Biographia Literaria, or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions - Conclusion Summary & Analysis

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Conclusion Summary and Analysis

Coleridge says that people sometimes punish faults by blaming things that were no part of the faults and he feels that this is the severest punishment that there is. Man must contemplate the relations of cause and effect. To Coleridge, private feeling should not interfere with writing or publishing. He feels that man should love himself as he loves his neighbors.

Coleridge received a bad review from the Edinburgh Review which he felt stemmed from personal hatred. He feels that a review must contain some bad things in order to make it salable. People will not buy it if there is not something controversial in it. He says that his metaphysics writings were also subject to criticisms. Some reviews are also the result of animosity between the reviewer and the author.

Religion is also important as is reason. He discusses the...

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