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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... of the cottager 40 Chapter 18. Language of metrical composition, why and
wherein essentially different from that of prose — Origin and elements of metre —
Its necessary consequences, and the conditions thereby imposed on the metrical
For the Biographia is so much at the centre of most of Coleridge's greater prose
writings, particularly his literary criticism, that one can hardly discuss a single
significant topic raised in the Biographia unless one also moves to his other
W Prose The Prose Works of William Wordsworth ed W. J. B. Owen and J.
Worthington Smyser (3 vols Oxford 1974). WPW Wordsworth's Poetical Works ed
E. de Selincourt and Helen Darbishire (5 vols Oxford 1940-9). WW William
... John Sinclair, Alderman Lushington, and the whole Troop of Parliamentary
Oscillators in M Post 1798 (2 Jan) First prose that is definitely Cs appears in M
Post (Jan) C's Unitarian sermons at Shrewsbury; Wedgwood annuity £150
W Prose \ 167. Coleridge's Christabel, which was expected to appear in the
second. xIvi. Biographia. Liter. aria.