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The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

‘O pure of heart! thou needst not ask of me What this strong music in the soul may be!

One of the major figures of English Romanticism, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) created works of remarkable diversity and imaginative genius. The period of his creative friendship with William Wordsworth inspired some of Coleridges best-known poems, from the nightmarish vision of the "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and the opium-inspired "Kubla Khan" to the sombre passion of "Dejection: An Ode" and the medieval ballad "Christabel." His meditative ‘conversation poems, such as "Frost at Midnight" and "This Lime-Tree Bower Mr Prison," reflect on remembrance and solitude, while late works, such as "Youth and Age" and "Constancy to an Ideal Object," are haunting meditations on mortality and lost love.

This volume contains the final texts of all the poems published during Coleridges lifetime and a substantial selection from those still in manuscript at his death, arranged in chronological order of composition to show his development as a poet. Also included are an introduction, table of dates, further reading, extensive notes, and indexes of titles and first lines.

 

Synopsis:

This collection contains the final texts of all the poems published in Coleridge's lifetime, together with a selection from the verse still in manuscript on his death.

Synopsis:

This Penguin English Poets edition of the poetry of Coleridge (1772-1834) contains the final texts of all the poems published in the poet's lifetime, together with a substantial selection from the verse still in manuscript on his death. William Keach's notes draw attention to significant variants, and important earlier versions of "Monody on the Death of Chatterton", "The Eolian Harp", "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Dejection: An Ode" are included in full. The poems are arranged in chronological order of composition, the best way of presenting a poet's work in Coleridge's view, as it preserves "the interest which arises from watching the progress, maturity and even the decay of genius".

Synopsis:

Endowed with a surfeit of imagination and creativity, Coleridge endlessly revised his poetry, changing passages, adding new lines, and even writing several variations of the same poem. Faced with the challenge of putting together an authoritative collection, William Keach presents the final texts of all the poems published during Coleridge's lifetime and a substantial selection from the verse still in manuscript at his death, together with comprehensive, informative notes on significant variants. For four of the best-known poems — "A Monody on the Death of Chatterton", "The Eolian Harp", "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", and "Dejection: An Ode" — important earlier versions are included in full. The poems are arranged in chronological order of composition, in keeping with Coleridge's view that this best preserves "the interest which arises from watching the progress, maturity, and even the decay of genius".

Table of Contents

The Complete Poems Introduction

Acknowledgments

Table of Dates

Further Reading

The Poems

Easter Holidays

Dura navis

Nil pejus est caelibe vita

Sonnet to the Autumnal Moon

Julia

Quae nocent docent

The Nose

Life

To the Muse

Destruction of the Bastille

Anthem for the Children of Christ's Hospital

Progress of Vice

Monody on the Death of Chatteron (first version)

Monody on the Death of Chatteron (second version)

An Invocation

Anna and Harland

To the Evening Star

Pain

On a Lady Weeping

Monody on a Tea-Kettle

Genevieve

On Receiving an Account that his Only Sister's Death Was Inevitable

A Mathematical Problem

Honour

On Imitation

Inside the Coach

Devonshire Roads

Music

Absence: A Farewell Ode on Quitting School for Jesus College, Cambridge

Sonnet on the Same

Happiness

A Wish Written in Jesus Wood, Feb. 10th, 1792

An Ode in the Manner of Anacreon

To Disappointment

A Fragment Found in a Lecture-Room

Ode

A Lover's Complaint to his Mistress

With Fielding's Amelia

Written After a Walk Before Supper

Imitated from Ossian

The Complaint of Ninathoma, from the Same

The Rose

Kisses

Sonnet ("Thou gentle look")

Sonnet to the River Otter

Lines on an Autumnal Evening

To Fortune: On Buying a Ticket in the Irish Lottery

Perspiration: A Travelling Eclogue

Lines written at the King's Arms, Ross, formerly the House of the "Man of Ross"

Imitated from the Welsh

Lines to a Beautiful Spring in a Village

Imitations Ad Lyram

The Sigh

The Kiss

To a Young Lady, with a Poem on the French Revolution

Translation of Wrangham's "Hendecasyllabi ad Bruntonam e Granta Exituram"

To Miss Brunton with the Preceding Translation

Epitaph on an Infant

[Pantisocracy]

On the Prospect of Establishing a Pantisocracy in America

Elegy, Imitated from One of Akenside's Blank-Verse Inscriptions

The Faded Flower

Sonnet ("Pale Roamer through the night!")

Domestic Peace

Sonnet ("Thou bleedest, my poor Heart!")

Sonnet to the Author of the "Robbers"

Melancholy: A Fragment

Songs of the Pixies

To a Young Ass, its Mother being Tethered Near it

Lines on a Friend Who Died of a Frenzy Fever Induced by Calumnious Reports

To a Friend, together with an Unfinished Poem

Sonnets on Eminent Characters:

1. To the Honourable Mr. Erskine

2. Burke

3. Priestly

4. La Fayette

5. Koskiusko

6. Pitt

7. To the Rev. W. L. Bowles (two versions)

8. Mrs. Siddons

9. To William Godwin, Author of "Political Justice"

10. To Robert Southey, of Balliol College, Oxford, Author of the "Retrospect," and Other Poems

11. To Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Esq.

12. To Lord Stanhope, on Reading his Late Protest in the House of Lords

To Earl Stanhope

Lines to a Friend in Answer to a Melancholy Letter

To an Infant

To the Rev. W. J. Hort, while teaching a young lady some song-tunes on his flute

Sonnet ("Sweet Mercy! how my very heart has bled")

To the Nightingale

Lines composed while climbing the left ascent of Brockley Coomb, Somersetshire, May, 1795

Lines in the Manner of Spenser

To the Author of Poems published anonymously at Bristol in September 1795

The Production of a Young Lady, addressed to the author of the poems alluded to in the preceding epistle

Effusion XXXV. Composed August 20th, 1795, at Clevedon, Somersetshire

The Eolian Harp

Lines written at Shurton Bars, near Bridgewater, September, 1795, in answer to a letter from Bristol

Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement

On Donne's Poetry

The Hour When We Shall Meet Again

The Destiny of Nations

Religious Musings

From an Unpublished Poem

On Observing a Blossom on the First of February, 1796

Verses addressed to J. Horne Tooke

On a Late Connubial Rupture in High Life

Sonnet written on receiving letters informing me of the birth of a Son, I being at Birmingham

Sonnet composed on a journey homeward; the author having received intelligence of the birth of a son, Sept. 20th, 1796

Sonnet to a friend who asked, how I felt when the nurse first presented my infant to me

Sonnet [to Charles Lloyd]

To a Young Friend, on his Proposing to Domesticate with the Author. Composed in 1796

Addressed to a Young Man of Fortune Who Abandoned Himself to an Indolent and Causeless Melancholy

To a Friend Who Had Declared his Intention of Writing No More Poetry

Ode to the Departing Year

The Raven

To an Unfortunate Woman at the Theatre

To an Unfortunate Woman

To the Rev. George Coleridge

On the Christening of a Friend's Child

Inscription by the Rev. W. L. Bowles in Nether Stowey Church

This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison

The Foster-Mother's Tale

The Dungeon

Sonnets Attempted in the Manner of Contemporary Writers: Sonnet I; Sonnet II; Sonnet III

Parliamentary Oscillators

The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere (1798)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1834)

Christabel

Lines to W. L. while he Sang a Song to Purcell's Music

The Three Graves

The Wanderings of Cain

Fire, Famine, and Slaughter

The Old Man of the Alps

The Apotheosis, or The Snow-Drop

Frost at Midnight

France. An Ode

Lewti, or the Circassian Love-Chaunt

To a Young Lady on her Recovery from a Fever

Fears in Solitude

The Nightingale

The Ballad of the Dark Ladie

Kubla Khan: Or, A Vision in a Dream

[Lines from a notebook - September 1798]

[Hexameters:] William, My Teacher, My Friend!

[Translation of a passage in Ottfried's metrical paraphrase of the Gospel]

[Fragmentary translation of the Song of Deborah]

Catullian Hendecasyllables

The Homeric Hexameter Described and Exemplified

The Ovidian Elegiac Metre Described and Exemplified

On a Cataract

Tell's Birth-Place

The Visit of the Gods

On an Infant which Died before Baptism

Something Childish, but Very Natural

Home-Sick, Written in Germany

The Virgin's Cradle-Hymn

Lines written in the album at Elbingerode, in the Hartz Forest

The British Stripling's War-Song

Names

The Devil's Thoughts

Lines Composed in a Concert-Room

The Exchange

[Paraphase of Psalm 46. Hexameters]

Hymn to the Earth. Hexameters

Mahomet

Ode to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

A Christmas Carol

On an Insignificant

Job's Luck

Love

The Madman and the Lethargist, an Example

On a Volunteer Singer

Talleyrand to Lord Grenville

The Two Round Spaces on the Tomb-Stone

The Mad Monk

A Stranger Minstrel

Inscription for a Seat by the Road Side Half-Way Up a Steep Hill Facing South

Apologia Pro Vita Sua

The Night-Scene: A Dramatic Fragment

On Revisiting the Sea-Shore

Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath

Drinking versus Thinking

An Ode to the Rain

The Wills of the Wisp

Ode to Tranquillity

A Letter to ___, April 4, 1802. - Sunday Evening

Dejection: An Ode

[A Soliloquy of the full Moon, She being in a Mad Passion]

Answer to a Child's Question

A Day Dream

The Day-Dream

To Asra

The Happy Husband

A Thought Suggested by a View of Saddleback in Cumberland

[Untitled]

The Keepsake

The Picture, or the Lover's Resolution

Hymn before Sun-Rise, in the Vale of Chamouni

The Good, Great Man

The Knight's Tomb

To Matilda Betham from a Stranger

Westphalian Song

The Pains of Sleep

[Lines from a notebook - September 1803]

[Lines from a notebook - February-March 1804]

[What is Life?]

[Lines from a notebook - April 1805]

[Lines from a notebook - May-June 1805]

Phantom

[An Angel Visitant]

Reason for Love's Blindness

[Untitled]

Constancy to an Ideal Object

[Lines from a notebook - March 1806]

[Lines from a notebook - June 1806]

Farewell to Love

Time, Real and Imaginary

[Lines from a notebook - 1806]

[Lines from a notebook - October-November 1806]

[Lines from a notebook - 1806]

[Lines from a notebook - November-December 1806]

[Lines from a notebook - February 1807]

[Lines from a notebook - February 1807]

[Lines from a manuscript - 1807-8]

[Lines from a notebook - July 1807; includes lines previously published separately as "Coeli enarrant"]

[Lines from a notebook - January 1808]

To William Wordsworth

Metrical Feet. Lesson for a Boy

Recollections of Love

The Blossoming of the Solitary Date-Tree. A Lament

To Two Sisters

On Taking Leave of ___, 1817

A Child's Evening Prayer

Ad Vilmum Axiologum

Psyche

[Sonnet - translated from Marino]

[Fragment: "Two wedded Hearts"]

A Tombless Epitaph

On a Clock in a Market-Place

Separation

The Visionary Hope

[Lines from a notebook - March 1810]

[Lines from a notebook - April-June 1810]

[Lines from a notebook - May 1810]

Epitaph on an Infant

[Lines from a notebook - 1811]

[Fragment of an ode on Napoleon]

[Lines inscribed on the fly-leaf of Benedetto Menzini's "Poesie" (1782)]

[Lines from a notebook - May-June 1811]

[Lines from a notebook - May-July 1811]

[Lines from a notebook - May 1814?]

[Lines from a notebook - 1815-16]

On Donne's First Poem

Limbo

Moles

Ne plus ultra

The Suicide's Argument

[An Invocation: from "Remorse"]

God's Omnipresence, a Hymn

To a Lady. With Falconer's "Shipwreck"

Human Life, On the Denial of Immortality

[Song from "Zapolya"]

[Hunting Song from "Zapolya"]

[Faith, Hope, and Charity. From the Italian of Guarini]

Fancy in Nubibus

Israel's Lament

A Character

Lines to a Comic Author, on an Abusive Review

To Nature

The Tears of a Grateful People

First Advent of Love

[Reason]

[Lines from a notebook - 1822]

From the German

The Reproof and Reply

Youth and Age

Desire

The Delinquent Travellers

Song, ex improviso

Work Without Hope

The Two Founts

The Pang More Sharp Than All

Sancti Dominici Pallium

The Improvisatore

Love's Burial-Place: A Madrigal

Lines Suggested by the Last Words of Berengarius

Epitaphium testamentarium

Duty Surviving Self-Love

[Homeless]

Song

Profuse Kindness

Written in an Album

To Mary Pridham

Verses Trivocular

Water Ballad

Cologne

On my Joyful Departure from the Same City

[The Netherlands]

The Garden of Bocaccio

Alice du Clos: Or The Forked Tongue. A Ballad

Love, Hope, and Patience in Education

[Lines written in commonplace book of Miss Barbour]

To Miss A. T.

Love and Friendship Opposite

Not at Home

W. H. Eheu!

Phantom or Fact?

Charity in Thought

Humility the Mother of Charity

["Gently I took that which ungently came"]

Cholera Cured Before Hand

Love's Apparition and Evanishment

To the Young Artist, Kayser of Kaserwerth

Know Thyself

My Baptismal Birth-Day

Epitaph

Appendices:

1. On the Wretched Lot of the Slaves in the Isles of Western India

2. [Notebook draft of an essay on punctuation]

Notes

Index of Titles

Index of First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140423532
Editor:
Keach, William
Author:
Keach, William
Author:
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Author:
Raine, Kathleen
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
EL-97-15
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
7.64x5.32x1.18 in. .98 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This collection contains the final texts of all the poems published in Coleridge's lifetime, together with a selection from the verse still in manuscript on his death.
"Synopsis" by , This Penguin English Poets edition of the poetry of Coleridge (1772-1834) contains the final texts of all the poems published in the poet's lifetime, together with a substantial selection from the verse still in manuscript on his death. William Keach's notes draw attention to significant variants, and important earlier versions of "Monody on the Death of Chatterton", "The Eolian Harp", "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Dejection: An Ode" are included in full. The poems are arranged in chronological order of composition, the best way of presenting a poet's work in Coleridge's view, as it preserves "the interest which arises from watching the progress, maturity and even the decay of genius".
"Synopsis" by , Endowed with a surfeit of imagination and creativity, Coleridge endlessly revised his poetry, changing passages, adding new lines, and even writing several variations of the same poem. Faced with the challenge of putting together an authoritative collection, William Keach presents the final texts of all the poems published during Coleridge's lifetime and a substantial selection from the verse still in manuscript at his death, together with comprehensive, informative notes on significant variants. For four of the best-known poems — "A Monody on the Death of Chatterton", "The Eolian Harp", "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", and "Dejection: An Ode" — important earlier versions are included in full. The poems are arranged in chronological order of composition, in keeping with Coleridge's view that this best preserves "the interest which arises from watching the progress, maturity, and even the decay of genius".

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