Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions, Part 1
Biographia Literaria has emerged over the last century as a supreme work of literary criticism and one of the classics of English literature. Into this volume poured 20 years of speculation about the criticism and uses of poetry and about the psychology of art. Following the text of the 1817 edition, the editors offer the first completely annotated edition of the highly allusive work.
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Friend (CC) S. T. Coleridge The Friend ed Barbara E. Rooke (2 vols London &
Princeton, NJ, 1969). The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge IV,
Fruman Norman Fruman Coleridge, the Damaged Archangel (New York 1971). G
(1 Sept) Arrives Allan Bank, Grasmere (Nov) First Prospectus of The Friend,
Kendal (1 Jun) The Friend No 1 published (8 Jun) Friend No 2 (10 Aug) Friend
No 3 (7 Sept) Friend No 4 (14 Sept) Friend No 5 (21 Sept) Friend No 6 (28 Sept)
... collect copies of Friend (Apr) With the Morgans, Berners Street, Soho (May-Aug
) Lectures on drama in Willis's Rooms; ... Perceval for Courier (Jun) Catherine
Wordsworth d; The Friend reissued (3 Nov-26 Jan 1813) Shakespeare lectures in
His friend John Morgan took him into his rooms in Hammersmith and tried to help
him cut down ... All this time and afterwards he continued to write, though in no
way that really satisfied his self-expectation or the hopes of his friends.
Woe be to me, if this last Warning be not taken. l By April 1814, he was ready, as
he told his old friend Joseph Cottle, "to place myself in a private madhouse,
where I could procure nothing but what a Physician thought proper".2 Yet in the ...