Ernest Hartley Coleridge

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A portrait of Ernest Hartley Coleridge; displayed at the Coleridge Cottage

Ernest Hartley Coleridge (1846–1920) was a British literary scholar and poet. He was son of Derwent Coleridge and grandson of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Coleridge was educated at Highgate School, Sherborne School and Balliol College, Oxford.[1] He did scholarly work on his grandfather's manuscripts, being the last of the Coleridges involved in their editing. He also took part in the campaign to buy the Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey for the nation. He provided this epitaph

Stranger, beneath this roof in byegone days
Dwelt Coleridge. Here he sang his witching lays
Of that strange Mariner, and what befel,
In mystic hour, the Lady Christabel.
And here, what time the Summer's breeze blew free,
Came Lamb, the gentle-hearted child of glee;
Here Wordsworth came, and wild-eyed Dorothy!
Now, all is silent but the taper light,
Which, from these Cottage windows shone at night,
Hath streamed afar. To these great souls was given
A double portion of the light of Heaven.


An 1862 portrait of Coleridge by Camille Silvy
  • (ed.) Anima Poetae. From the Unpublished Note-Books of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1895
  • (ed.) Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1895
  • (ed. with Rowland E. Prothero) The Works of Lord Byron, 13 vols., 1898
  • Poems, 1898
  • Life & Correspondence of John Duke Lord Coleridge Lord Chief Justice of England, 2 vols., 1904
  • (ed.) The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1912
  • The Life of Thomas Coutts Banker, 2 vols., 1920

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  1. ^ Ed. Thomson, W. Sinclair (1927). Highgate School Roll 1833-1922 (3rd ed.). p. 38. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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