Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement

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  • Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement
  • Themes
    • Memory
    • Emotion
    • Nature
  • Definitions:
    • Myrtle and Jasmins
      • flowers
      • inobtrusive
        • quiet, not in your face
        • omnipresence
          • God is everywhere in nature
          • Bristowa's citizen
            • Bristolian
  • Biblical language
  • "The sea's faint murmur, […] Our Myrtles blossom'd […] Thick Jasmins twined"
  • "pleas'd sadness"
  • "Oh! what a goodly scene!"
  • "Grey clouds, that shadowing spot the sunny fields"
  • "It seem'd like omnipresence! God, methought"
  • "On rose-leaf beds, pampering the coward heart // With feelings all too delicate for use?"
  • "to fight the bloodless fight // Of science, freedom, and the Truth in Christ"
  • "O father! Let thy Kingdom come!"
  • = Coleridge is a son of a preacher
  • = a lay preacher himself until his own son, Hartley, was born


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