I feel strongly and I think strongly, but I seldom feel without thinking or think without feeling.

Hence, though my poetry has in general a hue of tenderness or passion over it, yet it seldom exhibits unmixed and simple tenderness or passion. My philosophical opinions are blended with or deduced from my feelings, and this, I think, peculiarises my style of writing, and, like everything else, it is sometimes a beauty and sometimes a fault. (...) And whatever man's excellence, that will be likewise his fault. 

Coleridge in a letter to John Thelwall, 17 December 1796


S. T. Coleridge


                                      S.T. Coleridge

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