Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, Romantic, 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.. English poet


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Quote Left my gentle-hearted Charles, to whom No sound is dissonant which tells of Life. Quote Right
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Quote Left What is an epigram A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul. Quote Right
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Quote Left Language is the armoury of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection. Quote Right
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Quote Left A religion, that is, a true religion, must consist of ideas and facts both; not of ideas alone without facts, for then it would be mere Philosophy; -- nor of facts alone without ideas, of which those facts are symbols, or out of which they arise, or upon which they are grounded: for then it would be mere History. Quote Right
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