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Crane, Josephine Boardman 1873-1972

Works: 352 works in 362 publications in 2 languages and 378 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Poetry  Autobiographies  Portraits 
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The triumphs of temper : a poem : in six cantos by William Hayley( Book )

1 edition published in 1803 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the author of A vindication of the rights of woman by William Godwin( Book )

1 edition published in 1798 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Godwin's memoir of his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, marks a transition in Godwin's philosophical development from extreme rationalism to the recognition of the moral importance of feeling and sympathy that was to energize his later writings. Memoirs also belongs to a tradition of biographical writing that sought to transform the consciousness of readers by using individual history as an agent of historical change. Written during the weeks following Wollstonecraft's early death, Memoirs provides an interpretation of the relations between Wollstonecraft's writings and her personal history, a candid account of her various relationships, and a vindication of her egalitarian intimacy with Godwin. This modern, scholarly edition, geared for student use, includes a wide range of primary sources, together with excerpts from Godwin's other writings and from his biographical models."--Jacket
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, xx, to Robert Southey, xx : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief by American Guild for German Cultural Freedom( )

in German and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, place not identified, to Robert Southey, 1794 December 29 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

2 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describing himself as "calm [...] as an Autumnal Day, when the Sky is covered with grey moveless Clouds," in the wake of receiving a letter from Mary Evans; saying that he continues to love her, but since he no longer has any hope of it being returned, his passion has lost its "disquieting Power"; describing their fraternal feelings for each other when they were together, and how only being absent from her caused "gnawings of Suspense, and that Dreaminess of Mind"; calling Evans "my ideal Standard of female excellence"; saying that their separation is all to the good and, if they had been married, "the Excess of my Affection would have effeminated my Intellect"; writing that he can bear losing Evans, but it is far harder to contemplate marrying Sara Fricker: "to marry a woman whom I do not love -- to degrade her, whom I call my Wife, by making her an Instrument of low Desire -- and on the removal of a desultory Appetite, to be perhaps not displeased with her Absence!"; promising, however, that "I will do my Duty"; responding to a letter from Southey; saying that Southey's "Sensibilities are tempestuous" and warning him against feeling "Indignation at Weakness"; adding that he wishes Southey were "a Necessitarian -- and (believing in an all-loving Omnipotence) an Optimist"; writing that, contrary to appearances, he is eager to leave town and has thought of walking down to Bath; asking if he knows who the author of some verses addressed to himself and published in the Morning Chronicle is; speculating "Would a Pistol preserve Integrity? -- To concentrate Guilt -- no very philosophical mode of preventing it"; praising several of Southey's sonnets and discussing the form generally; copying out, with his own revisions, a sonnet by Southey that begins "With wayworn Feet a Pilgrim woe-begone"; relaying that Charles Lamb likes it "with tears in his Eyes"; commenting on Mary Lamb's health and the close relationship between the brother and sister; mentioning that he was writing a poem and wished Lamb to "describe the Character & Doctrines of Jesus Christ for me -- but his low Spirits prevented him -- The Poem is in blank Verse on the Nativity"; telling Southey that he sent Lamb a poem "which flowed from my Pen extemporaneously" and including that poem, which is titled "To C. Lamb"; agreeing that "Wynne [C.W.W. Wynn, a friend of Southey's] is indeed a noble Fellow -- more when we meet --."
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Highgate, to Joseph Henry Green, 1832 July 26 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

2 editions published in 1832 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asking what he thinks of the "following 'Premonitory'" (referring to the poem that appears at the end of this letter); jocularly suggesting several ways of making it public ("Should I send it to the Board of Health? or to Lord Melborne?"); adding that, though he thinks there should be a honorarium for such contributions, he will make a present of it to "a Government, of whom and of whose measures I am, you know, so glowing an admirer that it may be fairly questioned whether the Devil himself can in this respect outrival me"; saying that he is jealous of "the Glory of this new-imported Nabob, from the Indian Jungles [referring to a recent epidemic of Asiatic cholera], his Serene Blueness, Prince of the Air -- lest he should have the presumption [...] to set himself up in Hell against Lords Grey, Durham, & the Reform-Bill. Fool! as if filling the Church-yard could be reckoned an equal service with stripping and emptying the Church!"; asking Green if he would bring on Sunday his "two concluding Lectures of the Zoological Course, on the Characteristics of Man. -- I wish to look over again the passage on the Federative Character of the N.W. Branch of the Japetic Race"; giving the heading of the poem as follows: "Address premonitory to the Sovereign People: or the Cholera cured beforehand, promulgated gratis for the use of the Useful Classes, specially of those resident in St Giles's, Bethnal Green, Saffron Hill, &c -- by their Majesties', i.e. the People's, loyal Subject" and signing it "Demophilus Mudlarkiades"; including a poem of thirty-six lines beginning "To escape Belly-ache / Eat no plums nor plum-cake!" and ending with "Hurra! 3 times 3 thrice repeated. -- Hurra!"
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, xx, to xx, date : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-west child by Josephine Boardman Crane( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, place not identified, to Robert Southey, circa 1809 December 24 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

2 editions published in 1809 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerning the actions of the Maltese Regiment and the Corsican Rangers; saying that, in the essays he is currently writing about Sir Alexander Ball, he will mention the former as "an exemplification among many others of his foresight"; describing the contents of upcoming issues of The Friend, including Wordsworth's letter to Mathetes; mentioning General Villettes; giving his opinion on the position of the soldiers ("it was cruel, shameful, to take 1500 men, as Soldiers for any part of our enormous empire, out of a population, man, woman, & child, not at that time more than 100,000"); describing the problems caused by removing Maltese officers and replacing them with British officers; adding "This is the whole -- but do not either expose yourself or me to judicial enquiries. It is one thing to know a thing, & another to be able to prove it in a Law-court -- This remark applies to the damnable Treatment of the Prisoners of War at Malta"
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, London, to Joseph Henry Green, 1830 February 12 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

2 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describing a socially delicate situation in which a writer, Charles Whitehead, has solicited his advice about a poem and Coleridge has arranged to meet with him, but needs to postpone the meeting and has lost his address; writing jokingly about the recent growth of Mrs. Gillman's "Organ of Locality [...] a charming improvement of her frontal sinus!"; inviting Green to come after the meeting with Whitehead and "take a beef steak" with him; describing in detail the work he would like to do with Green's assistance: "To say that I should be glad to see you, would be to say less than the truth -- for I am anxious to have it determined, which I think might be done in two consecutive days' work whether -- previous to the commencement of the individual Organization in the Vegetable Forms, a consistent, flexible, and organic Terminology can be strictly evolved out of spiritual Postulates and the Data furnished by them..."; writing further about "the applicability of the Scheme, as an organ of insight, and of solution, to the facts of organized Bodies, and the correspondence of [the] Results by ideal deduction to the Results supplied by Experience"; reminding Green about Hoffman's Tales and saying that he has heard good things about "a Novel by Professor Steffens, a Norwegian Tale -- 'die Familien Walseth und Leith'"; adding that the latter may be among the books owned by the German Book-Club; asking whether Green has ever looked into the chief work by the founder of homoeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, "or Similia similibus minimissimum dose man, I mean? -- How is the great impression made by him on the German medical Press to be explained? Two crowned Skulls have built Hospitals for the System -- Emperor Nic at Tulczin in Russia & the King of Naples."
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Highgate, to Joseph Henry Green, 1820 May 25 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1820 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saying that he was deeply distressed to hear of how ill Green had been; writing of his own illness, as well as his "utter & sinful helplessness & worthlessness"; mentioning that his nephew, the Reverend William Hart Coleridge, came to visit them, in order to meet Derwent; saying that his nephew brought a copy of Herbert Marsh's lecture on "the authenticity and credibility of the Books collected in the New Testament"; giving his response to Marsh's arguments at length, based in part on his knowledge of the work of Eichhorn; discussing the connection between external evidence and faith in Christianity; discussing the question of whether all illness is physiological ("Does the efficient cause of Disease & disordered Action, & collectively of Pain & Perishing, lie entirely in the Organs?"), referring both to his own case and more generally; asking "For which of the two, Soul or Body, am I to call 'I'?"; writing about the relationship of these questions to the will, to the possibility of recovery, to insanity and suicide; adding "Under these views I cannot read the VIth Chapter of St John without great emotion" and discussing the implications of this chapter at length; asking "if Faith be an energy, a positive Act, and that too an Act of intensest power -- why should it necessarily differ in toto genere from any other Act, ex. gr. from that of the animal life in the Stomach? -- It will be found easier to laugh or stare at the Question, than to prove it's irrationality"; writing of his pleasure at meeting the zoologist and marine biologist William Elford Leach; sending his love to Mrs. Green; saying that the Gillmans are eager to see them and were very affected by the account of his health; describing Thomas Allsop as more like a son than a friend: "He came up yesterday at 10 o'clock, & left the House at 8 this morning, in order to urge me to go to some Sea Bathing Place -- if it was thought at all adviseable"; saying that Derwent "goes on in every respect to my satisfaction & comfort."
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Malta, to Sara Coleridge, 1805 August 21 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1805 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Expressing his frustration that his attempts to return to England continue to be thwarted by Sir Alexander Ball who continues to need him in Malta; relating news of the earthquake in the Kingdom of Naples which destroyed three towns and killed 8,000 people and a small earthquake in Malta "...which shook my bed and me in it with a Giant's Ar[m] but did no mischief. Ships 60 leagues distant from [Lan]d felt it : and it appeared as [if they had] suddenly struck on a rough shore, & were raking the stones; commenting on Sir Alexander Ball's continuing kindness to him and his offers to keep him in Malta; saying "...he told a Gentleman a few days ago, that were he a man of Fortune he would gladly give me 500£ a year to dine with him twice a week for the mere advantage, which he received from my Conversation / and for a long time past he has been offering me different places to induce me to return / he would give me a handsome House, Garden, Country House, & a place of 600£ a year certain / I thank him cordially - but neither accept nor refuse. I had lately a fine Opening in America, which I was much inclined to accept; but my knowledge of Wordsworth's aversion to America stood in my way. My Health is by no means what I could l wish it / the quantity and variety of my public Business confine me, & I cannot take enough Exercise / & Malta, alas! it is a barren Rock / the Sky, the Sea, the Bays, the Buildings are all beautiful / but no rivers, no brooks, no Hedges, no green fields, almost no Trees, & the few that are are unlovely. - It might have been better for me if I had remained wholly independent / for the living in a huge Palace all to myself, like a mouse in a Cathedral on a Fair or Market Day, and the being hail'd 'Most illustrious Lord, the Public Secretary' are no pleasures to me who have no ambition, & having no curiosity, the deal, I see of men & things only tends to tinge my mind with melancholy. However, I trust, that the first of September will be the latest time I shall stay here / of all tender recollections I have spoken in my last - & do not wonder if with people about me craving dispatch of Business, I cannot bring myself to write down names that make my inmost Heart as often bleed tears as dissolve with tenderness : all whom I loved in England I seem to love tenfold in Malta / - My dear Sara! may God bless you / be assured, I shall never, never cease to do every thing that can make you happy."
Letter from Daniel Stuart, London, to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1802 September : by Daniel Stuart( )

1 edition published in 1802 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning the freedom of the Press and the anti-Bonaparte sentiment in the country; acknowledging receipt of the remainder of his essay on France and Rome saying "I have received the last of the Comparison. The whole forms an excellent article & I really assure you it is much admired. Peltier is translating it for his Journal...The best of all is the sale of the Paper which has been drooping since May as it always does, is now lively & recovering though the Season for that is not till november - You see I reserve your articles for such days as I stand in need of matter. My prudence was awake before I had your injunctions. I doubted on the passage comparing Bonaparte to Tiberius, so did Mackintosh, he after, I before it appears, but I resolved on it and would do it again & again for reasons too long to enumerate. - In the last part of the 2nd part this Day I have altered Tyrant to Despot. The third part I have not yet considered though it is setting; but I shall & do consider them all so well that you need not suppose I shall fall into a scrape from negligence - Sheridan I have seen since I told you of what I had heard - He did not say it so strongly as I told you. He said he intended most decidedly to abuse Bonaparte in Parliament & spoke of the Press only from a wish to prevent harsh measures against it - Mackintosh dined with the Attorney General on Monday night - The A.G. said he had filed the information ag't Peltier - no doubt remains as to numerous & unqualified Libels by him. The Attorney G. said he had been instructed by Gov't to watch all the Newspapers. - He had read them closely : - he saw many imprudent things in them ag't Bonaparte & which with vigour & harshness might be prosecuted; but he had seen nothing which was not necessary to free discussion, & to attack them would be to attack the Liberty of the Press. Rather than Prosecute any of them said he I will throw up my situation! This was handsome. - It is Perceval. In fact there never was a more unanimous spirit in this Country of hatred ag't Bonaparte by the war faction because he has defeated them, and of disgust & indignation among the friends of Liberty at the French Revolution in general & Bonaparte in particular. I hope I shall never go to Newgate, but if I am destined to go there I pray it may be for such things as have lately appeared in the M. Post ag't Bonaparte. - apropos - a Gent. at Attorneys Generals table said there had been much true old English Spirit in the M. Post of late and he admired it greatly. - These are almost your own words. I am happy to think that Bonapartes conduct is likely to preserve and enlarge the Liberties of this Country as the French Revolution endangered them, and that all classes will unite against France but your Philosophers who dream of talent giving rank instead of title & property - Bonaparte has captivated them. - your men of Science - Oh! Oh! I have engaged at them & wish to give them a severe dressing. - You'll recollect I had all my ideas on this subject from you in Hyde Park. - It has never since quitted my mind. - Cobbet's Letter which I send is the most atrocious string of falsehoods; the most impudent thing ever I saw. - I shall say something about it in the Post - Pray write Letters to Fox - and pray abuse those Coxcombs who pay adoration going to Bonaparte - Erskine, Mackintosh &c."
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Keswick, to Robert Southey, 1802 September 2 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1802 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Answering objections in Southey's letter and discussing in great detail the living arrangements at Greta Hall and who would have which rooms if Southey, his family, and Mary Lovell and her son shared the house with them; arguing that there must be a guest room available for the Wordsworths and that he also needs a bedroom for when he is ill; describing various sleeping arrangements, an outbuilding that he hopes to have for his study, and the work currently underway at the house; saying that Sara will write soon with an exact account of the furniture that they have and what would be needed: "So much for Business. Sara will write to Mary or Edith / & when you have the whole before you, you must then settle it"; turning to biblical criticism and describing points (the authorship of parts of the Old and New Testaments, the truth of the Ascension and Resurrection) on which he differs from John Prior Estlin and William Taylor; describing the accepted thinking on these matters in Germany and referring to the work of Eichhorn and Herder; writing "Before the time of Grotius's de Veritate Christianâ no stress was lay'd on the judicial, law-cant kind of evidence for Christianity which has been since so much in Fashion / & Lessing very sensibly considers Grotius as the greatest Enemy that Xtianity ever had"; refuting Taylor's claim to a discovery and quoting from Herder; mentioning that Planck has written "a very large & most fact-full History of the Reformation"; adding in a postscript a clarification about the building of a new house and the destruction of the old house at Greta Hall and concluding "an excellent Story that Eagle of Brass!"
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Highgate, to Joseph Henry Green, 1824 February 16 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1824 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning Basil Montagu's efforts to procure an associateship at the Royal Society of Literature for Coleridge; saying that he has just received a letter from Mrs. Montagu listing the electors he needs to write to in order to get the associateship; adding that he responded by saying that what a man's friends did for him was one thing, but what he did on his behalf was another and he "would not, could not, solicit a single vote. I should think it an affrontive interference with a decision, in which there ought to be neither ground or motive, but the Elector's own judgement & conscience -- and all for what?"; saying that he does not wish to complicate matters for Montagu by withdrawing his name and will let the matter take its course, "but as Montagu wishes to have Mr [Francis] Chantrey's Vote for us, if you see and feel no objection (an Objectiuncula will be quite sufficient) you will perhaps write him a Line to state the circumstance"; noting the name of one of the electors, Richard Cattermole, and wondering "what twi-bestialism that Fellow committed in his pre-existent state to bring down such a name upon him"; adding that he looks forward to Sunday and sending his respects to Green's wife and mother
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Slough, to John James Morgan, 1812 February 10 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

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

Describing his fellow passengers in the coach on the way to Liverpool which he learned was "...called the Lousy Liverpool, and deemed the worst Coach on the Road - that it had very rarely inside Passengers except for short stages - but that the Coachman crammed into the inside such of his Outsiders as could fee him - & lastly, which occasions my writing, & which the Guard has confirmed, that we shall not be in Liverpool till Thursday Morning, one or two o/clock - Hitherto, one fellow has been put inside - O such a fellow. I have time for no more - I will write when I arrive at Liverpool; but you must not expect the Letter till Saturday - O if you knew how dearly I love you all - !"
The Lady with the Rooks by Edward Calvert( Visual )

1 edition published in 1829 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Cambridge, to Robert Southey, circa 1794 October 23 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1794 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saying that he had been invited the previous evening to the home of Dr. Thomas Edwards ("the great Grecian of Cambridge & heterodox Divine") where he also met a man named Lushington and spent six hours discussing Pantisocracy, "which is indeed the universal Topic at this University"; reporting that "Lushington & Edwards declared the System impregnable, supposing the assigned Quantum of Virtue and Genius in the first Individuals"; saying that he felt he acquitted himself well, "having exhibited closer argument in more elegant and appropriate Language, than I had ever conceived myself capable of"; adding that when he returned home, he found Southey's letter and it raised questions about the bases of the system; wishing for a "Lyncéan Eye, that can discover in the acorn of Error the rooted and widely spreading Oak of Misery"; posing a series of questions about the role of education and self-improvement in Pantisocracy and asking particularly whether "our Women have not been taught by us habitually to contemplate the littlenesses of indiv[id]ual Comforts, and a passion for the Novelty of the Scheme, rather than the generous enthusiasm of Benevolence? Are they saturated with the Divinity of Truth sufficiently to be always wakeful?"; suggesting that the "Mothers will tinge the Mind of the Infants with prejudications"; reflecting on how the presence of children in the Pantisocratic community might raise fundamental problems: "Southey! -- there are children going with us [...] The little Fricker for instance and your Brothers -- Are they not already deeply tinged with the prejudices and errors of Society? Have they not learnt from their Schoolfellows Fear and Selfishness -- of which the necessary offspring are Deceit, and desultory Hatred? How are we to prevent them from infecting the minds of our Children?"; concluding that the only way to prevent this contamination would be by enforcing obedience on these children through terror, and that this fundamentally betrays the system; adding "I have told you, Southey! that I will accompany you on an imperfect System. But must our System be thus necessarily imperfect?"; saying "I ask the Question that I may know whether or not I should write the Book of Pantisocracy" and posing other questions about Southey's approach to the scheme; adding that he would very much like "a Day's conversation with you [...] So much, that I seriously think of Mail coaching it to Bath -- altho' but for a Day"; saying that Southey's letter "brought a smile to a countenance, that for these three weeks has been ever cloudy & stern"; defending himself against an imputation of slovenliness and saying "I could mention a Lady of fashionable rank and most fashionable Ideas who declared to Caldwell -- that I (S.T. Coleridge) was a man of the most courtly & polished manners, of the most gentlemanly address -- she had ever met with."
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Grove, Highgate, to Henry Francis Cary, 1827 June 2 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1827 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dating the first part of the letter Saturday Night; composing a couplet which he says has haunted him all day and which he has been "repeating every two or three minutes" which describes neighbors in Highgate; saying "And there I saw beside of yonder Thicket / The pretty pleasing playful proley-prowly Pricket;" explaining, "...there happens to be a family of Prickets in Highgate - the one a fine, tall slim, swimmy, slidy Lass whose smiles curtsy to you as she bends and floats by - another a sullen black, surly, burly, bum-bayly Lawyer, that is in league with the Spirit of Irony to recall the same Distich - and one or the other I am sure to meet in my walk - while a third is a Patient of Mr. Gillman's, whose impatient Messages - Mrs. Pricket would be very glad, Sir! if you would call as soon as possible - She is so very low & all over pain - are sure to start and make out-leap again / The pretty, pleasing playful, proley prowley Pricket. It is a perfect Plague, a Jack o'lanthorn persecution - and I write this to you to try if I can get it out of my head, just as they send the Vaccine Virus in a twopenny post letter! I forward it, to wit, with the charitable hope of getting rid of the morbid matter by transferring it to another, according to a not yet wholly obsolete fancy & more than once acted on by the Devil's Vulgar, when inoculated with a worse Venom than Cow ever gave name or birth to;" continuing the letter and dating the following "Monday Night;" discussing, at length and in detail the 137th Psalm and what appears to have been a misunderstanding by Cary of Coleridge's earlier discussion on the meanings of the word Prophesy and his interpretation of Prophesy in the first Chapter of Genesis (see MA 1851.12); adding, "My dear Friend! we are so near each other in our convictions on this point, that with a little modification on both sides we should soon accomplish a total Coincidence;" concluding that his daughter is with him and he hopes that they and Mrs. Gillman can visit him soon
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Alternative Names
Boardman Crane, Josephine Porter 1873-1972

Boardman, Josephine Porter 1873-1972

Crane, Josephine 1873-1972

Crane, Josephine B. 1873-1972

Crane, Josephine Porter 1873-1972

Crane, Murray 1873-1972 Mrs

Crane, Murray Mrs. 1873-1972

Crane, W. Murray 1873-1972 Mrs

Crane, W. Murray Mrs. 1873-1972

Crane, Winthrop Murray 1873-1972 Mrs

Crane, Winthrop Murray Mrs. 1873-1972

Josephine Porter Boardman American socialite and patron of the arts

Josephine Porter Boardman Amerikaans kunstverzamelaarster (1873-1972)

Porter Boardman Crane, Josephine 1873-1972

Porter Boardman, Josephine 1873-1972

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