ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Anonymous, in Modern Parnassus; or, The new Art of Poetry, a Poem (1814) 45-46 &n.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
1794: Not to be Mistaken
1796: Charles Lamb
1796 ca.: James Jennings
1797: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
1797: Charles Lamb
1797 ca.: Thomas Sanderson
1797: George Dyer
1798: Anna Seward
1798: Robert Southey
1799: Charles Burney
1800: Mary Robinson
1800: Mary Robinson
1801: Alexander Thomson
1804: Capel Lofft
1804: Robert Southey
1804: George Dyer
1808: Edward Jerningham
1808: Thomas Stott
1809: Lord Byron
1810: Sir Walter Scott
1812: Charles Lamb
1813: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1814: Thomas Barnes
1816: John Hamilton Reynolds
1816: Charles Lamb
1816: Thomas Moore
1817: William Hazlitt
1819: William Maginn
1820: Percy Bysshe Shelley
1820: David Carey
1822: N. R.
1822: James Harley
1824: Mary Howitt
1825: William Hazlitt
1825: John Herman Merivale
1826: Sumner Lincoln Fairfield
1827: A. P.
1828: Leigh Hunt
1828: Sir Walter Scott
1829: A. P.
1830 ca.: Rev. Henry Francis Cary
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1830: Richard Warner
1831: John Wilson
1833: John Wilson
1833: Allan Cunningham
1833: William Maginn
1834: Felicia Hemans
1834: Robert Southey
1834: Charles Lamb
1834: Washington Allston
1834: Henry Nelson Coleridge
1835: John Abraham Heraud
1836: Isaac Clark Pray
1839: Thomas Hood
1844: Leigh Hunt
1846: John Dix
1847: Cyrus Redding
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1852: Mary Russell Mitford
1854: Robert Shelton Mackenzie
1856: Samuel Rogers
1858: Cyrus Redding
1864 ca.: Zilla Watts
1866: Bryan Waller Procter
1871: S. C. Hall
1873: Joseph Devey
1878: Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke
1880: Walter Pater
And when the Muse's frenzy rolls his eye,
Above, below, around, in earth and sky;
When Nature, true to Fancy's strong controul,
Spreads all her stores before his raptur'd soul,
'Mid the dark horror of the mountain storm,
The tossing flood, the cliff's gigantic form;
Or, if serener visions sooth his breast,
Vales and green woods in all their glories drest,
Love's tender vow and Beauty's parting pain;
Amid this rich profusion, which the theme,
Cull'd from the rest, inspires his wondrous dream?
Oh censure not his choice, if, free from pride,
He takes the small and lays the vast aside,
Nature is Nature still, wherever seen,
In an owl's hooting,* or an ass's mien.
* The owls have hardly sung their last,
While our four travellers homeward wend;
The owls have hooted all night long,
And with the owls began my song,
And with the owls must end.
WORDSWORTH'S LYR. BAL. fourth edit. vol. i, p. 128.
Poor little foal, of an oppressed race!
I love the languid patience of thy face,
And oft, with gentle hand, I give thee bread,
And clap thy ragged coat, and pat thy head.
But what thy dulled spirits hath dismay'd,
That never thou dost sport along the glade?
Innocent foal! thou poor, despis'd forlorn,
I hail thee brother, spite of the fool's scorn.
POEMS BY S. T. COLERIDGE — Piece entitled, "To a young Ass, its Mother being tethered near it."