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Selected Poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2011, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Henceforth I shall know
That Nature ne'er deserts the wise and pure;
No plot so narrow, be but Nature there,
No waste so vacant, but may well employ
Each faculty of sense, and keep the heart
Awake to Love and Beauty!
        (This Lime-tree Bower my Prison, 61-66)
  1. Christabel
  2. Constancy to an Ideal Object
  3. Dejection: An Ode
  4. The Eolian Harp
  5. Fragment 1: Sea-ward, white gleaming thro' the busy scud
  6. Fragment 10: The Three Sorts of Friends
  7. Fragment 2: I know 'tis but a Dream, yet feel more anguish
  8. Fragment 3: Come, come thou bleak December wind
  9. Fragment 4: As some vast Tropic tree, itself a wood
  10. Fragment 5: Whom should I choose for my Judge?
  11. Fragment 6: The Moon, how definite its orb!
  12. Fragment 7: When Hope but made Tranquillity be felt
  13. Fragment 8: Thicker than rain-drops on November thorn
  14. Fragment 9: The Netherlands
  15. France: An Ode
  16. Frost at Midnight
  17. The Good, Great Man
  18. Hymn before Sun-rise, in the Vale of Chamouni
  19. Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath
  20. The Knight's Tomb
  21. Kubla Khan
  22. Love
  23. Love's Apparition and Evanishment: An Allegoric Romance
  24. Lyrical Ballads (1798) (co-authored with William Wordsworth)
  25. The Nightingale
  26. On Donne's Poem "To a Flea"
  27. On Donne's Poetry
  28. The Pains of Sleep
  29. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (text of 1834)
  30. Something Childish, but Very Natural
  31. This Lime-tree Bower my Prison
  32. To Asra
  33. Work without Hope
  34. Youth and Age

Index to prose

  1. Biographia Literaria. Vol. I (1817)

Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Samuel Taylor
Family name: Coleridge
Birth date: 21 October 1772
Death date: 25 July 1834
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: John Coleridge
          mother: Anne Coleridge
          wife: Sara Coleridge (from 4 October 1795)
          brother: Edward Coleridge
          brother: George Coleridge
          brother: James Coleridge
          brother: Luke Herman Coleridge
          son: Berkeley Coleridge
          son: Derwent Coleridge
          son: Hartley Coleridge (poet)
          daughter: Sara Coleridge
          Christ's Hospital: 18 July 1782 to 7 September 1790
          Jesus College, Cambridge: 5 February 1791 to 1794
Religion: Unitarian
Politics: Liberal
          Browne medal for Greek ode: 1792
          Foundation scholar: 5 June 1793
Literary period: Romantic
          Ottery St. Mary: 21 October 1772
          London: 1793
          Bristol: 1795
          Nether Stowey: 1796 to 1797
          Hamburg: 1798
          Göttingen: 1799
          Greta Hall, Keswick: 1800
          Malta: 1804 to 1805
          Grasmere: 1808
          Bristol: 1813
          Jaundice: 1789
          Rheumatic fever: 1789
Buried at: formerly Highgate churchyard, now St. Michael's Churchyard, Highgate, Greater London
First RPO edition: 1997