Hartley Coleridge

(1796-1849 / England)

Hartley Coleridge
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Hartley Coleridge (19 September 1796 – 6 January 1849) was an English writer. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

He was born in Kingsdown, a suburb of Bristol, and spent his early years in the care of Robert Southey at Greta Hall, Keswick, and he was educated by the Rev. John Dawes at Ambleside. In 1815, he went to Oxford, as a scholar of Merton College. He had inherited much of his father's character, and his lifestyle was such that, although he was successful in gaining an Oriel fellowship, at the close of the probationary year (1820) he was judged to have forfeited it. The authorities would not reverse their decision; but they awarded him a gift of ... more »

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  • ''A bard whom there were none to praise,
    And very few to read.''
    Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849), British poet. He Lived amidst th' Untrodden Ways (l. 3-4). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsle...
  • ''For I have lost the race I never ran,
    A rathe December blights my lagging May;''
    Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849), British poet. Long Time a Child (l. 11-12). . . Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland to Spens...
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