1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

David Carey, in "The Mansion of the Poets" Beauties of the Modern Poets (1820) xxii.



A person, whose whimsical dress and appearance attracted considerable attention, next approached. His poetry contained many beautiful passages, but it was disfigured so much with quaintness of expression and metaphysical mystery, that he obtained but partial approbation. This candidate I learned to be COLERIDGE.