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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Fragment 2: I know 'tis but a Dream, yet feel more anguish

              1I know 'tis but a Dream, yet feel more anguish
              2Than if 'twere Truth. It has been often so:
              3Must I die under it? Is no one near?
              4Will no one hear these stifled groans and wake me?


1] From Notebook 16; cf. The Pains of Sleep.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: The poetical works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ed. James Dykes Campbell (London: Macmillan, 1893). VICT Rare Books No. 151. The complete poetical works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: including poems and versions of poems now published for the first time, ed. Ernest Hartley Coleridge (Oxford : At the Clarendon Press, 1912). PR 4470 F12 VICT Rare Books.
Publication date note: 1893, 1912
RPO poem editor: Kathleen Coburn, R. S. Woof
RP edition: 3RP 2.474.
Recent editing: 4:2002/3/20

Composition date: 1806
Form note: unrhyming

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