Biographia Literaria, Or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Biographia Literaria, or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions, Vol. 1
Now it must be remarked, by way of preliminary, that no man can properly be said to defraud another, nor ought to be so spoken of, who has not a fraudulent intention but it never yet has been proved, after all the pains that have been taken to this effect, that Mr. Coleridge intended to deprive Schelling of any part of the honour that rightfully belongs to him, or that he has, by Mr. Coleridge's means, been actually deprived of it, even for an hour. With regard to the first ground of accusation, it is doubtless to be regretted by every friend of the accused, that he should have adopted so important a portion of the words and thoughts of Schelling without himself making those distinct and accurate references, which he might haveviii Habits indicative of.
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