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date: 27 October 2020

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772–1834) Poet, critic, and philosopher 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

of *Romanticism. Youngest son of the vicar of Ottery St Mary, Devon, he was destined for the church. A temperamental, dreamy child, he was sent away after his father's early death to Christ's Hospital school, London, where his precocious classical reading and powers of ‘inspired’ talk (which never left him) attracted a circle of young admirers, including ... ...

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