Anima Poetae; From the Unpublished Note-Books of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Anima Poetae; From the Unpublished Note-Books of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...my Spain; and O! that I could find a France for my love. But spite of Pascal, Madame Guyon and Moliere, France is my Babylon, the mother of whoredoms in morality, philosophy and taste. The French themselves feel a foreignness in these writers. How indeed is it possible at once to love Pascal and Voltaire? AN INTKLLEO TUAL PURGATORY Tuesday morning, May 14, 1805 WITH any distinct remembrance of a past life there could be no fear of death as death, no idea even of death! Now, in the next state, to meet with the Luthers, Miltons, Leibnitzs, Bernouillis, Bonnets, Shaksperes, etc., and to live a longer and better life, the good and wise entirely among the good and wise, might serve as a step to break the abruptness of an immediate Heaven? But it must be a human life; and though the faith in a hereafter would be more firm, more undoubting, yet, still, it must not be a sensuous remembrance of a death passed over. No! it would be something like a dream that you had not died, but had been taken off; in short, the real events with the obscurity of a dream, accompanied with the notion that you had never died, but that death was yet to come. As a man who, having walked in his sleep, by rapid openings of his eyes--too rapid to be observable by others or rememberable by himself--sees and remembers the whole of his path, mixing it with many fancies ab intra, and, awaking, remembers, but yet as a dream. "I "IS one source of mistakes concerning the Of First JL merits of poems, that to those read in I Loves youth men attribute all that praise which is due to poetry in general, merely considered as select language in metre. (Little children should not I be taught verses, in my opinion; better not to let them set eyes on verse till they are ten or eleven...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556887
  • 9781236556882