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Thomas Campbell (27 July 1777 – 15 June 1844) was a Scottish poet. He was a founder and the first President of the Clarence Club and a co-founder of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland; he was also one of the initiators of a plan to found what became University College London. In 1799 he wrote Pleasures of Hope, a traditional 18th-century didactic poem in heroic couplets. He also produced several patriotic war songs— “Ye Mariners of England”, “The Soldier’s Dream”, “Hohenlinden” and, in 1801, The Battle of the Baltic, but was no less at home in delicate lyrics such as “At Love’s Beginning”.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher, and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He also shared volumes and collaborated with Charles Lamb, Robert Southey, and Charles Lloyd.
He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on William Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking cultures. Coleridge coined many familiar words and phrases, including “suspension of disbelief”. He had a major influence on Ralph Waldo Emerson and American transcendentalism.
Throughout his adult life, Coleridge had crippling bouts of anxiety and depression; it has been speculated that he had bipolar disorder, which had not been defined during his lifetime. He was physically unhealthy, which may have stemmed from a bout of rheumatic fever and other childhood illnesses. He was treated for these conditions with laudanum, which fostered a lifelong opium addiction.
Although experiencing a turbulent career and personal life with a variety of highs and lows, Coleridge’s esteem grew after his death, and he became considered one of the most influential figures in English literature. For instance, a 2018 report by the British news agency The Guardian labeled him “a genius” who had progressed into “one of the most renowned English poets.” Organizations such as the Church of England celebrate his work during public events such as a “Coleridge Day” in June, with these activities including literary recitals.
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