1823 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Anonymous, in "The Literary Police Office, Bow-Street, London" Port Folio [Philadelphia] S4 15 (June 1823) 504-05.



SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE was brought up for idling about the suburbs of town, without being able to give satisfactory account of himself. He was taken up for sleeping at Highgate in the day-time. The magistrates committed him to the Muses' Treadmill for two months, to hard labour. It is supposed his "feet" will be all the better for the exercise. This is the same person, though much altered, who passed himself off as the Ancient Mariner, at a marriage in the metropolis some time back.