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By Ve-Yin Tee

The Romantic phenomenon of a number of texts has been formed by way of the hyperlink among revision and authorial cause. despite the fact that, what has been missed are the profound implications of a number of and contradictory types of an identical textual content for a materialist process; utilizing the works of Coleridge as a case research and the afterlife of the French Revolution because the major topic, this monograph lays out the method for a extra distinct multi-layered research. Scrutinising 4 works of Coleridge (two poems, a newspaper article and a play), the place each significant variation is learn as a separate paintings with its personal specific socio-historical context, Ve-Yin Tee demanding situations the concept that anybody textual content is consultant of its totality. by way of re-reading Coleridge within the gentle of different textual fabrics inside of that point, he opens a much wider scope for that means and the knowledge of Coleridge’s oeuvre.>

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85) to whom we should ultimately seek to acculturate ourselves. In ‘regenerate souls’, as Coleridge had put it, the Divine Will ‘act[s] in [our] will . . uniting and becoming one with our will and spirit’ (AR (CC), p. 78). It is because of that that no one ‘conversant with the Volumes of Religious biography’ would fail to be struck by how the ‘men’ from ‘all ages of the Christian era bear the same characters’ (AR (CC), p. 103). In other words, we should reflect on God in order to reflect God. The persona of ‘Frost at Midnight’, in searching for ‘sympathies’ with the burning soot, has effectively chosen to abandon God.

In France, revolutionaries started to use bloodhounds in their search The Catholicity of ‘Frost at Midnight’ 33 for priests trying to hide behind wainscotings and other secret places. French troops marched into Rome and immediately recognized the Roman republic proclaimed by a group of radicals on 15 February 1798. 59 The year 1798 is a dark year in Catholic history and in the face of adversity it is the nature of the religious to respond with prayer and devotion: John Douglass, the bishop of London, published his Mandates .

For the crush’d Beetle, first – the widow’d Dove, And all the warbled sorrows of the grove. Next for poor suff’ring Guilt – and, last of all, For Parents, Friends, a King and Country’s fall. Mark her fair Votaries – Prodigal of Grief, With cureless pangs, and woes that mock relief, Droop in soft sorrow o’er a faded flow’r; O’er a dead Jack-Ass pour the pearly show’r . 5 100 110 140 20 Coleridge, Revision and Romanticism With the revolution across the Channel, political activism was in ascendance and there was widespread civil unrest.

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