November 10 1812: Second Coleridge Lecture

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.

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