Coleridge on Powers in Mind and Nature
Others have suggested that it was a way of propping up the faith he desperately felt in need of — Carlyle, for instance, had his taunt about 4 transcendental life-preservers, logical swimbladders’.2
He had landed in Germany a poet … he embarked from Germany not yet perhaps the ‘archangel a little damaged’ (as Charles Lamb described him some sixteen or seventeen years later) but already — and worse for us — a poet lost. … The man came back to England intensely and furiously preoccupied with metaphysics. This, I suggest and neither opium, nor Mrs. Coleridge’s fretfulness, was the main reason why he could not recall his mind to poetry.1
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