By John Beer
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First released in 1959 through Chatto & Windus, this much-cited ebook throws gentle at the highbrow association of Coleridge's poetry and the imaginitive features implicit in his philosophy.
John Beer's therapy of the visionary Coleridge is even as an informative spouse to the 18th century's explorations of mythology in such works as Calmet’s Antiquities Sacred and Profane, Burnet’s thought of the Earth, Campanella’s urban of the sunlight, Lowth's De Sacra Poesi Hebraeorum, Maurice’s Hindostan, Bryant’s research of old Mythology, Grew's Cosmologia Sacra.
Chapter headings: Coleridge and Romanticism; The experience of Glory; ‘Science, Freedom and the reality in Christ’; The Daemonic elegant; the fantastic sunlight; ‘By the entire Eagle in thee, the entire Dove’; The River and the Caverns; Fountain of the solar; The Visionary Gleam.
John Beer's books comprise Coleridge's Poetic Intelligence, Blake's Humanism, Blake's Visionary Universe, Wordsworth and the Human center, Wordsworth in Time, wondering Romanticism (ed.), Romantic awareness: Blake to Mary Shelley, Post-Romantic realization: Dickens to Sylvia Plath, Romantic impacts and William Blake: A Literary Life.
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In the right Foot he held a PalmBranch, and with his Beak he received a Lily-Stalk, reached to him out of the Sun: under which, with no Impropriety, stood the word VIDI. CBLC, I, 170n. (Shawcross’s reading ‘eight Hymn’ is, however, a misprint: the reading of the 1817 edition is ‘eight Hymns’. Synesius actually wrote ten hymns in all). Professor Griggs identified the ‘Synesius by Canterus’ which Coleridge wished to sell as the edition by G. Canterus of 1567: CLG, I, 76. CLG, I, 93. Francis Okely, Memoirs of Jacob Behmen.
1795: CLG I 151–3. CNB 36. 47 (CNC V 5723). See below, p. 70.. EKC, 49-51. (Letter of July 24, 1800. ) The Sense of Glory 39 The influence of these societies is apparent in Coleridge’s writing and thinking, but they did not form him. They provided an anvil on which he could hammer out his developing opinions, and stimulated him to further efforts; and they also satisfied a side of his personality which is often neglected: his underlying desire that his speculations should achieve practical results.
12-13. the Grecians in those old days were visibly the lords of the school. When the masters were not actually teaching they disappeared from the school precincts. The domestic authority in the Hall was the Warden, in the wards the Matron— a being far inferior to the august Grecian, who listened to her conversation and her complaints with a distrait and preoccupied air. With his velvet cuffs, his multitudinous buttons (which all small boys firmly believed to be stamped out of pure silver), with his coat of superfine cloth and his gracefully drooping girdle, he sat on the polished granite stones, plumb in the middle of the Grecians’ cloister, itself plumb in the centre of the school.
Coleridge the Visionary by John Beer