By Valerie Purton

This chronological account of the lifetime of Samuel Taylor Coleridge is equipped up from modern files, together with the letters and journals of the author and of his friends and family. Maps, a genealogy and an index are incorporated in addition to over 50 biographical sketches of the Coleridge circle. The growth of the writer's schooling, examining, friendships and highbrow pursuits is punctiliously adumbrated and the booklet offers an entire history to the genesis of the literary paintings. in addition to descriptions of the genesis of Coleridge's significant works, a juxtaposition is made from the writer's perspectives with these of Wordsworth. Valerie Purton has co-written "Poems via Brothers: A research of George Clayton Tennyson and Charles Tennyson D'Eyncout", and released articles in "A.R.I.E.L. and Prose stories" and "The Dictionary of British girls Writers".

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October 4 (Sun) STC and Sara Fricker are married at St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Thomas Chatterton's church. No member of the Coleridge family is present. They have a six-week honeymoon at a cottage in Church Street, Clevedon. 7 Cottle rides to pay his respects to the Coleridges and to bring a long list of domestic items STC has requested from him. 1796 21 During this time STC is working on Religious Musings (at first called Nativity). He and Sara together write T h e Silver Thimble'. November STC returns to Bristol, leaving Sara in the cottage with her mother, her younger brother George, and George Burnett.

13 The WWs have supper at Stowey. 'Lewti' published in the Morning Post under the pseudonym 'Nicias Erythraeus' (see 8 March). 16 'France: An Ode' published in the Morning Post. 18 STC dines with the WWs and they walk him home. 24 STC again at Alfoxden. The WWs walk him home. 25 STC drinks tea at Alfoxden. The WWs walk him home. 26 STC drinks tea with DW while WW goes to have his portrait painted by W. Shuter. Charles Lloyd's novel Edmund Oliver is published during the month and upsets STC so much that he is distracted from his work.

6? Charles Lloyd begins a series of alarming fits, which last fourteen days. STC is worn out with nursing him. 10 STC sends a preface to the second edition of the Poems to Cottle; he is adding 40 pages of CL's poetry and 100 of Charles Lloyd's. 16 He writes to Bowles, with some poems of his own and of Lloyd's, enquiring after Bowles's mother's health. 23 STC in Bristol to visit Cottle. Borrows Brucker's Critical History of Philosophy from the Bristol Library. ) (late) Visits George Burnett, ill with jaundice at Huntspill.

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