I expect neither profit nor general fame by my writings and consider myself as having been amply
paid without either.
Poetry has been to me its owns exceeding great reward;it has smoothed my afflications;has multipled
and refined my enjoyments;it has endeared solitude;and it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and the beautiful
in all that meets and surrounds me. .......COLERIDGE.
Poetry is emotion recollected in tranquility.
Poetry is a more philosophical and a higher thing than history;for poetry tends to express the universal,history