The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XI. The Period of the French Revolution.

VI. Coleridge


An exhaustive bibliography of the writings in prose and verse of S. T. Coleridge, by Mr. T. J. Wise, was issued by the Bibliographical Society in 1913.

A. Collected Editions

Poetical Works. 3 vols. 1828.

—— 3 vols. 1829.

—— 3 vols. 1834.

Poems. 1844.

Poems. 1848.

Poems. Ed. Coleridge, Derwent and Sara. 1852. [Frequently rptd.]

Dramatic Works. Ed. Coleridge, Derwent. 1852. [Frequently rptd.]

Poems. Ed. Coleridge, Derwent and Sara. 1863. [Frequently rptd.]

Poems. Ed. Coleridge, Derwent and Sara. New and enlarged edn. with life of the author. 1870.

Poetical Works. Ed., with a critical memoir, by Rossetti, W. M. [1872.]

Poetical and Dramatic Works. Ed. Shepherd, R. H. 4 vols. 1877. Re-issued 1880.

Poetical and Dramatic Works. Ed. Ashe, T. 2 vols. 1885. (Aldine edn. [Frequently rptd.]

Poetical Works. Ed. with biographical introduction by Campbell, J. D. 1893. Rptd. 1899, etc.

Poems. With introduction by Coleridge, E. H. [1907.]

Poems, including poems and versions of poems now published for the first time. Ed. with textual and bibliographical notes by Coleridge, E. H. Oxford, 1912.

Complete Poetical Works. Ed. Coleridge, E. H. 2 vols. Oxford, 1912.

B. Selections

Christabel and the lyrical and imaginative poems of S. T. Coleridge. Arranged and introduced by Swinburne, A. C. 1869. Swinburne’s introductory essay rptd. in his Essays and Studies, 1875.

The Golden Book of Coleridge. Ed. Brooke, S.A. 1895. Rptd. 1906 (Everyman’s Library).

The Poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ed. Garnett, R. 1898.

Coleridge’s Poems. A facsimile reproduction of the proofs and MSS. of some of the poems. Ed. Campbell, J. D. With preface and notes by White, W. H. Westminster, 1899.

Poems. Selected and arranged with an introduction and notes by Symons, A. (1905.)

Poems. Selected with an introduction by Dowden, E. Edinburgh (1907).

The Ancient Mariner und Christabel, mit literarhistorischer Einleitung und Kommentar. Hrsg. von Eichler, A. (Wiener Beiträge zur engl. Philologie.) Vienna, 1907.

Poems of Nature and Romance, 1794–1807. Ed. Keeling, M.A. Oxford, 1910.

C. Poems published separately

Poems on various subjects. 1796. 2nd edn. To which are now added Poems by Charles Lamb and Charles Lloyd. Bristol, London, 1797. 3rd edn. 1803. [Omitting the contributions of Charles Lamb and Charles Lloyd.]

Ode on the Departing year. Bristol, 1796.

The Vision of the Maid of Orleans. Contributed to Southey’s Joan of Arc (1796). Republished in Sibylline Leaves (1817) and later collections as The Destiny of Nations.

[Selected Sonnets from Bowles, Lamb, and others with four Sonnets by S. T. C. and a prefatory essay on the Sonnet. Privately ptd., 1796.]

Fears in Solitude. Written in 1798 during the alarm of an invasion. To which are added France, an Ode; and Frost at Midnight. 1798. [Rptd. in The Poetical Register in 1812, and also privately in the same year.]

Lyrical Ballads, with a few other poems. [By Wordsworth and Coleridge. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner appeared here for the first time.] Bristol, 1798. Re-issued in London, 1798. Rptd., ed. Dowden, E., 1890; 2nd edn., 1891; ed. Hutchinson, T., 1898; 2nd edn., 1907; ed. Littledale, H., 1911.

Lyrical Ballads, with other poems, in two volumes. 1800, 1802, 1805.

Christabel; Kubla Khan, a vision; The Pains of Sleep. 1816. 2nd edn. 1816. 3rd edn. 1816.

Sibylline Leaves. A collection of poems. [The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was here acknowledged for the first time.] 1817.

A Hebrew Dirge chaunted in the Great Synagogue, St. James’s Place, Aldgate, on the day of the funeral of the Princess Charlotte. By Hurwitz, Hyman With a translation in English verse by Coleridge, S. T. 1817.

The Tears of a Grateful People. A Hebrew Dirge and Hymn chaunted in the Great Synagogue, St. James’s Place, Aldgate, on the day of the funeral of King George III. By Hurwitz, Hyman. Translated into English verse by a friend [S. T. C]. (1820.)

The Devil’s Walk. A Poem by Coleridge, S. T. and Southey, R. 1830. [Originally] published anonymously and attributed to Porson.]

Christabel. Illustrated by a facsimile of the MS. and by textual and other notes by Coleridge, E. H. 1907.

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D. Plays published separately

The Fall of Robespierre. An historic drama. Cambridge, 1794. (Act I by Coleridge, Acts II, III, by Southey.)

[Coleridge’s contribution, obviously under the influence of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, presents the scheming and contriving of the anti-Robespierre faction. Acts II and III by Southey depict the fall of Robespierre at the Convention. The whole play suggests that Robespierre had become a tyrant, but, with its pretentious rhetoric and lack of characterisation, it reads more like a second Reflections on the French Revolution than a drama. The poets, between them, have succeeded in suggesting no unworthy idea of the spirit of freedom finding outlet in action.]

Wallenstein. A Drama in Two Parts. 1799–1800 (i.e. The Piccolomini, 5 acts; The Death of Wallenstein, 5 acts. The one-act prelude, Wallenstein’s Lager, making up Schiller’s original trilogy, was not transl.). Rptd. 1866, 1889 (Bohn).

[This translation is Coleridge’s most substantial contribution to the English stage. At a time when Ireland had nearly persuaded the public to accept arid rhetoric for Shakespeare, and “Monk” Lewis had quite persuaded them to take spectacular melodrama for tragedy, Coleridge introduced them to Schiller’s virile German drama (despite its rococo love scenes), with its lesson of destiny, ambition and heroism. The rapidly moving plot, with its fine speeches and characters outlined clearly by action, must have been a revelation after Kotzebue (the only German dramatist familiar at that time to the general public), and may have helped indirectly to inspire the dramatic efforts of Shelley and Byron. Coleridge’s versification is uneven, but the translation is scholarly; and English idiom is not sacrificed to literal accuracy.]

Remorse. A Tragedy in five Acts. 1813. 2nd edn. 1813. 3rd edn. 1813. (The revised version of Osorio which Coleridge had sent to Sheridan as early as 1797 and which was ptd. “from a copy recently discovered,” ed. Shepherd R. H., 1873.)

[The theme, familiar to XVIII century readers (cf. Cumberland’s The Brothers and Schiller’s Die Räuber), is that of the elder brother returning to his betrothed and his home from which his scheming cadet has ousted him. The play has some fine passages, e.g. the monologue (act V, sc. I), where Alvar, in the dungeon of the Inquisition, gives expression, like Condorcet, to his dreams of the perfectibility of mankind; but Remorse is neither true tragedy nor true drama. The age still tended towards a drawing-room ideal of self-restraint and sentimentality, and Coleridge, falling, like all his contemporaries, under this influence, has not portrayed the complex yet primitive nature of the great passions, but only their rhetoric.]

Zapolya. A Christmas Tale in two parts. 1817.

[Described by the author as a “dramatic poem” “in humble imitation of the Winter’s Tale.” The play has more movement than Remorse and works up to an unmistakable climax, but the personages are still hardly more than declamatory rhetoricians. The character of Laska, Casimir’s steward, shows some knowledge of stage requirements, but is not convincing. As in Remorse there is a romantic background of gorgeous palaces and labyrinthine caverns, and some fine poetry (e.g. pt. I, act I, sc. I, Kiuprili’s tirade on the fallacy of popular opinion).]



This list does not include the various prospectuses of Courses of Lectures issued by Coleridge. For these, reference should be made to Mr. Wise’s Bibliography.

A Moral and Political Lecture delivered at Bristol. Bristol [1795].

Conciones ad populum or Addresses to the People. [Bristol] 1795.

The Plot discovered, or an address to the People against Ministerial treason. Bristol, 1795.

An answer to “A Letter to Edward Long Fox, M.D.” [1795.]

The Watchman. 10 numbers. Bristol, 1796.

The Friend. A literary, moral, and political weekly paper, excluding personal and party politics and events of the day. 28 numbers. Penrith, 1809–10. Re-issued, with supplementary matter, 1812. New edn. 3 vols. 1818. 3rd edn. 3 vols. 1837. New edn. by Coleridge, H. N. 2 vols. 1863. Rptd., in Bohn’s Standard Library, 1865; and frequently since that date.

Omniana, or Horae Otiosiores. 2 vols. 1812. [Ed. Southey, R., with numerous articles by Coleridge.]

The Statesman’s Manual; or the Bible the best guide to political skill and foresight. A lay sermon addressed to the higher classes of society. 1816.

Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters. A lay sermon addressed to the higher and middle classes on the existing discontents. 1817. [This and the preceding Sermon rptd. in 1839 and 1852 with On the constitution of the Church and State.]

Biographia Literaria, or biographical sketches of my literary life and opinions. 2 vols. 1817. 2nd edn. Ed. Coleridge, H. N. and Coleridge, Sara. 1847. Rptd. with Two Lay Sermons in Bohn’s Standard Library. 1865, etc. Ed. Symons, A. (Everyman’s Library.) (1906.) Ed. with his aesthetical essays by Shawcross, J. 2 vols. Oxford, 1907.

Remarks on the objections which have been urged against the principle of Sir Robert Peel’s Bill. [1818.]

The Grounds of Sir Robert Peel’s Bill vindicated. [1818.] [This and the preceding rptd. privately 1913.]

On Method. A preliminary treatise forming the General Introduction to the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, 1818. 5th edn. 1852. Rptd. with Whately’s Logic and Rhetoric. 1855.

Aids to Reflection in the formation of a manly character, on the several grounds of prudence, morality, and religion; illustrated by select passages from our elder divines, especially from Archbishop Leighton. 1825. 5th edn. enlarged, ed. Coleridge, H. N. 2 vols. 1843. 7th edn. Ed. Coleridge, D. 1854. New edn., with Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit and Essays on Faith and the Common Prayer-Book, in Bohn’s Standard Library. 1884. Rptd. 1904, etc.

On the constitution of the Church and State, according to the idea of each; with aids toward a right judgment on the late Catholic Bill. 1830. 2nd edn. 1830. 3rd edn. 1839. 4th edn. 1852. [With the 3rd and 4th edns. were rept. the two Lay Sermons.]

Specimens of the Table-Talk of S. T. Coleridge. (Ed. Coleridge, H.N.) 2 vols. 1835. Republished as Table-Talk and Omniana of S. T. Coleridge. With additional Table-Talk from Allsop’s Recollections and manuscript matter not before printed. Ed. Ashe, T. (Bohn’s Standard Library.) 1884, etc.

Literary Remains. Ed. Coleridge, H. N. 4 vols. 1836–9.

Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit. Ed. from the author’s MS. by Coleridge, H. N. 1840. 3rd edn. 1853.

Hints towards the formation of a more comprehensive theory of life. Ed. Watson, Seth B. 1848.

Notes and Lectures upon Shakespeare and some of the old Poets and Dramatists, with other literary remains of S. T. Coleridge. Ed. Coleridge, Mrs. H. N. 2 vols. 1849.

Essays on his own times; forming a second series of The Friend. Ed. by his daughter. 3 vols. 1850.

Notes on English Divines. Ed. Coleridge, Derwent. 2 vols. 1853.

Notes theological, political, and miscellaneous. Ed. Coleridge, Derwent. 1853.

Seven Lectures on Shakespeare and Milton, by the late S. T. Coleridge. Ed. Collier, J. P. 1856.

Notes on Stillingfleet. Privately ptd., 1875.

Lectures and Notes on Shakespeare and other English Poets. Ed. Ashe, T. (Bohn’s Standard Library.) 1883, etc.

Miscellanies, aesthetic and literary; to which is added the Theory of Life. Collected and arranged by Ashe, T. (Bohn’s Standard Library.) 1885, etc.

Critical Annotations. Being marginal notes inscribed in volumes formerly in his possession. Ed. Taylor, W. F. 1889.

Anima Poetae. From the unpublished note-books of S. T. Coleridge. Ed. Coleridge, E. H. 1895.

Essays and Lectures on Shakspeare and other old poets and dramatists. (Everyman’s Library.) (1907.)

Coleridge’s Literary Criticism. With introduction by Mackail, J. W. Oxford, 1908.


Unpublished Letters to the Rev. John Prior Estlin. Communicated to the Philobiblon Society by Bright, H. A. Vol. XV. 1877–1884.

Memorials of Coleorton: being Letters from Coleridge, Wordsworth and his sister, Southey, and Sir Walter Scott to Sir George and Lady Beaumont of Coleorton, 1803–1834. Ed. Knight, W. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1887.

Letters, 1785–1834. Ed. Coleridge, E. H. 2 vols. 1895.

Letters from the Lake Poets to Daniel Stuart. Ed. Stuart, M. 1889.

Biographia Epistolaris: being the biographical supplement of Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria, with additional letters. Ed. Turnbull, A. 2 vols. 1911.

Letters hitherto uncollected. Ed. Prideaux, W. F. Privately ptd. 1913.


See, also, the various introductions to editions of Coleridge’s works mentioned under sections I, II, and III, and bibliography to chapter (v) on Wordsworth, ante, sect. IV.

Ainger, A. Nether Stowey.—Coleridge’s Ode to Wordsworth. Lectures and Essays. Vol. II. 1905.

Allsop, T. Letters, Conversations, and Recollections of S. T. Coleridge. [Ed. Allsop, T.] 2 vols. 1836. 3rd edn. 1864.

Aynard, J. La vie d’un poète. Coleridge. Paris, 1907. [This is the most helpful account which has yet been written of Coleridge as a thinker, particularly as a political thinker.]

Brandes, G. Die Hauptströmungen der Literatur des 19 Jahrhunderts. Transl. by Strodtmann, A. Vol. IV, chap. VII. Berlin, 1876. English trans. 1901, etc.

Brandl, A. Samuel Taylor Coleridge und die englische Romantik. Berlin, 1886. English transl. by Lady Eastlake. 1887.

Brooke, Stopford A. Theology in the English Poets. Coleridge. 1874. 10th edn. 1907.

Caine, T. Hall. Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. (Great Writers Series.) [With useful bibliography.] 1887.

—— Recollections of D. G. Rossetti. [Rossetti’s views on Coleridge.] 1882.

Calvert, G. H. Coleridge, Shelley, Goethe. Biographic aesthetic studies. (1880.)

Campbell, J. D. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A narrative of the events of his life. 1894. 2nd edn. 1896.

Carlyle, T. Life of John Sterling. (Pt. I, chap. VIII, Coleridge.) 1851.

Cestre, C. La Révolution française et les poètes anglais (1789–1809). Paris, 1906. [This contains a luminous account of Coleridge’s relations with Southey, and of his early poems and political ideals.]

Coleridge, E. H. Life of Coleridge. Chambers’s Cyclopaedia of English Literature. Vol. III. 1903.

Coleridge, Hartley. Poems. Ed. with a memoir by Coleridge, Derwent. 2 vols. 1851.

Coleridge, Sara. Memoir and Letters of Sara Coleridge. Ed. by her daughter. 2 vols. 1873.

Conversations at Cambridge. S. T. Coleridge at Trinity, with specimens of his Table-Talk. [Attributed to R. A. Willmott.] 1836.

Cottle, J. Early recollections chiefly relating to the late S. T. Coleridge during his long residence in Bristol. 1837. 2nd edn. revised. 1847.

De Quincey, T. S. T. Coleridge. Collected writings. Vol. II. Edinburgh, 1889.

—— Coleridge and Opium Eating. Collected writings. Vol. V. Edinburgh, 1890.

Dowden, E. Coleridge as a Poet. New Studies in Literature. 1895.

Gilfillan, G. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Galleries of literary portraits. Vol. I. 1856.

Gillman, A. W. The Gillmans of Highgate, with Letters from S. T. Coleridge, etc. [1895.]

Gillman, J. The Life of S. T. Coleridge. Vol. I. 1838. (No more appeared.)

Green, J. H. Spiritual Philosophy founded on the teaching of the late S. T. Coleridge. 2 vols. 1865.

Hazlitt, W. My first acquaintance with Poets. The Liberal, 1823. Works. Edd. Waller, A. R. and Glover, A. Vol. XII. 1904.

—— Mr. Coleridge. The Spirit of the Age, 1825. Works. Edd. Waller, A. R. and Glover, A. Vol. IV. 1902.

Jack, A. A. and Bradley, A. C. Short bibliography of Coleridge. English Association. Leaflet 23. 1912. [Very useful.]

Lamb, C. Christ’s Hospital five and thirty years ago.—The Two Races of Men. Essays of Elia. Works. Ed. Lucas, E. V. Vol. II. 1903.

—— Letters. Ed. Lucas, E. V. 2 vols. (1912.)

Lucas, E. V. Charles Lamb and the Lloyds. 1898.

Mill, J. S. Coleridge. Dissertations and Discussions. Vol. I. 1859.

Pater, W. Coleridge. Appreciations. 1889.

Robinson, H. C. Diary. Ed. Sadler, T. 3 vols. 1869. 2 vols. 1872.

Sandford, Mrs. H. Thomas Poole and his friends. 2 vols. 1888.

Shairp, J. C. Coleridge. Studies in Poetry and Philosophy. 4th edn. Edinburgh, 1886.

Shepherd, R. H. The Bibliography of Coleridge. Revised, corrected, and enlarged by Prideaux, W. F. 1900.

Stephen, Sir L. Coleridge. Hours in a Library. Vol. III. 1892.

Traill, H. D. Coleridge. (English Men of Letters Series.) 1884.

White, W. H. A description of the Wordsworth and Coleridge MSS. in the possession of Mr. T. Norton Longman. 1897.

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