Who is Hartley Coleridge

Hartley Coleridge, possibly David Hartley Coleridge (19 September 1796 – 6 January 1849), was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His sister Sara Coleridge was a poet and translator, and his brother Derwent Coleridge was a scholar and author. Hartley was named after the philosopher David Hartley.


Early life

Hartley was born in Clevedon, a small village near Bristol. His father mentions Hartley in several poems, including the well-known Frost at Midnight, where he addresses him as his "babe so beautiful", and in his The Nightingale: A Conversation Poem, both of which are concerned with young Hartley's future.In the autumn of 1800 Samuel Taylor Coleridge moved his w...
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Hartley Coleridge Poems

  • The Solitary-hearted
    She was a queen of noble Nature's crowning,
    A smile of hers was like an act of grace;
    She had no winsome looks, no pretty frowning,
    Like daily beauties of the vulgar race:...
  • Song
    She is not fair to outward view
    As many maidens be,
    Her loveliness I never knew
    Until she smiled on me;...
  • Friendship
    When we were idlers with the loitering rills,
    The need of human love we little noted:
    Our love was nature; and the peace that floated
    On the white mist, and dwelt upon the hills,...
  • Early Death
    She pass'd away like morning dew
    Before the sun was high;
    So brief her time, she scarcely knew
    The meaning of a sigh....
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Love 4 I Love You 4 Sweet 3 Away 2 Soul 2 Nature 2 Human 2 Joy 2 Heart 2 Light 2

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Friendsofstc: felicity james’ ‘the comforts of family,’ coleridge bulletin 2021: ‘coleridge‘s deep foreboding over hartley... might be seen in light of his own self-doubt, and perhaps his inability to console and comfort himself.’ read the article for free:
Mosesreef: english poet hartley coleridge penned these insightful words about faith: ‘it is an affirmation and an act, that bids eternal truth be present fact.’the spoken word of god is powerful!so when you get up every morning, make this your affirmation: ‘today, god is my dwelling place!’
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Diddykeats: otd 1849, hartley coleridge, son of samuel taylor coleridge, dies aged 52. the year departs, a blessing on its head, we mourn not for it, for it is not dead: dead? what is that? a word to joy unknown, which love abhors, and faith will never own. - from hartley's "new year's day"
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