Title: S. T. Coleridge, “Christabel,” The Poetical Works of S. T. Coleridge, pp.28-29
Creator: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834.
Bibliographic Citation: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834. The poetical works of S. T. Coleridge. London, W. Pickering; Boston, Hilliard, Gray, 1835.
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Notes: In his Poetical Works, Coleridge repeats the Preface to “Christabel” as it was published in the 1816 edition. He echoes Byron in his denial of plagiarism on his part: The first part of the following poem was written in the year 1797, at Stowey, in the county of Somerset. The second part, after my return from Germany, in the year 1800, at Keswick, Cumberland. [. . .] The dates are mentioned for the exclusive purpose of precluding charges of plagiarism or servile imitation from myself. [. . .] I am confident, however, that as far as the present poem is concerned, the celebrated poets whose writing I might be suspected of having imitated, either in particular passages, or in the tone and spirit of the whole, would be among the first to vindicate me from the charge[.]
Subject: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834. Christabel.
Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University
is Part Of Exhibition: Interactions of Script and Print in the Nineteenth Century
Exhibition Theme: Circulating in Manuscript
Call Number: PR4470 E35 v.2
Image Identifier: PR4470_E44_v.2_p28-29