(63) Coleridge would have known something of this equivocal strategy from personal experience: self-doubt, assertions of expertise, and attempts to achieve rhetorical victories were prominent in Coleridge's relations with Robert Southey and (besides the financial worries) dragged down their pantisocratic
Political Justice inspired Wordsworth, Southey, Coleridge, and other youthful enthusiasts of the French Revolution to consider the optimal outcome of the revolution as a retreat to small-scale rural self-subsistence agriculture, the sharing of property on just principles, and the practice of government according to pantisocratic
(Southey's liberal message may be that Europeans or English should lead by the power of Madoc's Welsh example, hot coerce by samples of Spanish musketeers' power.) The relations of Madoc with the Black Legend (Anacaona appears prominently in Las Casas' Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies), Coleridge and Southey's own Pantisocratic
plans m emigrate to the Susquehanna, and earlier epicized encounters with the New World, such as Cowley's De Plantis, are beyond the scope of this article.
One might say that, throughout Coleridge's life, he adhered to a Pantisocratic
form of mysticism.
I said, so what if the Pantisocratic
ideal was just another hippie
The ideal of transcending individual, private attachments in favour of love of humanity' is evident, for example, in the pantisocratic
Coleridge's description of his wife as a woman whom 'I do not love--but whom by every tie of Reason and Honor I ought to love' (p.
To understand one of Coleridge's motives in publishing The Friend years later--to vindicate his youthful enthusiasms--it is necessary to see the poet's Pantisocratic
aspirations and his sympathy for the Revolution as two sides of the same coin.
In his alternative nineteenth century, Coleridge and Southey do actually found the Pantisocratic
community on the Susquehanna that, in the real nineteenth century, they had only daydreamed about.
This cause, according to Coleridge's momentous letter, is the aborted pantisocratic
The confrontation appears to be between two antagonistic modes of production--that of the self-subsisting, Pantisocratic
Africans, unsullied by commerce, and that of the metropolitan, capitalist center.
I had begun to think about Southey--Byron's always taking out, not necessarily the heavy artillery, just the old musket and taking a pot shot at Southey, and then I started to think again about the pantisocratic
In the meantime, because marriage was an essential factor in the pantisocratic
scheme, Coleridge became engaged to Sarah Fricker, sister of Southey 's fiancee, only to discover, too late, that his love for Mary Evans was reciprocated.