1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Stephen Jones, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1812) 1:134-35.



This author is a native of Bristol, and was a member of Jesus College, Cambridge. He published at Bristol, in early life, a volume of Poems, which was afterwards enlarged and republished in London, and experienced a flattering reception: the poems exhibit, indeed, strong marks of genius, novelty of conception, strength of figure, and sublimity of sentiment. In 1795, he printed some political pamphlets, and in 1796, issued a weekly publication, of considerable merit, called The Watchman, which, however, died at ten weeks old. Mr. Coleridge claims a place in this work on account of the following pieces: 1. The Fall of Robespierre. H. D. 8vo. 1794. 2. Piccolomini. 3. The Death of Wallenstein. Dramas. 8vo. 1800.