Coleridge, Samuel Taylor and Sara
- (1772-1852)• Samuel, the father, 1772-1834Born in Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, the youngest son of a clergyman and master of the grammar school, Samuel was a bright and imaginative child who had read the Arabian Nights before the age of five. Educated at Christ's Hospital School, London (now situated at Horsham, Sussex), he was a good scholar and before his fifteenth year had translated the eight hymns of Synesius from Greek into English. He went on to Jesus College, Cambridge, but fired by French revolutionary politics, he enlisted in the 15th Light Dragoons under the name of Comberbache. He was bought out by his brother under the "insanity" clause and left Cambridge without graduating, then studied philosophy at Göttingen University. His later life was marred by opium addiction and unsatisfactory friendships with Southey and Wordsworth. At times he was close to suicide. His Lyrical Ballads (1798), written with William Wordsworth, started the English Romantic movement. He is commemorated by a bust in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. Some of his poems: "Anthem for the Children of Christ's Hospital," "Destruction of the Bastille," "Frost at Midnight," "Kubla Khan," "The Dungeon," "The Foster-Mother's Tale," "The Nightingale," "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."• Sara, the daughter, 1802-1852Sara grew up mainly in the company of the families of Wordsworth and Southey in the Lake District. Widely read, she was fluent in six languages. A poet in her own right, she was also the editor of her father's works. She married her cousin, Henry Nelson Coleridge, and spent the rest of her life in London. Much information is contained in her Memoir and Letters published by her daughter in 1873. Along with Dora Wordsworth and Edith Southey, she is one of the three maidens celebrated in Wordsworth's Trias (1828). Her two major translations: Latin Account of the Abipones (from Martin Dobrizhoffer in three volumes), 1992, and Memoirs (of the Chevalier Bayard), 1825. Her major poetry publications: Pretty Lessons in Verse for Good Children, 1834. Phantasmion, 1837 (a fairy story with lyrics, set in the Lake country). Some of her other poems: "Blest is the tarn which towering cliffs o'ershade," "Father! No Amaranths E'er Shall Wreathe My Brow," "Sleep, My Babe," "The Child," "The Garden Year," "The Months," "The Mother," "The Storm," "Trees."Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition, 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). Oldpoetry (www.oldpoetry.com). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Major Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. H.J. Jackson, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). The Oxford Book of Regency Verse 1798-1837. H.S. Milford, ed. Oxford University Press, 1928. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Random House Book of Poetry for Children. Jack Prelutsky, ed. The Random House Group, 1983. Westminster Abbey Official Guide (no date).
British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. William Stewart. 2015.
Look at other dictionaries:
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor — born Oct. 21, 1772, Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, Eng. died July 25, 1834, Highgate, near London English poet, critic, and philosopher. Coleridge studied at the University of Cambridge, where he became closely associated with Robert Southey. In… … Universalium
Samuel Taylor Coleridge — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, por Washington Allston Nacimiento … Wikipedia Español
Samuel Taylor Coleridge — For the late 19th century classical composer, see Samuel Coleridge Taylor. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Coleridge in 1795. Born 21 October 1772(1772 10 21) Ottery St. Mary, Devon, England … Wikipedia
Samuel Coleridge — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1795 Samuel Taylor Coleridge [ˈkoʊlərɪdʒ oder ˈkoʊlrɪdʒ] (* 21. Oktober 1772 in Ottery St Mary, Devon; † 25. Juli 1834 in Highgate, London) war ein englischer Dichter der Romantik, Kritiker und Philosoph. Zusammen mit … Deutsch Wikipedia
Coleridge and opium — Samuel Taylor Coleridge Born October 21, 1772(1772 10 21) Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, England Died July 25, 1834( … Wikipedia
Coleridge (surname) — Coleridge is a surname, and may refer to: Bernard Coleridge, 2nd Baron Coleridge (1851–1927), British politician, son of John Duke Coleridge Derwent Coleridge, British scholar and teacher, son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Edward Philip Coleridge,… … Wikipedia
Sara Coleridge — Born 23 December 1802(1802 12 23) Keswick, Cumberland, England Died 3 May 1852(185 … Wikipedia
Coleridge — (spr. kōlriddsch), 1) Samuel Taylor, engl. Dichter, Kritiker und Theolog, der originalste Reformator der englischen Poesie zur Zeit der französischen Revolution, geb. 20. Okt. 1772 zu Ottery St. Mary in Devonshire, wo sein Vater Prediger war,… … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
Coleridge — [ kəʊlrɪdʒ], 1) Samuel Taylor, englischer Dichter, Literaturkritiker und Philosoph, * Ottery Saint Mary (bei Exeter) 21. 10. 1772, ✝ London 25. 7. 1834, Vater von 2); studierte Griechisch, Medizin und Philosophie in Cambridge, wo er sich… … Universal-Lexikon
Coleridge, Sara — ▪ British author born Dec. 22, 1802, Keswick, Cumberland, Eng. died May 3, 1852, London English translator and author of children s verse, known primarily as the editor of the works of her father, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Coleridge Taylor,… … Universalium