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Brent, Charlotte 1783-

Works: 16 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 16 library holdings
Genres: Personal correspondence 
Roles: Recipient
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Most widely held works by Charlotte Brent
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Birmingham and Liverpool, to Mr. and Mrs. Morgan and Charlotte Brent, 1812 February 11-13 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1812 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Describing his very unpleasant coach trip to Liverpool; saying he had breakfasted at Oxford but was afraid to call on his nephews because of the "...ridiculous appearance of the Coach, with 14 distinct gaudy Pictures painted on it - & we were so followed both in & out of the city by a mob of Boys, shouting out - Lazy Liverpool! Lousy Liverpool -! Here comes long, lazy, lousy Liverpool -! And truly the Coach deserves it's honors - Two such wretches were forced in on me all night, half drunk, and their Cloathes crusted over with dirt, the best portion of it from the mud into which they had fallen in a squabble, & the worse part of their own making;" describing an attempted robbery by a fellow passenger who tried to take the money he had hidden in his watch fob and describing the remainder of his journey which was more pleasant on a coach called the Bang-up; saying that unless something happens to delay him at Liverpool he will likely not write again until he reaches Kendal; continuing the letter which he dates "Saracen's Head, Liverpool : Thursday Noon;" describing his fellow passengers in the coach from Birmingham to Liverpool and relating, at length and in detail, two nightmares or "Sleep-adventures" he had on his journey; adding that he is uncertain how long he will stay in Liverpool before continuing to Kendal and Penrith; addressing a 2nd postscript to Charlotte which begins on the right side of page 3 but concludes with a final sentence written at the top of the first page, "I know you are fond of letters in general, from A to Z, Charlotte, with the exception of three; but yet don't throw it into the fire, when you find it from S.T.C."
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Being a collection of forty autograph letters signed from Samuel Taylor Coleridge to John James Morgan, his wife Mary Brent Morgan and Mrs. Morgan's sister, Charlotte Brent written between 1807 and 1826. Letters in the collection have been described individually in forty separate catalog records; see related records for more information
Mary Lamb manuscript material : 3 items by Mary Lamb( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

· To Mary Morgan, née Brent, wife and sister-in-law of John James Morgan (d. 1820), lawyer turned cheesemonger and tobacconist, friend of Coleridge and Southey : 1 autograph letter : 22 May 1815 : (S'ANA 0994) : fragment ; also addressed to Mrs. Morgan's sister, Miss [Charlotte] Brent. Includes an anedcote regarding Wordsworth's criticism of Godwin's Lives of Edward and John Philips. A portion of the letter is written by Charles Lamb
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Bristol, to Mr. and Mrs. Morgan and Charlotte Brent, 1814 June 30 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1814 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writing first to Mrs. Morgan and her sister Charlotte Brent and continuing with a letter on the same night to Mr. Morgan; sending his love to Mary & Charlotte and instructing them not to read beyond the first page of the letter as "...the overleaf part of this Letter is for Morgan alone, respects me alone, & is fit for Men alone;" adding in a postscript that "Porter called once before my entire confinement - then never called for 8 weeks...from his having been occupied concerning his Brother!;" adding, in a second postscript, that he "...took all imaginable precautions to secure the arrival of the Salmon this Evening...but should you smell before you see it, I shall be more vexed than surprized - but when I come, I shall bring one with me, I trust;" continuing with a letter just meant for Mr. Morgan on his theory that the "...Source of Disease in myself anterior to, & even more serious than, the Opium; & which had been from it's constitutional effects the cause of my resorting to that Drug : tho' from never having had any Complaint in my whole Life, and having since my twenty second year never had any illicit connection, I did not till lately even suspect it - from the mistaken supposition, that Strictures in the Urethra always originated in some vicious Cause. - But since I have read Sir Everard Home's two Volumes on Strictures, & Whately's milder Plans, a mass of Evidence has crowded on me; & this morning I took courage & communicated my Fears to Daniel : who very judiciously replied, that whether so or not, it was highly improper that such a Dread should haunt my mind, when the Point might be settled in a few minutes...;" relating the procedure Daniel will do and expressing his anxieties about the procedure; discussing the accidental drowning of a young medical student whom Coleridge liked and saying that although the Coroner ruled the death accidental he had a conversation with the young student on Suicide; relating his discussion with Daniel on suicide and concluding that he believed "There is no doubt, that he struggled hard to save himself, & twice on rising called out for Help - & Kidd swore that he fell sideways with his shoulder foremost;" adding, in a first postscript dated "12 o'clock" "My God! what if in some whim of mind I had palliated, or attempted to defend, Suicide! It proves how careful we ought to be. - If I had done it, it might have made [me] unhappy for my Life-long. - Tho' I look, and in many respects am, so much better, yet mark my words! I am much nearer the narrow Bed of 6 feet by 2 than any of my friends imagine. - I hope, however to see you & you (i.e. M & C) before my Finale. Believe me, I am not hypped; but have grounds for my presentiment- Coffin grounds black as Coffee Grounds;" referring, in a second postscript dated "Saturday Night", to a "Money-demand from a Reverend of our Acquaintance" which upset him and which delayed his medical procedure to Monday morning
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, place not specified, to Charlotte Brent, 1813 December : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1813 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Acknowledging receipt of her letter and expressing relief at the news of Mary's convalescence; saying he has been ill " appetite & digestion worse, I think than formerly, tho' I am very careful - but what most afflicts me is the heavy Load on my Spirits which by no effort I can shake off -. My Lectures are to recommence on Tuesday Evening, with what success I expect to inform you in person : for if God permit, I mean to be with you on Wednesday, tho' I must, perforce, return early on Thursday -. I would go now, but that I feel it necessary to exert myself in writing the essay containing my plan of private Lectures;" adding, in a postscript, that he has only seen one of his Bristol friends, Mr. [William] Hood
Charles Lamb manuscript material : 10 items by Charles Lamb( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

· To Thomas Noon Talfourd, writer, judge, and politician : 1 letter (copy) : [no date] : (S'ANA 0168b) : 1 page (single sheet) : [no place] : in the hand of Mary Cowden Clarke; begins, "My good friend Charles Clarke is the bearer of this. His sister, Mrs. Towers, has written one or more very pretty Books ..." Filed along with Talfourd's response to Charles Cowden Clarke (S'ANA 0168a). Filed in the SC file under "Talfourd."
Robert Southey manuscript material by Robert Southey( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Robert Southey manuscript material in the Pforzheimer Collection consists of writings and correspondence. Among the writings are a number of holograph poems (including "Pilgrim to Compostella" and "Ode on the Death of Queen Charlotte") and a substantial part of the manuscript of the Annual Anthology for 1799. The bulk of the correspondence is dated between 1824 and 1838. Correspondents include: Bernard Barton, poet; Amelia Opie, novelist and poet; Anna Seward, poet; and over thirty others
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, London, to Charlotte Brent, 1818 November 4 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning a portrait painted by William Collins of his daughter Sara; saying that he had been too ill to leave the house but that Mr. Lesly [C.R. Leslie] had visited to tell him of Allston's election to the Royal Academy and to show Coleridge a portrait; saying he brought "...with him a picture which I at least said - I have never seen any such female to my knowledge; but did I not know, you had never seen her, I might have imagined, that little Sara Coleridge would have grown into such a Lass. - He then informed me - that it was my Daughter's portrait, painted by Mr. Collins. It is the most beautiful Fancy-figure, I ever saw. - And lastly, ill and [an]xious as I was, Lesly contrived to take a head of me which appears to be the most striking Likeness ever taken - [per]haps, because I did not sit for it. It was for [him]self. This morning I was so alternately disordered [in] my bowels & stomach that before I could leave my [bed]room, the first Stage had gone - and determining to go for some days when I did go, I could not declare such an intention at a moment that I was confessedly sick & body-wildered - And now came in, unexpectedly Mr. Carey (the Author of the Translation of Dante, from whom I had received so much kindness at little Hampton) who had devoted the only day in his power to come up & see me - & who is seeking out for a House near Highgate - As I was not able to accompany him, I take the opportunity of his absence to write this letter - The time of my coming over will not be delayed an hour beyond my inability - Tho' Mr. Carey is a great Favorite of mine, I can scarcely hold up my head to converse with him;" sending his love to all
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, place not specified, to Charlotte Brent, 1823 July 7 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1823 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning his frustrations in getting an agreement with Murray for the publication of two works; saying "If I could but once get off the two Works, on which I rely for the Proof that I have not lived in vain, and had these off my mind, I could then maintain myself well enough by writing for the purpose of what I got by it - but it is an anguish, I cannot look in the face, to abandon just as it is completed the work of such intense & long continued labor - & if I cannot make an agreement with Murray, I must try Colbourn - & if with neither, owing to the loud Calumny of the Edingburgh [sic] & the silent but more injurious detractor of the Quarterly Review, I must try to get them published by Subscription;" asking if she would send him a copy of Southey's Brazil; sending his love to Mary and asking 'Do you think of taking Rooms out of the Smoke during this summer, for any time?"
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Bristol, to Charlotte Brent, 1813 October 24 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1813 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Acknowledging her letter and saying he is glad to know that Mary is better; saying that he has " doubts of succeeding so far as to secure the B. St Business for the nonce - The proposed Scheme of Lecturing has met with such support, that I have resolved on it - and shall give the first at the White Lion, on Thursday Evening;" reporting that he is well and giving news of mutual friends; saying that Mr. [Samuel] Morse gave him Mr. Allston's address whom he has not seen but was told that Dr. King had operated on Allston... "& it appears, that I was too much in the Right in fearing it to be an analogous Case to Thomas Wedgewood's - It is a stricture, or thickening of the Colon - but it will not put a period to his Life, I trust. Indeed, he is very much better - & out of Pain."
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Alternative Names
Brent, Miss, 1783-

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