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English lyrical poet critic and philosopher whose LYRICAL BALLADS written with William Wordsworth started the English Romantic movement Although Coleridges poetic achievement was small in quantity his metaphysical anxiety anticipating modern existentialism has gained him reputation as an authentic visionary Shelley called him hooded eagle among blinking owls The influence of Coleridge like that of Bentham extends far beyond those who share in the peculiarities of his religious or philosophical creed He has been the great awakener in this country of the spirit of philosophy within the bounds of traditional opinions He has been almost as truly as Bentham the great questioner of things established for a questioner needs nor necessarily be an enemy John Stuart Mill from Coleridge 1840 Samuel T Coleridge was born in Ottery St Mary Devonshire as the youngest son of the vicar of Ottery St Mary At six years old I remember to have read Belisarius Robinson Crusoe and Philip Quarll - and then I found the Arabian Nights entertainments - one tale of which the tale of a man who was compelled to seek for a pure virgin made so deep an impression on me I had read it in the evening while my mother was mending stockings that I was haunted by spectres whenever I was in the dark - and I distinctly remember the anxious and fearful eagerness with which I used to watch the window in which the books lay - and whenever the sun lay upon them I would seize it carry it by the wall and bask and read After his fathers death Coleridge was sent away to Christs Hospital School in London Coleridge studied at Jesus College He joined in the reformist movement stimulated by the French Revolution and abandoned his studies in 1793 After an unhappy love-affair and pressed by debt he in desperation enlisted in the 15th Light Dragoons under the name of Silas Tomkin
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