Overview[ edit ] Cumbria was created as a county in from territory of the historic counties of CumberlandWestmorlandLancashire North of the Sands and a small part of Yorkshirebut the human history of the area is ancient. It is a county of contrasts, with its mountainous central region and lakes, fertile coastal plains in the north and gently undulating hills in the south. For much of its history Cumbria was disputed between England and nearby Scotland. Raids from Scotland were frequent until the Acts of Union [ citation needed ] and its long coastline was earlier vulnerable to Irish and Norse raids.
Samuel was the youngest of ten by the Reverend Mr. I enjoyed the inestimable advantage of a very sensible, though at the same time, a very severe master [ I learnt from him, that Poetry, even that of the loftiest, and, seemingly, that of the wildest odes, had a logic of its own, as severe as that of science; and more difficult, because more subtle, more complex, and dependent on more, and more fugitive causes.
In fancy I can almost hear him now, exclaiming Harp? Pen and ink, boy, you mean! He would often permit our theme exercises, Then placing the whole number abreast on his desk, he would ask the writer, why this or that sentence might not have found as appropriate a place under this or that other thesis: His brothers arranged for his discharge a few months later under the reason of "insanity" and he was readmitted to Jesus College, though he would never receive a degree from the University.
Coleridge joined Southey in a plan, soon abandoned, to found a utopian commune -like society, called Pantisocracyin the wilderness of Pennsylvania.
He grew to detest his wife, whom he only married because of social constraints. He eventually separated from her.
Coleridge made plans to establish a journal, The Watchmanto be printed every eight days to avoid a weekly newspaper tax. It had ceased publication by May of that year. InColeridge met poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy. Besides the Rime of The Ancient Mariner, Coleridge composed the symbolic poem Kubla Khanwritten—Coleridge himself claimed—as a result of an opium dream, in "a kind of a reverie"; and the first part of the narrative poem Christabel.
The writing of Kubla Khan, written about the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan and his legendary palace at Xanaduwas said to have been interrupted by the arrival of a " Person from Porlock " — an event that has been embellished upon in such varied contexts as science fiction and Nabokov's Lolita.
InColeridge and Wordsworth published a joint volume of poetry, Lyrical Balladswhich proved to be the starting point for the English romantic age.
Wordsworth may have contributed more poems, but the real star of the collection was Coleridge's first version of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It was the longest work and drew more praise and attention than anything else in the volume.
In the spring Coleridge temporarily took over for Rev. Toulmin grieved over the drowning death of his daughter Jane. Poetically commenting on Toulmin's strength, Coleridge wrote in a letter to John Prior Estlin"I walked into Taunton eleven miles and back again, and performed the divine services for Dr.
I suppose you must have heard that his daughter, Jane, on 15 April in a melancholy derangement, suffered herself to be swallowed up by the tide on the sea-coast between Sidmouth and Bere [ sic ] Beer.
These events cut cruelly into the hearts of old men: Toulmin bears it like the true practical Christian, — there is indeed a tear in his eye, but that eye is lifted up to the Heavenly Father.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. July Learn how and when to remove this template message Coleridge also worked briefly in Shropshirewhere he came in December as locum to its local Unitarian minister, Dr Rowe, in their church in the High Street at Shrewsbury.
He is said to have read his Rime of the Ancient Mariner at a literary evening in Mardol.Mary and Charles Lamb - their web biographies With mental, historical and geographical connections made by Andrew Roberts with help from Susan Tyler Hitchcock, Elaine .
The history of Cumbria as a county of England begins with the Local Government Act Its territory and constituent parts however have a long history under various other administrative and historic units of governance. Cumbria is an upland, coastal and rural area, with a history of invasions, migration and settlement, as well as battles and skirmishes between the English and the Scots.
the disappearance of Lucy Gray, a young girl who is sent to town with a lantern to show her mother’s way home safely through the snow. Wordsworth has love and sympathy for this little girl because she is a. is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her.
Birth of Mary Ann Lamb ( to ). Her family were poor and she had little formal education. From very young she helped support them by doing needlework. Her mother (nee Elizabeth Field) was an invalid and was dependent on Mary's care for many years. The Lucy poems are a series of five poems composed by the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (–) between and All but one were first published during in the second edition of Lyrical Ballads, a collaboration between Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge that was both Wordsworth's first major publication and a milestone in the early English Romantic movement.