Jan 16 1812: Coleridge Lecture

On January 16, 1812, Henry Crabb Robinson writes in his diary the following:

At Coleridge's lecture.  He reviewed Johnson's Preface and vindicated warmly Milton's moral and political character but I think with less than his usual ability. He excited a hiss once by calling Johnson a fellow for which he happily apologized by observing that it is in the nature of evil to beget evil and that we are thus apt to fall into the fault we censure.  He remarked on Milton's minor poems and the nature of blank verse. The latter half of the lecture was very good Coleridge's lecture.

 For more information about Robinson see my earlier post  here.

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