SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Coleridge was a remarkable poet, critic, and philosopher. It was the age of man breaking free of centuries of being shackled. Coleridge like many other Romanticists rose to that supreme occasion, and more than others delved deep into fundamental questions that had haunted Man, and now he could with hind sight write with utter starkness, depth and with a profound first-hand knowledge and experience.
Man is supreme, he has a life that can be lived , and with deep joy, it is his to make that life, to feel it in its depth and his imagination and inner powers were supremely his own, and he could freely imagine and create his world in accordance with his vision, that was the message of Coleridge.
NINETEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE – SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE