Coleridge was born on October 21, 1772 in Ottery St. Mary, England. As a child, he did not have much of a relationship with his mother which explains the close relationship with his father, John Coleridge. John was vicar of Ottery and headmaster of a local grammar school.
( http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/125261/Samuel-Taylor-Coleridge ). John’s involvement in the literature world sparked interest with young Samuel. Coleridge developed a strong passion for reading and gained a wild imagination. John sudden pass in 1781 forced Coleridge to move into the Christ’s Hospital School for orphans. Nevertheless, Coleridge did not take this as downfall. He continued to thrive in his studies. In 1791, Coleridge enrolled into the University of Cambridge. Coleridge was considered as a determined and intelligent student until he became distracted. Unfortunately, Coleridge dropped out of school never obtaining a degree. In the fall of 1793, young and naive, Coleridge enlisted into the Light Dragoons army. Coleridge used his literary skills to teach soldiers how to write, but due to his lack of ability to fight or even ride a...
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