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A SERIES OF ESSAYS
To aid in the Formation of fixed Principles in Politics,
Morals, and Religion, with Literary
Amusements interspersed :
BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE.
Now for the writing of this werke,
mind's hest and befiness, That in some part, so as I guess, The gentle mind may be advised.
Gower, Pro. to the Confel. Amantis.
HE present edition of The FRIEND
comprises all the corrections, and
most of the notes, found in the auA thor's handwriting in an interleaved copy of the work, bequeathed by him to his daughter-in-law. The Editor has revised the text with as much care as circumstances would permit, and has added a preliminary sketch of the plan and details of the whole, with an appendix, containing several passages, parts of the scattered essays originally published in 1809, and omitted in the recast of the work in 1818, but which seem worthy of separate preservation. It is earnestly hoped that what has thus been done may further the more general acceptance of a work, which, with all its imperfections, is, perhaps, the most vigorous of Mr. Coleridge's compositions; and which, if it had contained nothing but the essays, in the first volume, on the duty and conditions of communicating truth, and those in the third, on the principles