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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand

eight hundred and Afty-three, by

HARPER & BROTHERS,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District

of New York.

THE

COMPLETE WORKS

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE,

VOL. II.

THE FRIEND.

NEW YORK:
HARPER & BROTHERS.

BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE.

WITH THE AUTHOR'S LAST CORRECTIONS AND AN APPENDIX, AND WITH A

SYNOPTICAL TABLE OF THE CONTENTS OF THE WORK,

BY HENRY NELSON COLERIDGE, ESQ., M.A.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS.

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Now for the writing of this werke,
I, who am a lonesome clerke,
Purposed for to write a book
After the world, that whilome took
Its course in oldè days long passed :
But for men sayn, it is now lassed
In worser plight than it was tho,
I thought me for to touch also
The world which neweth every day--
So as I can, so as I may,
Albeit I sickness have and pain,
And long have had, yet would I fain
Do my mind's hest and besiness,
That in some part, so as I guess,
The gentle mind may be advised.

Gower, Pro. to the Confess. Amantis.

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