On November 10 1812, Samuel Taylor Coleridge gives another lecture on Belles Lettres at the Surrey Institution. Henry Crabb Robinson is again in attendance and writes in his diary:
Took tea with Lamb. Then heard Coleridge's second lecture at the Surrey Institution. It was very wide of all immediate reference to polite literature. It was full of pious--cant, I fear. It treated very rhapsodically & obscurely of the primitive & barbarous state of man &c.