ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

(1772-1834)


The son of a clergyman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge studied at Christ's Hospital (1782-90) and Jesus College Cambridge. After a brief stint in the dragoons, Coleridge joined Robert Southey in Pantosocratic plans. The Wedgewoods rewarded his journalism with a pension in 1798, enabling a trip to Germany with Wordsworth (1798-99). Coleridge lived at Keswick (1802-04) before abandoning his family to work as secretary to the governor of Malta (1804-06); upon his return he lived at Grasmere and edited an unsuccessful periodical, the Friend (1809). Coleridge spent the remainder of his life in London, writing, conversing, lecturing, and suffering from melancholia and addiction.


TEXT RECORDS:

1794Monody on the Death of Chatterton.
1795An Allegoric Vision: Superstition, Religion, Atheism.
1795Effusion XXIV. In the Manner of Spenser. [Lines in the Manner of Spenser.]
1795[Allegory of Liberty and Famine.]
1796Songs of the Pixies.
1796To the Author of Poems published anonymously at Bristol, in September, 1795.
1797 ca.Christabel. [Part I.]
1798Fire, Famine, and Slaughter. A War Eclogue.
1798[The Raven.]
1803Introduction to the Sonnets.
1812 ca.Literary Remains: Coleridge on Spenser.
1817Biographia Literaria.
1827[Coleridge on Spenser, June 24, 1827.]

PUBLICATIONS:

The fall of Robespierre: an historic drama. 1794.
A moral and political lecture delivered at Bristol. 1795.
Conciones ad populum: or addresses to the people. 1795.
The plot discovered: or an address to the people, against ministerial treason. 1795.
An answer to a letter to Edward Long Fox MD. 1795.
Ode on the departing year. 1796.
Poems on various subjects. 1796, 1797, 1803.
The watchman. 1796.
Fears in solitude. 1798.
Lyrical ballads [with Wordsworth]. 1798.
Wallenstein: a drama in two parts translated from the German of Frederic Schiller. 1800.
The Friend: a literary, moral, and political weekly paper. 1809-10, 1818.
Omniana; or Horae Oitosiores [with Robert Southey]. 2 vols, 1812.
Remorse: a tragedy in five acts. 1813.
Christabel; Kubla Khan: a vision; The pains of sleep. 1816.
The statesman's manual ... a lay sermon. 1816.
Biographia literaria. 2 vols, 1817.
Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters: a lay sermon. 1817.
Sibylline leaves: a collection of poems. 1817.
Zapolya: A Christmas tale in two parts. 1817.
On method. 1818.
Aids to reflection. 1825.
Poetical works. 1828.
On the constitution of church and state. 1830.
The devil's walk: a poem [with Southey]. 1830.
Poetical works. 3 vols, 1834.
Specimens of the table-talk, ed. H. N. Coleridge. 2 vols, 1835.
Literary remains, ed. H. N. Coleridge. 4 vols, 1836-39.
Letters, conversations, and recollections, ed. T. Allsop. 2 vols, 1836.
Confessions of an inquiring spirit, ed. H. N. Coleridge. 1840.
Hints towards the formation of a more comprehensive theory of life, ed. S. B. Watson. 1848.
Notes and lectures upon Shakespeare and some of the old poets and dramatists, with other literary remains, ed. Mrs. H. N. Coleridge. 2 vols, 1849.
Essays on his own time, ed. Sara Coleridge. 3 vols, 1850.
Complete works, ed. W. G. T. Shield. 7 vols, 1853.
Notes theological, political, and miscellaneous, ed. Derwent Coleridge. 2 vols, 1853.
Anima poetae, from the unpublished notebooks, ed. E. H. Coleridge. 1895.
Biographica epistolaris, being the biographical supplement of Biographia literaria, ed. A. Turnbull. 2 vols, 1911.
Complete poetical works, ed. W. H. Coleridge. 2 vols, 1912.
Coleridge on logic and learning, with selections from the unpublished manuscripts, ed. A. D. Snyder. 1929.
Shakespearean criticism, ed. T. M. Raysor. 2 vols, 1930.
Miscellaneous criticism, ed. T. M. Raysor. 1936.
The philosophical lectures, ed. Kathleen Coburn. 1949.
Coleridge on the seventeenth century, ed. Roberta Florence Brinkley. 1955.
Collected Letters, ed. Earl Leslie Griggs. 6 vols, 1956-73.
Notebooks, ed. Kathleen Coburn. 1957- .
Collected letters, ed. E. L. Griggs. 6 vols, 1956-68.
Collected works, ed. Kathleen Coburn. 1969- .