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Fantastic Sportiveness

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199574018
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723100 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0002
Fantastic Sportiveness

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His early days in Bristol and collaboration with Robert Southey, followed by intimacy with William and Dorothy Wordsworth in Racedown and North Somerset. Speculation on the nature of life and interest in observation of all its manifestations. Awareness of recent scientific work, including the discovery of oxygen. The planning of Lyrical Ballads.

Keywords: life; oxygen; speculation; scientific; lyrical ballads; Bristol; Alfoxden; Somerset

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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