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Samuel Coleridge (1772 - 1834)
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COLERIDGE was born at Ottery, St. Mary, Devonshire, England, October 21, 1772 (given 1773 by some of his biographers), and on July 25, 1834, he passed away, and was buried in the vault of Highgate Church on August 2.

His father was a clergyman, and was known for his scholarship, simplicity of character, and interest in the pupils of the grammar school where he taught before devoting his full time to the ministry. The poet's mother was Anne Bowden, a woman noted for the interest which she took..
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A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
- Samuel Coleridge
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