Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Chatterton/Coleridge Church 3

The doorway is a two-way portal. From here, inside is the ancient world of Anglo-Christendom. In the time of Chatterton and Coleridge, the view from this doorway would have been very different. Coleridge’s biographer Richard Holmes points out that Bristol … Continue reading

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The Chatterton/Coleridge Church 2

I love the simplicity of this plaque. It says a lot. It’s to the right of the main altar at St Mary Redcliffe’s. For something more complex, how about Coleridge’s early masterpiece ‘Monody on the Death of Chatterton’…. Cold penury … Continue reading

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The Chatterton/Coleridge Church

Chatterton hung out here all the time in his short life in Bristol, reading and writing. It was across the road from his house. The Rowley manuscripts were ‘discovered’ in the bell-tower. Coleridge married Sara Fricker here in 1795. Photo: … Continue reading

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Inside Pound’s Kensington Room

  Pound lived in this tiny room from 1909 to 1914. He arrived a fledgling; he left a genius. Lots of people visited him here including Tagore, Frost and DH Lawrence. He made his name here so much so that … Continue reading

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Ezra Pound’s ‘garret’.

The Garrett Come, let us pity those who are better off than we are. Come, my friend, and remember       that the rich have butlers and no friends, And we have friends and no butlers. Come, let us pity the married … Continue reading

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