810 before being rewritten and issued as a book in 1818.
By May 1816
Samuel Taylor Coleridge published (together) Christabel, Kubla Khan, and The Pains of Sleep.