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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence, via Emerson, on American transcendentalism.

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    Weave a circle round him thrice,
    And close your eyes with holy dread,
    For he on honey-dew hath fed,
    And drunk the milk of Paradise.
    —Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, which will itself need reforming.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 1:8.

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    Oh Sleep! it is a gentle thing,
    Beloved from pole to pole!
    To Mary Queen the praise be given!
    She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
    That slid into my soul.
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    And I, the while, the sole unbusy thing,
    Nor honey make, nor pair, nor build, nor sing.
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