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CONVERSATIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS
S. T. COLERIDGE.
"OF NUTFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY, AND FORMERLY OF NO. 1, ROYAL EXCHANGE
BUILDINGS, AND A MEMBER OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE."
Pliny writ his Letters for the Public ; so did Seneca, so did Balzac, Voiture, &c. &c.; Tully
THE following admirable and instructive Letters, forming portion of a Correspondence between Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his friend and favourite disciple Thomas Allsop, were originally printed in the year 1836. Although published in a very expensive form, the first edition was quickly exhausted, and the Work has now been for some time out of print. Being impressed with a conviction of the great value of these reminiscences of the Great Thinker, I have for some time had it in contemplation to reprint the Work in a form accessible to the majority of readers-an intention of which the execution has been hitherto prevented by the ceaseless claims of an engrossing and anxious occupation. Probably this might have been still longer deferred had not recent circumstances rendered it incumbent on me, for