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By Valerie Purton

This chronological account of the lifetime of Samuel Taylor Coleridge is outfitted up from modern records, together with the letters and journals of the author and of his friends and family. Maps, a genealogy and an index are incorporated besides over 50 biographical sketches of the Coleridge circle. The growth of the writer's schooling, interpreting, friendships and highbrow pursuits is punctiliously adumbrated and the e-book presents an entire history to the genesis of the literary paintings. besides descriptions of the genesis of Coleridge's significant works, a juxtaposition is made from the writer's perspectives with these of Wordsworth. Valerie Purton has co-written "Poems through Brothers: A examine of George Clayton Tennyson and Charles Tennyson D'Eyncout", and released articles in "A.R.I.E.L. and Prose reviews" and "The Dictionary of British girls Writers".

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26 Encouraged by Poole and Cottle, STC writes a dedicatory poem for his new collection, T o the Rev. George Coleridge', in which he explores his childhood and in which he repeatedly calls George his 'earliest Friend'. ] June (early) STC delivers the copy for the second edition of Poems to Cottle in Bristol and sets off to walk to Racedown to visit WW. 4 (Sun) He preaches at the Unitarian chapel in Bridgwater. 5 He breakfasts with Josiah Toulmin, Unitarian minister in Taunton and then sets off to walk to Racedown.

July 1 (Fri) STC receives an offer from Perry, the editor, of the job of co-editor on the Morning Chronicle in London. ) He does not like London, he tells Poole, but he must pursue 'those two Giants, Bread and Cheese'. A rich widow, Mrs Evans, of Darley, Derbyshire, is captivated by STC and offers him £150 a year to teach her children. STC visits Derbyshire and leaves Mrs C there for a few days 'as my hostage'. August (early) STC visits Ottery briefly, alone, and is greeted with delight by his family.

STC has lost some chests of books. ] 28? STC arrives in Stowey (having probably visited Daniel Stuart of the Morning Post in London on the way). 29 At Mrs C's insistence STC writes to Southey asking for a reconciliation, after all his kindness to Sara at the time of Berkeley's death. August (early) Mrs C and Hartley to Minehead, to holiday with the Sou they s. 8 (Thurs) STC writes a second letter to RS, explaining Charles Lloyd's mischief-making, (mid) The Southeys come to Stowey, bringing home Mrs C and Hartley.

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