1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Philopoesis, "Sonnet, in imitation of the Manner and Sentiment of our Contemporaries" The Meteor No. 8 (1800) 2:98.



COLERIDGE! methinks it were most "dainty" sweet,
(Whilst unperceiv'd the hours are flitting by,
And the mind broods on some strange phantasy)
Like thee to glow with true "Southeian heat:"
Yea, I "do" love thy "soul-ennobling" aim,
To see, in "no unprofitable" mood,
Thy spirit "yearn" for much "of" real good,
The poet's bays, and "aye-enduring" fame.
The lot of "hireling minister," or King,
"Not envying," with soft Eolian lyre,
In strains "most simple" oftimes dost thou sing,
What "independent" fancy doth inspire.
This "heart-approving" plan pursue, sweet Bard!
So wilt thou gain, ere long, thy JUST REWARD.