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1884 edition. Excerpt: ...It is possible, however, that his return
to Keswick may have been hastened by the circumstance that Southcy,
who had paid a brief visit to the Lake country two years before,
was expected in a few days at the house which was destined to be
his abode for the longest portion of his life. He arrived at Greta
Hall on 7th September, 1803, and from time to time during the next
six months his correspondence gives us occasional glimpses of
Coleridge's melancholy state. At the end of December, his health
growing steadily worse, he conceived the project of a voyage to
Madeira, and quitted Keswick with the intention, after paying a
short visit to the Words-worths, of betaking himself to London to
make preparations. His stay at Grasmere, however, was longer than
he had counted on. " He was detained for a month by a severe attack
of illness, induced, if his description is to be relied on, by the
use of narcotics.1 Unsuspicious of the cause, Mrs. and Miss
Wordsworth nursed him with the tenderest affection, while the poet
himself, usually a parsimonious man, forced upon him, to use
Coleridge's own words, a hundred pounds in the event of his going
to Madeira, and his friend Stuart offered to befriend him." From
Grasmere he went to Liverpool, where he spent a pleasant week with
his old Unitarian friend, Dr. Cromp-ton, and arrived in London at
the close of 1803. Here, however, his plans were changed. Malta was
substituted for Madeira, in response to an invitation from his
friend Mr., afterwards Sir John, Stoddart, then resident as judge
in the Mediterranean island. By 12th March, us we gather from the
Southey correspondence, the change of arrangements had been made.
Two days afterwards he receives a letter of valediction from his
"old friend and brother" at Greta...
|Country of origin:
Henry Duff Traill
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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