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S. T. C. contributed an article (never re-
printed) on Clarkson's " History of the
Abolition of the Slave Trade."

This was his sole contribution to The Edinburgh
Review, and he appears to have received twenty
guineas for it. The article, before its publication,
underwent some alteration (not very acceptable to its
author) at the hands of the Editor of the Review.

1 809-1 8 IO.
The Friend : A Literary, Moral and
Political Weekly Paper, excluding Per-
sonal and Party Politics and Events of the


Day. Conducted by S. T. Coleridge, of
Grasmere, Westmoreland. Each number
will contain a stamped sheet of large
Octavo, like the present ; and will be
delivered free of expense by the post
throughout the Kingdom, to Subscribers.
The Price each number One Shilling . . .
Penrith : Printed and Published by J.
Brown. 8vo., 1809, 18 10.

A periodical publication, issued by subscription at
irregular intervals during Coleridge's second and last
residence in the Lake district. The first number
appeared on June I, 1809, and the twenty-seventh and
last on March 15, 1810.

Wordsworth was an occasional contributor to The
Friend, in which a specimen or two appeared of his
then unpublished poem " The Prelude," and a prose
"Essay on Epitaphs," with some verse translations from
the Italian epitaphs of Chiabrera ; but the larger
portion was written by Coleridge himself. The original
manuscript, or printer's " copy," of The Friend (not
mainly in Coleridge's autograph) is preserved in the
Forster Collection at South Kensington, the loose
leaves elegantly and handsomely bound in a goodly
tome.* In 181 2 Coleridge prepared a supplement, with

* Much of the MS. is in the handwriting of Miss
Sarah Hutchinson, Mrs. Wordsworth's sister.

1 8 12.] OF COLERIDGE 39

which the remaining stock of unsold numbers were
issued in a single volume by Gale and Curtis of Pater-
noster Row. In 1 818 TJie Friend, somewhat re-
modelled, was reissued by a London publisher, with
the addition of a third volume, containing entirely new
matter. The original numbers, as issued to subscribers,
have long been scarce.

Besides a large number of prose contributions, ot
which the most important were the unfinished " Sketches
and Fragments of the Life and Character of the late
Sir Alexander Ball," the following poems by Coleridge
first appeared in this periodical :

1. 1809. Sept. 21 (No. VI.). " The Three Graves,"

Parts III. and IV.

2. 1809. Nov. 12 (No. XIII.). " Epitaph on Him-


3. 1809. Nov. 23 (No. XIV.). "A Tombless



Omniana,or Hor^e Otiosiores. By Robert
Southey. London, 1 8 1 2 : Printed for
Gale and Curtis, Paternoster Row. 2 vols.,
i2mo. Vol. i., pp. ix + 336; vol. ii.,
pp. vi + 33°-

With extensive contributions (consisting of prose
maxims and short essays) by S. T. C, the authorship


of which is distinguished in the Contents by a mark or


Remorse : A Tragedy, in Five Acts. By
S. T. Coleridge.

Remorse is as the heart in which it grows :
If that be gentle, it drops balmy dews
Of true repentance ; but if proud and gloomy,
h is a poison-tree, that, pierced to the inmost,
Weeps only tears of poison.

Act I., Scene i.

London : Printed for W. Pople, 67,
Chancery Lane, 18 13. Price Three Shil-
lings. 8vo., pp. xii + 72.

The prologue was written by Charles Lamb, and
the epilogue by Coleridge himself^ The latter was not
published with the play, but has been rescued from a
newspaper of the time.f The Author's preface to the

* In the Library of the British Museum is a copy
containing numerous marginal annotations in Coleridge's
autograph. It was formerly in the possession of James
Gillman, and each volume contains his book-plate.

f The Morning Chronicle for January 28, 1813. It
was first reprinted in Mr. Pearson's edition of " Osorio,"
in 1873, and afterwards in the third volume of Mr.
Pickering's four-volume edition of Coleridge, in 1877.

1 8 13-] OF COLERIDGE 41

first edition contains a long passage omitted in the later
editions. A second and third edition, somewhat modi-
fied (8vo., pp. x + 78), were issued by the same pub-
lisher in the same year. After that there was no
reprint of the play for fifteen years, when it was
included in William Pickering's collected edition of
1828, and in all subsequent editions of Coleridge's
" Dramatic Works."

This tragedy (produced at Drury Lane in 1813 with
some success) was remodelled from " Osorio," written
in 1797, when it was offered to and rejected by
Sheridan. A fair stage-copy of the original "Osorio"
(not in the author's autograph, but in that of a pro-
fessional copyist) was purchased in 1873, and published
in the same year, by Mr. John Pearson, of York Street,
Covent Garden, with an introduction, copious annota-
tions, and an appendix supplied by the editor of
"Tennysoniana." It was found to contain at the opening
of the fourth act the lines ridiculed by Sheridan, which
Coleridge had, not very ingenuously, repudiated or dis-
avowed in the preface to " Remorse." Two short
specimens of "Osorio" were printed in 1798-1805, in
the successive editions of "Lyrical Ballads," and the
original preface intended to appear with it, had it been
acted and published at the time of its composition, was
preserved by Mr. Clement Carlyon (who had obtained
the manuscript from Coleridge when a fellow-student
in Germany in 1799) in the first volume of his " Recol-
lections of Early and Late Years," published after
Coleridge's death in 1836. "Remorse" was acted


apparently at Calne and Devizes, in the summer of
1 81 5, by a travelling theatrical company, but after that
date there is no record of its production on the stage,
either in London or in the provinces. In 1884, how-
ever, a Mr. Philip Beck gave a reading, or recitation,
of the tragedy in London.

That Byron thought highly of this tragedy is proved
by the following extract from a letter which he wrote
to Coleridge on March 31, 181 5 : "We have had
nothing to be mentioned in the same breath with
' Remorse ' for very many years, and I should think
that the reception of that play was sufficient to en-
courage the highest hopes of author and audience "
(see Moore's "Life of Byron," Murray, 1838, p. 278).


Essays on the Fine Arts. By S. T. C.

Published in Felix Farley' 's Bristol Journal, August-
September, 1 8 14. Written to serve Washington
Allston, who was then exhibiting his pictures at Bristol.
Coleridge himself "set a high value" on these essays
(see Table-Talk of January I, 1834).

They were reprinted by Cottle in his " Early Recol-
lections," 1837, ii. 201-240.


Contribution to the Gentleman s Magazine.
Nov., 18 1 5. " Farewell to Love."

1816.] OF COLERIDGE 43


Christabel ; Kubla Khan, a Vision ;
The Pains of Sleep. ByS. T. Coleridge,
Esq. London : Printed for John Murray,
Albemarle Street, by William Bulmer and
Co., Cleveland Row, St. James's, 18 16.
8vo., pp. vii (including half-title and title-
page) + 64, followed by four pages of adver-
tisements of books published by John

The first and second parts of " Christabel " (which
was never finished by the author, but remains a frag-
ment) were written respectively in 1797 and 1800, and
handed about in manuscript, among a small band of
friends and admirers, for fifteen years or more before

Murray appears to have undertaken the work at
Byron's recommendation ; it passed rapidly through
several editions, which underwent some slight verbal
alterations ; e.g., a couplet that originally stood —

Sir Leoline, the Baron, which
Hath a toothless mastiff bitch,

was afterwards changed to —

Sir Leoline, the Baron rich,
Hath a toothless mastiff bitch,

which Charles Lamb playfully suggested might as
appropriately read —


Sir Leoline, the Baron round,
Hath a toothless mastiff hound.

In a review of " Christabel " in The Examiner
(written probably by William Hazlitt) a suppressed or
cancelled line, of much importance to the sense, and
rhyming with a previous line which, in the published
version, is left unrhymed, is supplied in the following
passage :

Behold her bosom and half her side,
Hideous, deform d, and pale of hue, —
A sight to dream of, not to tell —
And she is to sleep by Christabel.

The italicized line (left in the published version to the
imagination, or hinted rather than expressed) had
evidently appeared in the manuscript copy that had
fallen in the writer's way.* These manuscript copies,
gradually multiplied by enthusiastic friends, doubtless
offered a considerable number of verbal references and
various readings. Mr. Payne Collier, in the preface
to his " Notes on Coleridge's Lectures on Shakespeare,"
also supplied a few suppressed lines, not of equal
importance, but of indubitable authenticity, as they
were derived from a manuscript copy of the poem in
the handwriting of Sarah Stoddart (afterwards the wife
of Hazlitt) which had come into Mr. Collier's posses-
sion, and which, through the courtesy of the purchaser,
I had an opportunity of inspecting. It did not contain

* Unfortunately, this discovery was made too late
for the editor to avail himself of it in Mr. Pickering's
four-volume Coleridge.

i8i6.] OF COLERIDGE 45

the line given in The Examiner,' but Hazlitt probably
possessed an independent copy, and Sarah Stoddart's
copy (which happened to have been preserved) was
made long before she became his wife. Charles Lamb
also possessed an imperfect copy, which, in one of his
published letters, he begs Coleridge to complete. De
Ouincey doubtless possessed a like treasure, and probably
Wordsworth and Southey, and some half-score of other
persons, though the majority of such transcripts would
presumably be destroyed after the publication of the

The Statesman's Manual ; or, the Bible
the Best Guide to Political Skill and Fore-
sight : A Lay Sermon, addressed to the
Higher Classes of Society, with an Appen-
dix, containing Comments and Essays con-
nected with the Study of the Inspired
Writings. By S. T. Coleridge, Esq. "Ad
ist hasc quasso vos, qualia cunque primo
videantur aspectu, adtendite, ut qui vobis
forsan insanire videar, saltern quibus in-
saniam rationibus cognoscatis." London:
Printed for Gale and Fenner, Pater-Noster
Row ; J. M. Richardson, Royal Exchange ;
and Hatchard, Piccadilly. 18 16. 8vo.,
pp. 65, and Appendix, pp. xlvii.


Generally known as " The first Lay Sermon," from
having been advertised as " A Lay Sermon on the
Distresses of the Country, addressed to the Middle and
Higher Orders."

On the back wrapper is advertised " A Second Lay
Sermon," and "Also (Printed in a Cheap Form for
Distribution) A Third Lay Sermon, addressed to the
Lower and Labouring Classes of Society. ' The Poor
have the Gospel preached unto them.'

« *^* rphg t h ree Tracts (which the above with the
present will form) will also be printed so as to make
one uniform Volume." The last of these tracts was,
however, never published.


Zapolya : A Christmas Tale, in Two
Parts : The Prelude, entitled " The Usur-
per's Fortune " ; and the Sequel, entitled
" The Usurper's Fate." By S. T. Coleridge,
Esq. London : Printed for Rest Fenner,
Paternoster Row, 18 17. 8vo., pp. viii
(unnumbered, including half-title, title-
page, " Advertisement," and " Charac-
ters ") + 128.

In spite of its dramatic form, this piece never
appeared on the stage, though written originally with
that view.

1817.] OF COLERIDGE 47

A Hebrew Dirge, chaunted in the Great
Synagogue, St. James's Place, Aldgate, on
the Day of the Funeral of Her Royal
Highness the Princess Charlotte. By
Hyman Hurwitz, Master of the Hebrew
Academy, Highgate. With a translation
by S. T. Coleridge, Esq. London : Printed
by H. Barnett, 2, St. James's Place, Aid-
gate, and sold by T. Boosey, 4, Old
Broad Street, 18 17. Thin pamphlet,
Hebrew and English text, vis-a-vis, issued
in thin brown-paper covers, the title, " A
Hebrew Dirge," being given in Hebrew
and English, which is repeated on an inner
leaf. 8vo, pp. 13.*

The title of "Israel's Lament," by which it is best
known, is printed as a heading to the first page of
text. Reprinted for the first time in the one-volume
edition of Coleridge's " Poetical Works," edited by
Derwent and Sara Coleridge (Edward Moxon, 1852).
There is another Hebrew dirge, " The Tears of a
Grateful People" (1820), on the death of George III.,
by Hyman Hurwitz, of which the English version

* A copy of the pamphlet is in the Oriental Depart-
ment at the British Museum.


(though not bearing his name, as in the former case)
has, with some show of likelihood, both of external
and of internal evidence, been attributed to the
hand of Coleridge (see a letter of W. B. Scott in The
Athenautti). There exists in the British Museum
Library an English version of this latter by another
hand, not that of Coleridge. The earlier pamphlet of
1 8 17, bearing Coleridge's name on the title-page, is of
the utmost rarity. I bought a copy at a dingy old
bookstall in Gray's Inn Lane, for a few pence, in 1876;
and the late Mr. B. M. Pickering gave me five guineas
for it. Hyman Hurwitz was the author of several
Hebrew books, grammars, etc. He resided at High-
gate during the earlier years of Coleridge's residence
with the Gillmans, and S. T. C. studied Hebrew under
his auspices and guidance. He appears to have been
a remarkable and superior man in his way, worthy
probably of some record and remembrance even from
the hand of so distinguished a person as his illustrious
friend and neighbour, and his name, if I mistake not, is
mentioned with respect and praise in one of Coleridge's
later prose works.

Sibylline Leaves : A Collection of Poems.
By S. T. Coleridge, Esq. London : Rest
Fenner, 23, Paternoster Row, 18 17. 8vo.,
pp xii+303.

Contains " The Ancient Mariner " (acknowledged
for the first time), a copious selection from the juvenile

1817.] OF COLERIDGE 49

poems of 1796 and 1797, and some later uncollected
poems, reprinted, with omissions and alterations, from
The Morning Pest.

This was meant to be the second volume of a col-
lected edition of Coleridge's works, and every signature,
commencing with B, is marked " Vol. II." The
body of the work, as we learn from the Preface, had
been set up in type two years previous to publication.
The first volume would have contained " Biographia
Literaria," but in the process of composition the bulk
of this work became too great for the compass of one
volume, and the original scheme was discarded.

" Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters."

A Lay Sermon, addressed to the Higher
and Middle Classes, on the existing dis-
tresses and discontents. [Greek motto
from Heraclitus, followed by a paraphrase
in English.] If ye do not hope, ye will
not find : for in despairing ye block up
the mine at its mouth ! ye extinguish the
torch, even when ye are already in the
shaft. By S. T. Coleridge, Esq. London :
Printed for Gale and Fenner, Paternoster
Row ; J. M. Richardson, Royal Exchange ;



and J. Hatchard, Piccadilly. 18 17. Fcap.
8vo., pp. xxxi + 134.

The title-page is preceded by a leaf with half-title :
"A Lay Sermon addressed to the Higher and Middle
Classes on the existing distresses and discontents."
Generally known as the " Second Lay Sermon."

Biographia Literaria : or, Biographical
Sketches of my Literary Life and Opinions.
By S. T. Coleridge, Esq. London : Rest
Fenner, 23, Paternoster Row, 1 8 1 7. 2 vols.,
8vo. Vol. i.: pp. 296 ; vol. ii. : pp. 309.
Vol. i. contains a second half-title, on the
reverse of which is a quotation from Goethe,
with English translation.

The only edition published in "the author's lifetime.
The posthumous edition, in two volumes, annotated in
part by the author's nephew and son-in-law, Henry
Nelson Coleridge, finished after his death, in 1843, by
his widow, the poet's only daughter, Sara Coleridge,
and published by William Pickering, in 1847, is more
in request than the original edition, which it followed
after the long interval of thirty years.

i8i8.] OF COLERIDGE 51


On Method. — " A Preliminary Treatise,"
forming " The General Introduction ' : to
" The Encyclopaedia Metropolitan, " 18 1 7-
1 8 1 8, and afterwards reprinted in a separate

A copy of this little volume, which is undated, is
among the Forster pamphlets in the Victoria and Albert
Museum, South Kensington.


The Friend : A Series of Essays, in Three
Volumes. By S. T. Coleridge. A new
edition. London: Printed for Rest Fenner,
Paternoster Row, 181 8. 8vo. Vol. i. :
pp. ix (with dedication on reverse, leaf of
errata) + 356; vol. ii.: pp. 336; vol. iii. :

PP- 375-

Remodelled from the privately-printed subscription
edition of 1 809-1810, with additional matter, forming
a third volume.

Mr. Rest Fenner, the publisher of this and other

4 — 2


works, failing in business, the author derived but slight
pecuniary benefit from their publication.'*

1 8 19-1822.
Contributions to "Blackwood's Maga-


1. 1 8 19. Nov. " Fancy in Nubibm? a sonnet. f

2. 1820. "Letter to Peter Morris, M.D." This

was a private letter written by Coleridge to
John Gibson Lockhart, and printed by the
latter in Blackzvcod > without the writer's
knowledge or consent.

3. 1 82 J. Oct. "Selections, from Mr. Coleridge'3

Literary Correspondence with Friends and
Men of Letters."

4. 1822. Jan. " Maxilian."

* A copy of this edition, which formerly belonged
to Coleridge, and contained many valuable MS. addi-
tions and corrections on the flyleaves and margins in
his own hand, sold for £1 1 at Sotheby's, on July 8,

f In the same number of Blackzvood is a note on Sir
Thomas Browne by Coleridge, but not contributed by
him. It is signed "G. J.," and Mr. Dykes Campbell
suggests that these initials, reversed, probably indicate
James Gillman. — Ed,

z83©.] OF COLERIDGE 53

Aids to Reflection in the Formation of a
Manly Character, on the several grounds
of Prudence, Morality, and Religion :
illustrated by Select Passages from our
elder divines, especially from Archbishop
Leighton. By S. T. Coleridge.

This makes that whatsoever here befalls,
You in the region of yourself remain,
Neighboring on Heaven : and that no foreign land.


London : Printed for Taylor and Hessey,
gi,, Fleet Street; and 13, Waterloo Place,
Pall Mall, 1825. 8vo., pp. xvi + 404.

On the Constitution of the Church
and State, according to the Idea of Each ;
with and toward a Right Judgment on the
late Catholic Bill. By S. T. Coleridge,
Esq., R.A., R.S.L. London: Hurst,
Chance and Co., 1830. Pp. viii + 227.

A Second Edition, with alterations and additions,
appeared in 1831, pp. viii + 241.


A Third Edition, together with a Second Edition of
the two Lay Sermons, edited from the author's cor-
rected copies, with notes by Henry Nelson Coleridge,
appeared in 1839, and a Fourth Edition in 1852.


A History of the Royal Foundation of

Christ's Hospital. By the Rev. W.

Trollope, M.A., 1834. 4to., pp. xvi + 358.

Appendices, pp. cxviii. Index, 5 unpaged


At p. 191 is printed a poem called "Julia," written
by Coleridge at Christ's Hospital in 1789, and one of
his earliest known poetical productions. It was found
in the Christ's Hospital Book, in which some other
juvenile exercises in verse appear, and was reprinted in
Coleridge's "Literary Remains;" 1836, and again in
Pickering's Edition of his "Poetical Works," 1877.


The Poetical Works of S. T. Cole-
ridge, including the Dramas of Wallen-
stein^ Remorse^ and Zapolya. In three

1 8 34-] OF COLERIDGE 55

volumes. London : William Pickering.
mdcccxxviii. 3 vols., large 8vo. Vol. i. :
pp. x+ 253 ; vol. ii. : 370 ; vol. iii. : 428.

The Poetical Works of S. T. Cole-
ridge, including the Dramas of Wallen-
stein, Remorse, and Zapolya. In three
volumes. London : William Pickering.
mdcccxxix. 3 vols., large 8vo. Vol. i. :
pp. x + 253 ; vol. ii. : 394; vol. iii.: 428.

The Poetical Works of S. T. Cole-
ridge. London : William Pickering,
1834. 3 vols., small 8vo. Vol. i. :
pp. xi v + 288; vol. ii. : vi -f 3 3 8 ; vol. iii. :


The first two editions have considerable variations
of text.

The third and last (published in the year of the
poet's death) was edited by his nephew, Henry Nelson
Coleridge, and is uniform in size and style with the
series of " Aldine Poets " issued by the same publisher,


of which, indeed, it may be considered to form one.
It contains a considerable number of previously un-
published poems, printed for the first time from MS.,
some of them of early and some of later date, and a
collection of the poet's contributions to annuals — " The
Bijou," " The Keepsake," " Friendship's Offering," etc.
On this edition, published by his father in three
volumes, in 1834, the fuller and completer four-volume
edition published by the late Mr. Basil Montagu
Pickering in 1877 is founded. The latter includes, in
addition to a great deal of new matter first collected,
everything contained in the 1834 edition, except a prose
rhapsody entitled " The Wanderings of Cain," which
has no claim to the title of a poem. In 1844. a page
for page reprint of the 1834 edition was issued, and
William Pickering published an excellent one-volume
edition of Coleridge's " Poetical Works" in 1848.
Later editions were published by Edward Moxon until,
after the final ruin of Moxon's house, Mr. Pickering's
son again occupied the field of which his father had
for a time held a lease.

An original poem of Coleridge's, entitled " Water-
Ballad," contributed to The Jlthenaum in 183 I, seems
to have escaped the notice of the poet's nephew when
preparing what was evidently intended as an exhaustive
edition. This charming " Ballad " is included for the
first time in the four-volume edition of 1877, an< ^ was
reprinted in Mr. Dykes Campbell's edition of the
"Poetical Works," 1893, p. 143.

1852.] OF COLERIDGE 57

The Poems of S. T. Coleridge. Lon-
don : William Pickering, 1848. 8vo.,
pp. xvi4-372.

In this edition the dramas are excluded, as well as
many of Coleridge's earlier verses. Mr. Dykes Campbell
is of opinion that it was edited by the poet's daughter.


The Poems of Samuel Taylor Cole-
ridge. Edited by Derwent and Sara
Coleridge. A new Edition. London :
Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1852.
8vo., pp. xxxvii 4- 388.

With a portrait of Coleridge at the age of twenty-six,
for which in some copies of the later issue the Allston
portrait of 1814 was substituted.

This edition contains a hymn from a MS. copy, then
lately discovered, and printed in no previous edition.
It was omitted (for copyright reasons) from the four-
volume edition of 1877. The copyright of this poem,
published for the first time forty-eight years ago, has
now expired. It is printed in Mr. J. Dykes Campbell's
one-volume edition, 1893, p. 185.

The Dramatic Works of Samuel Taylor
Coleridge. Edited by Derwent Coleridge.


A new Edition. London : Edward Moxon,

Dover Street, 1852. 8vo., pp. xvi + 427.

This edition, and that of the " Poems" of the same
year, have been frequently reprinted.


Christabel, and the Lyrical and Imaginative

Poems of S. T. Coleridge. Arranged and

introduced by Algernon Charles Swinburne.

London: Sampson Low, 1869. i6mo.,

pp. xxiii+ 150.

Published in " The Bayard Series." Mr. Swin-
burne's Introductory Essay was reprinted in his " Essays
and Studies," 1875, pp. 259-275.


The Poems of Samuel Taylor Cole-
ridge. Edited by Derwent and Sara
Coleridge. With an Appendix. A new
and enlarged Edition, with a brief Life of
the Author. London : E. Moxon and
Co., 44, Dover Street, 1870. 8vo.,
pp. lxvii + 429.
The last authorized edition of Coleridge's " Poems"

published by Moxon.

1885.] OF COLERIDGE 59


The Poetical and Dramatic Works of
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, founded on
the Author's latest Edition of 1834, with
many additional pieces now first included,
and with a collection of various readings.
London: Basil Montagu Pickering, 1877.
Four vols., fcap. 8vo. Vol. i. : pp. cxviii
+ 224; vol. ii. : pp. xii4-38i ; vol. iii. :

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