James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.

October 19


By Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849)

(Died October 19, 1745)

FIRST in the list behold the caustic Dean,

Whose muse was like himself compact of spleen;

Whose sport was ireful, and his laugh severe,

His very kindness cutting, cold, austere.