Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Lamb, etc., being selections from the Remains of Henry Crabb Robinson

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Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Lamb, etc., being selections from the Remains of Henry Crabb Robinson
Henry Crabb Robinson, edited by Edith Julia Morley

BLAKE,

COLERIDGE, WORDSWORTH,

LAMB, ETC.

being

Selections from the Remains

of'

HENRY CRABB ROBINSON


Edited by

EDITH J. MORLEY



1922

Manchester At The University Press
London, New York, &c. Longmans, Green & Co.

All rights reserved

Made in Great Britain

To

PROFESSOR W. P. KER

this volume is gratefully dedicated by his former pupil:

THE EDITOR


"Of studie took he moost cure and moost heede,
 Not o word spak he moore than was neede,
 And that was seyd in forme and reuerence,
 And short and quyk and ful of hy sentence.
 Sownynge in moral vertu teas his speche,
 And gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."

CONTENTS

Prefatory Note page ix
Introduction: HENRY CRABB ROBINSON, by the Editor xi
Diary Account of BLAKE 1
Extracts from a Letter from Crabb Robinson to Dorothy Wordsworth referring to BLAKE 14
Extracts from the Reminiscences of BLAKE (a) 1810 17
(b) 1825-27 18
Reminiscences: COLERIDGE, WORDSWORTH, LAMB, etc. 28
COLERIDGE'S LECTURES
Introduction by the Editor 92
 I Summary of the Lecture on Poetry, Feb. 5, 1808 102
 II Letters from Crabb Robinson to Mrs. Clarkson (May 7 and May 15, 1808) 104
 III (a) Prospectus of the Lectures delivered in 1811 112
(b) Account in Diary of the 1811–12 Lectures 113
 IV (a) Letter from Crabb Robinson to Mrs. Clarkson (Nov. 29, 1811) 121
(b) Letter from Crabb Robinson to Mrs. Clarkson (Dec. 13, 1811) 123
(c) Letter from Crabb Robinson to Thomas Robinson (Dec. 14, 1811) 126
(d) Letter from Crabb Robinson to Mrs. Clarkson (Jan. 3, 1812) 128
(e) Letter from Crabb Robinson to Mrs. Clarkson (Jan. 28, 1812) 129
 V Account in Diary of the Lectures in May and June, 1812 130
 VI (a) Syllabus of Lectures, 1812–13 132
(b) Account in Diary of the Lectures, 1812–13 134
 VII The 1818 Lectures
(a) Letter from Coleridge to Crabb Robinson 137
(b) Prospectus and Syllabus 138
(c) Account in the Diary of the Lectures, 1818 143
The Estrangement between COLERIDGE and WORDSWORTH
(a) Extracts from the Diary 146
(b) Letters: Crabb Robinson to Thomas Robinson (May 20, 1812) 156
 Mrs. Clarkson to Crabb Robinson (May 29, 1812) 157
Appendix: BLAKE autograph 159
Index 163


ILLUSTRATIONS

Henry Crabb Robinson (æt. 86) Frontispiece

After the engraving by W. Holl, from a photograph by Maull & Co. (Reproduced, by kind permission of Messrs. Macmillan & Co. Ltd., from "Crabb Robinson's Diary," edited by Dr. Sadler.)


Henry Crabb Robinson facing page 96

From an engraving after a pencil sketch from life, September 4th, 1860, at the Athenæum Club, by G. Scharf, F.S.A. (Reproduced, by kind permission of Messrs. J. M. Dent & Co. Ltd., from "Letters of Charles Lamb," Vol. I, edited by William Macdonald.)