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January 24, 2015

Literary Landmarks: Coleridge Cottage

TColeridge Cottage This 17th-century cottage in Nether Stowey, Somerset was home to Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge during his most frutiful three years from 1797. It was during this time he wrote his finest works, including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Frost at Midnight, The Nightingale, Cristabel and This Lime Tree Bower my Prison. Here also is where he collaborated with William Wordsworth to produce Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems a collection of poems published in 1798 & considered the beginning of the English Romantic movement in literature

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  • Roman Emperor Gaius Caesar (Caligula), known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his Praetorian Guards, 41 a.d.
  • California gold rush begins: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento, 1848
  • Robert Baden-Powell organizes the Boy Scout movement, 1908
  • St. Petersburg, Russia is renamed Leningrad, 1924 (restored in 1991)
  • Young director Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film, The Pleasure Garden, in England, 1927
  • First Apple Macintosh with one floppy disk drive and 128KB of memory goes on sale, 1984
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