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I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
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I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.
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I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
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Daemon wrote:
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)


Yeah. With a life expectancy in the 19th century of about forty plus years old, it’s confusing to know what age might be considered the aged…
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Daemon wrote:
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This guy is to be blamed for the existence of two fuzzy concepts - clerisy and albatross.

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Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.

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The only one who could ever teach me … was the son of a clergyman :-)
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Context from: Coleridge - Lectures on Shakespeare

Seven lectures on Shakespeare and Milton


Lecture 7: The 1811-1812 Series

ROMEO AND JULIET


But what am I to say of the Nurse? We have been told that her character is the mere fruit of observation— that it is like Swift's "Polite Conversation" certainly the most stupendous work of human memory; and of unceasingly active attention to what passes around us, upon record. The Nurse in " Romeo and Juliet' has sometimes been compared to a portrait by Gerard Dow, in which every hair was so exquisitely painted, that it would bear the test of the microscope. Now, I appeal confidently to my hearers whether the closest observation of the manners of one or two old nurses would have enabled Shakespeare to draw this character of admirable generalisation? Surely not. Were any man attempt to paint in his mind all the qualities and peculiarities that can possibly belong to a nurse, and he will find them in Shakespeare's picture of the old woman : nothing is omitted. This effect is not produced by mere observation. The great prerogative of genius (and Shakespeare had felt and availed himself of it) is now to swell itself to the dignity of a god, and now to keep dormant some part of that nature, to descend to the lowest character - to become anything , in fact, but the vicious. Thus, in the Nurse you have all the garrulity of old age, and its fondness; which is the one of the greatest consolation of humanity.I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.

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In this unexpected time of pandemic, as it continues day after day, we clearly realize
that withaout the laugher and children's games, boredom would have claimed more victims
than the Covid pandemic itself. Anxious
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