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CITAPTER II.

Coleridge goes to Cambridge, February, 1791 ; talks much and

is a democrat; falls into debt ; runs away from Cambridge
and enlists in Dragoons, December, 1793; is discharged,
April, 1794 ; relations with his family much strained

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Coleridge returns to Cambridge ; greatly impressed with Words-

worth's first book ; visits Oxford, and makes friends with
Southey ; visits Bristol (1794) and falls in love with Sara

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CHAPTER VII.

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Situation of Greta Hall ; second part of “Christabel"; Cole-

ridge lives in content ; visited by Lamb and his sister ;
repartee, animal spirits, and exercise ; goes to Scotland, in
summer of 1803, with Wordsworth and his sister; returns
home alone in bad health and spirits

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CHAPTER VIII.
Coleridge physics himself, and unconsciously takes to opium ;

goes to Malta (April, 1804) chiefly for his health; appointed
secretary to the governor; visits Rome ; leaves Rome for
England August, 1806; a bad correspondent while away,
and on bad terms with Southey and his own family on his
return; opium the cause; returns to Keswick; misunder-
standings with his wife; takes refuge with Wordsworth ;
note on noticeable man with large grey eyes”

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CHAPTER IX.

D: Quincey; his relations with the Coleridges ; takes Mrs.

Coleridge and children to Keswick ; where they lodge with
Southey ; want of sympathy between Southey and Cole-
ridge; in winter 1806 Coleridge comes to London and
resumes journalism ; lectures at Royal Institution; goes
to live with Wordsworth at Grasmere in summer 1808 ;
position of Edinburgh Review towards Lake poets; early in
1809 Coleridge starts the Friend ; mismanaged and not a
success; more misunderstandings with his wife; leaves her
finally October, 1810; comes to London penniless ; writes
for Courier and lives miserably ; lectures again on Shake-
speare and Milton; “Remorse" brought out at Drury Lane
1813 ; lectures at Bristol ; more than ever a slave to opium ;
writes “Biographia Literaria ”; places himself under care
of Dr. Gillman at Highgate early in 1816

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CHAPTER X.

Means taken for his cure ; Christabel” published, and un-

favourably received ; “Biographia Literaria ” published,

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