Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, which will itself need reforming.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. Biographia Literaria, ch. 1 (1817).
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Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. Biographia Literaria, ch. 12 (1817).
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Alas! they had been friends in youth; But whispering tongues can poison truth.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. Christabel, pt. 2, l. 408-9 (1816) repr. In Poetical Works, ed. James Dyke Campbell (1893).
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And the Spring comes slowly up this way.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. Christabel (l. 22). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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Carved with figures strange and sweet, All made out of the carver's brain,
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. Christabel (l. 179-180). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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I counted two and seventy stenches, All well defined and several stinks! Ye Nymphs that reign o'er sewers and sinks, The river Rhine, it is well known, Doth wash your city of Cologne; But tell me, Nymphs! what power divine Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. Cologne (l. 4-10). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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Ah! from the soul itself must issue forth A light, a glory, a fair luminous cloud Enveloping the Earth.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. Sibylline Leaves (1817), repr. In Poetical Works, ed. James Dyke Campbell (1893). Dejection: An Ode, st. 4, Morning Post (Oct. 4, 1802).
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A grief without a pant, void, dark, and drear,
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. Dejection; an Ode (l. 21). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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O Lady! we receive but what we give, And in our life alone does Nature live:
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. Dejection; an Ode (l. 47-48). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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Well! If the Bard was weather-wise, who made The grand old ballad of Sir Patrick Spence,
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. Dejection; an Ode (l. 1-2). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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