2016-08 Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Best Prayer
|Samuel Taylor Coleridge [1772-1834]|
Samuel Taylor Coleridge [1772 – 1834] was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.
He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture.
Farewell, farewell! but this I tell
To thee, thou Wedding-Guest!
He prayeth well, who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.