By John Beer
Of the entire wide-ranging pursuits Coleridge confirmed in his occupation, faith was once the private and so much long-lasting; and Beer demonstrates during this publication that none of his paintings will be totally understood with out taking this under consideration. Beer unearths how Coleridge was once preoccupied via the lifetime of the brain, and the way heavily this topic was once intertwined with faith in his considering. The insights that emerge during this assortment are of soaking up curiosity, exhibiting the efforts of a pioneer to reconcile conventional knowledge, either in and out orthodox Christianity, with the questions that have been turning into glaring to a delicate enquirer.
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O how many worse Pedantries! —O dearest William! Would Ray, or Durham, have spoken of God as you spoke of Nature? 10 Wordsworth is a Poet, a most original Poet—he no more resembles Milton than Milton resembles Shakespere—no more resembles Shakespere than Shakespere resembles Milton—he is himself: and I dare affirm that he will hereafter be admitted as the first & greatest philosophical Poet— the only man who has effected a compleat and constant synthesis of Thought & Feeling and combined them with Poetic Forms, with the music of pleasurable passion and with Imagination or the modifying Power in that highest sense of the word in which I have ventured to A Religion of Life?
26 “The inducement of a Form on a pre-existing material”—is this a true definition of Generation? Wherein then would Generation differ from Fabrication, or a child from a Statue or Picture? It is surely the inducement of a Form on a pre-existing materials in consequence of the transmission of a Life, according to the kind of the living Transmitter, this principle of Life so transmitted being both the principle of the induction of the Form, and of the adduction of the pre-existing materials—. e.
O the depth of the Proverb, Extremes meet! —What an Image of the Resurrection, grand from its very Inadequacy. 25 The Sky, o rather say, the Æther, at Malta, with the Sun apparently suspended in it, the Eye seeming to pierce beyond, & as it were, behind it—and below the ætherial Sea, so blue, so a zerflossenes Eins [suffused oneness], the substantial Image, and fixed real Reflection of the Sky—O 44 A Religion of Life? I could annihilate in a deep moment all possibility of the needlepoint pinshead System of the Atomists by one submissive Gaze!